TOP OF THE TOWN 2021

City Pulse Top of the Town 2021 announces the Top Five

Presented by City Pulse & Fox 47 News

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In this battle for local supremacy, chaos always reigns supreme. As we approach the Halloween season, the only thing ghastlier than the visage of ghouls like the Wolfman and Frankenstein’s Monster is the struggle for domination within the Lansing City Pulse Top of the Town leaderboards.

You’ve faithfully submitted your nominations, and now we’ve taken them and guillotined all but the Top Five. Hopefully, the forlorn spirit of those that did not make the cut don’t linger about town like the specter of the Headless Horseman. Or, even more foreboding, the ghost of the Meijer giraffe. So long as it remains perched atop its resting place on the gas station roof, we are all safe from the worst 40,000-year curse imaginable. 

Woven into this comprehensive list of the top vote-getters are comments submitted by you, the public. As you flip through the following pages and see who has captured the soul of Lansing, take notice of what your fellow City Pulse readers have to say. 

How to participate

First off, you must visit LansingCityPulse.com/TOTT2021. There, you will find the contest’s homepage and you’ll be all set to vote. To begin voting, select any category. AFTER you cast your first vote, enter your email address, name and ZIP code. Once you’ve done that, you will be able to continue voting. 

Please note that all votes are submitted automatically. Once you’ve cast it — you’re done. Don’t worry about a second submission screen.   

If you need to stop and come back to your ballot or your internet browser was closed, you can return to the site and continue voting exactly where you left off. Remember that you can always log out by clicking on your email address on the top left. When you are ready to resume voting, you can log back in and get back to the contest. 

As always, you can vote in as many (or as few) categories as your heart desires. Just remember to finish your ballot before midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 26. That should give you plenty of time to make even the most hair-splitting of decisions. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 10.  

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You can also send us your list of votes via snail mail to Suzi Smith at City Pulse, 1905 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing 48912. While you’re on the City Pulse website, make sure you sign up for our new and improved newsletter, which has risen from the dead with a vengeance more passionate than the nastiest of zombies. Not sure if you’re signed up for it already? Enter your email address and we will sort it out for you and make sure you only get it once.

BRAM STOKER

BARS

Cocktails

Cask & Co. Kitchen & Bar
American Fifth Spirits
Corey’s Lounge
Avenue Cafe
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill

Dance Bar

Avenue Cafe
Green Door Bar & Grill
Exchange
Harpers Brew Pub
Dukes Saloon

Dive bar

Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
Mayfair Bar
Avenue
Stober’s Bar
B & I Bar

Food

MEAT Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine
Saddleback BBQ
Art’s Pub
Avenue Cafe
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill

LGBTQ-FRIENDLY BAR

Avenue Cafe
Esquire Bar
UrbanBeat
Stober’s Bar
Reo Town Pub

Happy Hour

Avenue Cafe
Green Door Bar & Grill
Moriarty’s Pub
Mac’s Bar
Blue Owl Coffee

Jam Night

Avenue Cafe
Green Door Bar & Grill
Blue Owl Coffee
Mac’s Bar
Moriarty’s Pub

Karaoke

Crunchy’s East Lansing
Avenue Cafe
LeRoy’s Classic Bar & Grill
Charlie’s Bar And Grill
Green Door Bar & Grill

Lansing Area Brewery

Ozone’s Brewhouse
Lansing Brewing Co.
BAD Brewing Co.
EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
Ellison Brewery + Spirits

Lansing Area Distillery

American Fifth Spirits
MichiGrain Distillery
Sanctuary - Distillery, Brewery & Winery
Ellison Brewery + Spirits
Red Cedar Spirits

Margarita

El Azteco
Acapulco Mexican Grill
Cancun Mexican Grill
Barrio East Lansing
Fiesta Charra

Neighborhood Bar

Mayfair Bar
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
Avenue Cafe
Watershed Tavern & Grill
Harry’s Place

Open Mic Night

Blue Owl Cafe
Avenue Cafe
BrickHaven Brewing Co.
Crunchy’s
Moriarty’s Pub

Pub/Tavern

Dagwood’s Tavern and Grill
Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern
Art’s Pub
Moriarty’s
Eaglemonk Pub and Brewery

Spartan Sports Hangout

Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
Crunchy’s East Lansing
Nuthouse Sports Grill
Harrison Road House
Reno’s East

Sports Bar

Nuthouse Sports Grill
Art’s Pub
One North Kitchen & Bar
Reno’s East
Buffalo Wild Wings

DINING

Bagels

Flour Child Bakery
Big Apple Bagels
GoodFellas Bagel Deli
New Daily Bagel
Bruegger’s Bagels

Bakery

Flour Child Bakery
Bake N’ Cakes
Mitten Raised
Social Sloth Cafe & Bakery
Tiny Bird Bakery

BBQ

MEAT Southern BBQ
Saddleback BBQ - REO Town
Saddleback BBQ - Okemos
Capital City BBQ
Smoke N’ Pig BBQ

Breakfast

Good Truckin’ Diner
Fidler’s on the Grand
Soup Spoon
Sparty’s Coney Island
Fleetwood Diner

Brunch

Soup Spoon Cafe
Good Truckin’ Diner
People’s Kitchen
Art’s Pub
Fidler’s on the Grand

Burger

Crunchy’s East Lansing
Dagwood’s Tavern and Grill
Peanut Barrel
Olympic Broil
Cask & Company Kitchen & Bar

Chicken Strips/Tenders 

Eastside Fish Fry & Grill
Culver’s
Olympic Broil
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Buddies Grill

Chinese

House of Hsu
Asian Buffet
Little Panda Chinese Restaurant
Chen’s Restaurant
Charlie Kang’s Restaurant

Cider

Uncle Johns Cider Mill
Quality Dairy
Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill
Horrocks Tavern|
Country Mill

Coney Dog

Sparty’s Coney Island
Cheezy D’s Deli & Dogs
Nip N Sip Drive In
A&W Restaurant
Olympic Broil

Deli

Horrocks Farm Market
McAlister’s Deli
Monticello’s Market & Butcher Block
Westlund’s Apple Market
Stateside Deli & Restaurant

Dessert

MSU Dairy Store
Flour Child Bakery
Everything is Cheesecake|
Bake N’ Cakes
Arctic Corner

Diner

Good Truckin’ Diner
Fleetwood Diner
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
Piazzano’s
Athena’s Diner

Donuts

Quality Dairy (all locations)
Groovy Donuts
Strange Matter Coffee
Country Mill
Flour Child Bakery

Family Friendly Restaurant

DeLuca’s Restaurant
Cugino’s
Buddies Grill - Holt
Babe’s Corner
Kewpee Sandwich Shoppe

Fast Food

Olympic Broil
Zaytoon
El Oasis
Chick-fil-A
Culver’s of Lansing

Fish Fry

Eastside Fish Fry
Crack Chicken
Harry’s Place
B & I Bar
Log Jam Restaurant

Food Truck

El Oasis
Bangos Food Truck
Smoke N’ Pig BBQ
Pancho’s Taqueria
Picnic

French Fries

Five Guys Burgers & Fries
HopCat
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
Cosmos
Meat BBQ

Fried Chicken

Eastside Fish Fry
Lulu’s Louisiana Cookhouse
Fresh Fish & Fry - Crack Chicken
Fidler’s on the Grand
Smoke N Pig
Bangos Food Truck

Greek Restaurant

Zaytoon Mediterranean
Woody’s Oasis
Bell’s Greek Pizza
Olga’s Kitchen
Zeus’ Coney Island

Hibachi

Ukai Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar
Maru Sushi & Grill
Hibachi Grill Sushi Buffet
Sushi Moto

Ice Cream

MSU Dairy Store
Arctic Corner
Babe’s Corner
MOO-Ville Creamery
Dairy Dan

Indian Restaurant

Swagath Indian Cuisine
Sindhu Indian Cuisine
Ozzy’s Kabob
Persis Indian Grill
Sree Saffron

Irish Restaurant

Moriarty’s Pub
Dublin Square
Kelly’s Downtown

Italian Restaurant

DeLuca’s
Cugino’s
Tannin
Falsetta’s Casa Nova
Bravo Cucina Italiana

Kids Eat Free Restaurant

Cosmos/Zoobies Tavern
Texas Roadhouse
Buddies Grill
IHOP - East Lansing
McAlister’s Deli

Late Night Food

Pizza House
Fleetwood Diner
Famous Taco
Conrad’s Grill
Crunchy’s East Lansing

Mediterranean Restaurant

Zaytoon Mediterranean
Woody’s Oasis
Aladdin’s
Sultan’s
Bread Bites

Mexican Restaurant - chain

Cancun Mexican Grill
Fiesta Charra - East Lansing
Los Tres Amigos South Cedar
Fiesta Charra Mexican Restaurant -  DeWitt
Los Tres Amigos - Mason

Mexican Restaurant - non chain

Pablo’s Old Town
El Oasis
El Azteco
Acapulco Mexican Grill
El Azteco - East Lansing

Nachos

MEAT Southern BBQ
El Azteco
Lansing Brewing Co.
Buddies Pub & Grill - Okemos
Smoke N’ Pig BBQ

NEW Restaurant

One North Kitchen & Bar
Good Truckin Food
Babe’s Corner
Ozone’s Fire Food Truck (Ozone’s Brewhouse)
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Olive Burger

Kewpee Sandwich Shop
Olympic Broil
Nip N Sip Drive In
Peanut Barrel
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill

Pancakes

Sophia’s House of Pancakes
People’s Kitchen
Blondie’s Barn
Good Truckin’ Diner
Soup Spoon Cafe

Pho

Nola Bistro
Capital City BBQ
Asia’s Finest
Cask & Co. Kitchen & Bar
Taste of Thai

Pizza

Buddy’s Pizza
Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub
Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven
Detroit Frankies Wood Fired Brick Oven   - West Lansing
Art’s Pub

Prime Rib

Capital Prime
Airport Tavern
Piazzano’s
Texas Roadhouse
Corey’s Lounge

Ramen

Ruckus Ramen
Sapporo Ramen
Cask and Company
Noodles & Company
Bento Kitchen Cravings

Ranch Dressing

Jet’s Pizza
DeLuca’s Restaurant
Crunchy’s
Art’s Pub
Cugino’s

Restaurant Beer List

HopCat
Crunchy’s East Lansing
Lansing Brewing Co.
Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern
Old Nation Brewery

Restaurant for Seniors

Coral Gables
Flap Jack Shack
Spud’s Family Restaurant
English Inn
Flap Jack Restaurant

Restaurant Wine List

Dusty’s Cellar
Bridge Street Social
Beggar’s Banquet
Soup Spoon Café
Bowdies Chophouse

Reuben

Stateside Deli & Restaurant
Mr. Corned Beef
Soup Spoon Cafe
MEAT Southern BBQ
Fleetwood Diner

Salad/Salad Bar

Horrock’s Farm Market
Leaf Salad Bar
El Azteco
Better Health Market and Cafe
Whole Foods Market

Seafood

Mitchell’s Fish Market
Eastside Fish Fry
Red Lobster
Tangy Crab - Cajun Seafood and Bar
Sansu Sushi and Cocktails

Signature Dish

Fleetwood Diner - Hippie Hash
Zaytoon Mediterranean    - Chicken Shwarma
Cosmos - Trust Us Pizza
Bangos - Nasty AF Potatoes
MEAT Southern BBQ - Meat Mountain

Sliders

Green Dot Stables
Art’s Pub
Dagwood’s Tavern & Grill
Lansing Brewing Co.
Side Bar

Soup

Soup Spoon Cafe
Horrocks Farm Market
Zoup!
Monticello’s Market & Butcher Block
Leo’s Outpost

Steak

Bowdie’s Chophouse
Capital Prime
Texas Roadhouse280 E
Airport Tavern
Longhorn Steakhouse

Sub Sandwich

Jersey Giant
Mancino’s
Babe’s Corner
King Subs
Jimmy John’s

Sushi

Maru Sushi & Grill
Cask & Company Kitchen & Bar
Sansu Sushi
Sushi Moto
Ai Fusion Sushi & Grill

Tacos

El Oasis
Pablo’s Old Town
Famous Taco
Pancho’s Taqueria
Good Truckin’ Diner

Thai

Bangkok House
Niang Myanmar Family Restaurant
No Thai! East Lansing
Taste of Thai
New Thai Kitchen

Upscale Dining

English Inn
Red Haven Farm to Table Restaurant
Capital Prime
Soup Spoon Cafe
Bowdie’s Chophouse

Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Restaurant

Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine
VEG-N
Soup Spoon Cafe
Good Truckin’ Diner
Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant

Wings

MEAT Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine
Art’s Pub
Eastside Fish Fry
Wings Over East Lansing
Fresh Fish and Fry - Crack Chicken

HANGOUTS

Biggby

2546 E. Jolly
2250 Lake Lansing
8741 W. Saginaw
1602 Haslett Road, Haslett
2002 W. Saginaw

Bowling Alley

Royal Scot
Spare Time Entertainment Center
City Limits - Mason
City Limits - East
Wagon Wheel American Grill

Capital Area  District Library Branch

CADL - Downtown Lansing
CADL - South Lansing Library
CADL - Haslett Library
CADL - Holt-Delhi Library
CADL - Foster Library

Coffee Shop (non-Biggby)

Strange Matter
Constellation Cat Cafe
Blue Owl Coffee Old Town
Blue Owl Coffee
Horrock’s Farm Market

Comedy Night

Crunchy’s East Lansing
Robin Theatre
Mac’s Bar
Ozone’s Brewhouse
BAD Brewing Company

Corn Maze

Shawhaven Farm
Best Maze
Heidi’s Farmstand and Bakery

Dog Park

Hawk Island - Soldan Dog Park
Valhalla Park
DeWitt Dog Park - Padgett Park
Northern Tail Dog Park
Meridian Township Large Dog Park

Escape Room Venue

Breakout Escape Rooms
Challenges East Lansing Escape Room
Escapology Escape Rooms
EpIQ Escapes

Golf Course

Groesbeck Golf Course
Hawk Hollow Golf Course
Eagle Eye Golf Course
Meridian Sun Golf Club
Eldorado Golf Course

Hangout for Seniors

Constellation Cat Cafe
Coral Gables
Sam Corey Senior Center
Spud’s Family Restaurant
Lansing Mall

Hangout for Students

Constellation Cat Cafe
High Caliber Karting & Entertainment
Avenue Cafe
Crunchy’s East Lansing
Demented Mitten Tours, LLC

Hangout Solo

Horrocks Farm Market
Constellation Cat Cafe
Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books
Avenue Cafe
Blue Owl Coffee Old Town

Haunted Attraction

Demented Mitten Tour
Jackson’s Underworld
Shawhaven Farm
Exit 13 Haunted House
Sundance Chevrolet, INC.

Local Attraction for Kids

Impression 5 Science Center
Potter Park Zoo
MSU Children’s Gardens
Constellation Cat Cafe
Edru Skate

Movie Theatre

NCG Cinema
Celebration Cinema
Studio C!
Sun Theatre - Grand Ledge
Sun Theatre - Williamston

Music Venue

Avenue Cafe
Robin Theatre
Green Door
Mac’s Bar
Moriarty’s Pub

Nature Center

Fenner Nature Center
Woldumar Nature Center
Potter Park Zoo
MSU Horticulture Gardens
Fitzgerald Park

Non-Bar or Restaurant Date

Horrock’s Farm Market
Old Town
Constellation Cat Cafe
Old Town Lansing
Potter Park Zoo

Patio

Horrock’s Farm Market
Mayfair Bar
Lansing Brewing Company
El Azteco - East Lansing
One North Kitchen & Bar

Place of Worship

Impact Church
Riverview Church
St. John Catholic Church  & Student Center
St. Gerard Catholic Church
Peoples Church

Place to Play Pinball

Pinball Pete’s
Grid Arcade & Bar
Avenue Cafe

Place to Play Video Games

Avenue Cafe
Pinball Pete’s
Grid Arcade & Bar
Spare Time Entertainment Center
Fyber Gaming & Repair Center

Place to Shoot Pool

Avenue Cafe
Pinball Pete’s
LeRoy’s Classic Bar & Grill
Bridge & Main
Green Dot Stables

Place to Sled

Hawk Island Park
Granger Meadows Park
John Taylor Memorial Park (formerly Dead Man’s Hill)
Fitzgerald Park
Ranney Park (near Frandor)

Public Park

Hawk Island Park
Fenner Nature Center
MSU Horticulture Gardens
Frances Park
Fitzgerald Park

Smoke Shop/Hookah Lounge

Wild Bill’s
Su Casa
Campbell’s Smoke Shop
Haven Smoke Shop
Downtown Smoking Club

Tabletop Gaming

Summit Comics & Games
Grid Arcade & Bar
Avenue Cafe
Evolution Games
AFK Games

Trivia Night

Constellation Cat Cafe
Crunchy’s
Avenue
Sanctuary - Distillery, Brewery & Winery
Harry’s Place

LOCAL ARTS

Artist

Stephanie Hogan
Autumn Hopkins
Sarah Renee’ Sanders
Michelle Robles Henry
Ryan Holmes

Choral Group

Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus
LanSing Out
Steiner Chorale
Lansing Children’s Choir
Peoples Church Choir

Classical Musician

Darin Larner Jr.
Sarah Wallace
Ed Fedewa
Gretchen Morse
Jeff Kressler

Club DJ

DJ Ruckus - Steve Swart
Capitol City DJs
DJ Mary X
DJ Fudgie
DJ Face

Country Artist/Band

Shelby & Jake
Rachel Curtis
Brenda Loomis Band
Swift Brothers
Whiskey Charmers

Cover Band

Starfarm
Be Kind Rewind
Global Village
Swift Brothers
Darin Larner Band

Experimental Musical Act

Atomic Boogaloo
Wolf Eyes
Cavalcade
Low Graves
Mr. Denton on Doomsday

Folk Artist/Band

Creature of One
Jen Sygit
Shelby & Jake
Sally Potter
Rachel Curtis

Hip-Hop Artist/Group

Ozay Moore
Mikeyy Austin
James Gardin
Sway Boi
Packy

Jazz Musician/Group

Root Doctor
MSU Professors of Jazz
Jeff Shoup
Phil Denny
Sunny Wilkinson

Local Theater Group

Riverwalk Theatre
Artist’s Umbrella
Peppermint Creek|
Williamston Theatre
MSU Department of Theatre

Pottery Studio

Wheel House Pottery
Greater Lansing Pottery Guild
Playing Picasso
Red Barn Pottery|
Clayworks Pottery

Public Art/Sculpture

ART Path
Sparty
Old Town mural by Nanibah Chacon
Muralmatics - You Have a Voice  (Michigan/Grand Avenue)
Peckham sculpture by Ivan Iler

Punk/Metal Group

Handsome Pete
She/Her/Hers
Goddamn Gallows
Let It Rot
Rodeo Boys

Rock Artist/Band

Starfarm
Frog & The Beeftones
Rodeo Boys
Two-Faced Wilson
Jimmy Likes Pie

Well, we can always  appreciate  honesty:

“He is just starting out and my nephew, so this is total nepotism.”

PEOPLE

 Advocate/Activist

Gretchen Whitmer
Melik Brown
Audra Ellis
Jerry Norris
Mike Karl

ATTORNEY

Dustyn Coontz
Mary Chartier
Liisa Speaker
Jamie White
Andrew Abood

Bartender 

Kyrie Higgins - Front 43
KaLyn Wilder - Ozone’s Brewhouse
Ralphie Williams - Avenue Cafe
Sam Hutting - Watershed Tavern & Grill
Danielle Smith - Buffalo Wild Wings

Brewer 

Dan Malone - Ozone’s Brewhouse
Brian Wilson - Lansing Brewing Co.
Dan Buonodono - EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
Jeremy Sprague - Sleepwalker Spirits
Chad Rogers, Dimes Brewhouse

CATA Bus Driver

Ron DeLeon
Aaron Aikman
Tod Edmonds
Jim Search
Karen Williams

Chef

Steve Swart - Ruckus Ramen
Scott - Peoples Kitchen
Sean Johnson - MEAT BBQ
Colin Davidoski - One North Kitchen & Bar
Linda Hundt - Sweetie-licious  Bakery Cafe

College Instructor 

Brenda Brown - LCC
Christopher Greene-LCC
Jeana-Dee Allen - MSU
Mark Stevens - LCC
Ava Ordman - MSU College of Music

Comedian

Kat Logan
Robert Jenkins
Dwayne Gill
Pat Sievert
Nicole Melnyk

Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. George Poletes
Dr. Rick Smith
Dr. Ahmed Sufyan
Dr. Andrew Zwyghuizen
Dr. Douglas Hintzman

Dance Instructor 

Sierra Erskine - The Hive Grand Ledge
Jacklyn Taylor -Danceworks
Clara Martinez - Everett High School
Chloe Gonzales - Happendance
Karyn Perry - Karyn’s Dance Place

Developer

Capital Area Housing Partnership Gillespie Group
Brent Forsberg
Joe Gentilozzi
Eric Hanna - Michigan Community Capital

Esthetician 

Holly Roth- Pure Skincare and Acne Spa
Kassandra Coots - Kass Beauty
Bea Taylor - Gemini Waxing Co
Lorin Cumberbatch - UnCovered Beauty Studio
JoLee Manson - Tres JoLee Beauty Bar

Food Delivery Person

Khailea Pond- Shopping with Khai
Jeremy Hurt-Red Bike Delivery
April Horton - Shipt
Jesse Lovejoy - Domino’s Pizza
Jayden Oliver - Doordash

Hair Stylist

Erika Lowe - Eastside Barbershop
Seth Ortega - The Salon at Ulta Beauty
Shelby Kenyon- Ulta
Tiffany- Eastside Barbershop
Ellie Wong - Holiday Lansing Parlor

Handyman

Gary Mugnolo - Honey-Do Handyman Service, LLC
Shawn Lettau- Chip off the Block Construction
Larry Felphausch - Grossbeck Painting & handyman service

High School Coach 

Jaleel Canty - Everett High School
Brittanie Gilbeaux - Everett High School
Ben Billings - Everett High School
Chris Tyler - Waverly High School
Gary Houghton - Mason High School

High School Teacher 

Ben Billings - Everett High School
Danelle Hovenkamp - Everett High School
Chris Tyler - Waverly High School
Stacie Forbes - Holt High School
Anne Russo Holt Sr High School

 Insurance Agent 

Pam Lambropoulos - Great Lakes State Agency
Marlene Bach - State Farm Ins Agent
Ben Rathbun - Rathbun Insurance
Dan DeMartin State Farm Insurance
Tom DeVries-State Farm

Local TV News Personality 

Sheri Jones - WLNS
David Young - WLNS
Ann Emmerich - WILX
Mallory Anderson - WILX
Emily Wahls, WILX

Massage Therapist 

Kate Prouty - Patient Relaxation, LLC
Amanda Tollstam - Holistic Therapy Massage & Bodywork
Flor De Maria - Holistic Health & Massage
Anna Faye, Creative Wellness
Bee Queener

Personal Trainer 

Brian Daniels - EmPOWer Lansing
Abdullah Muhammad - AFitnessApp
Ronica Rodriguez - Redemption Fitness
Carolyn Kieft - YMCA
Ted Forrest - Parkwood YMCA

Piercer 

Aaron Wood (Malibu) - REO Town Tattoo Co.
Alix Mercer - Ink Therapy Lansing
Hollywood (Justin Guttridge) - Ink & Needle
Renee McKeith - Splash of Color
Andy Knag - Splash of Color

Police Officer 

Aiko - K9 - Bath Twp.
Dillon Royst - Lansing Police Dept.
Kara Freeman, Lansing Police Dept
Anthony Rodriguez - Lansing
Sara Devereaux - Grand Ledge Police Dept.

Radio DJ

Melik Brown - Stacks 92.1
Banana Don & Stephanie McCoy - 100.7 WITL
Monica Harris - 99.1 WFMK
Terry Stevens - Q106 WJXQ
K.C. Mc. - Power 96.5

Realtor 

Dani Fairman - Community Real Estate
Amy Jackson - Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood
Kristen Clisch - Keller Williams
Brecken Terry - Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood
Team Soderberg - Weichert, Realtors Emerald Properties

Restaurant Waitstaff

Alisa “Cheese” Kowalski -  Mitchell’s Fish Market
Autumn Weston - Kewpees
Sandy Hudson - El Azteco Lansing
Steve Parmalee - Harry’s
Angie Miller - Art’s Pub

Tattoo Artist 

Shawn Farr - Ink Therapy
Shaun Friday - Ministry Ink
Dan Wade - Van Gogh
Dan Yelinek - Van Gogh
Alex Martinez - Ink Therapy

Yoga Instructor 

Belinda Thurston - Just B Yoga
Deb Hart - Hilltop Yoga
Toni Thomas Salt Yoga
Jen Cousineau - East Lansing Hot Yoga
Allison Spooner - Creative Warrior

Best Lansing Mayoral Candidate Announced  at lansingcitypulse.com

Best Local Politician

Sarah Anthony
Curtis Hertel, Jr.
Chris Swope
Adam Hussein
Andy Schor

Worst Local Politician

Mike Shirkey
Tom Barrett
Brandon Betz
Carol Siemon
Kathy Dunbar
Andy Schor

Best State/National Politician

Gretchen Whitmer
Donald J. Trump
Dana Nessel
Elissa Slotkin
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)

Worst State/National Politician

Donald Trump
Gretchen Whitmer
Mitch McConnell
Mike Shirkey
Beau LaFave - 108th District Michigan

One voter left this remark about Guy With a Mullet Landscaping for the  Best Landscaping category. Who doesn’t love mullets?

“Quick response time. Great personality. Also, Mullet.”

SERVICES

Accountant/CPA

Simplified Tax Service
Maner Costerisan
Mc Quaid & Associates PC
Matthew Accounting, PLLC
Clark Schaefer Hackett

Apartments

Motor Wheel Lofts
Runaway Bay
Westfield Club Apartments
Quarry Apartments of DeWitt
REO Town Apartments

Audiologist/Hearing Firm

Mid-Michigan Ear Nose & Throat
MaryRose Hecksel AuD. LLC
Fluke Hearing Instruments
Advanced Audiology - Linda Wright
Hearing Health Center

Auto Body Repair Shop

A & D Repair
Ryan’s Auto Care
Jim’s Auto Body
Tripps Collision
Liskeys Auto Truck Service

Auto Repair Shop

Randall Automotive
A & D Auto Repair
Two Sons Automotive
Keefer Auto Repair
Shaheen Chevrolet
Jerry’s Automotive

Bank

Dart Bank
Huntington Bank
PNC Bank
Independent Bank
Fifth Third Bank & ATM

Barber Shop

East Side Barbershop
Frandor Barbershop
Jerry’s Hairport|
Barber/Styling College of Lansing
Good Life Shaving Company

Bicycle Shop

Spin Bicycle Shop
Denny’s Central Park Bikes
Eric’s Bicycle Shop
Lansing Bike Co-Op
Riverfront Cycle

BUILDING DEVElOPMENT

600 Block Michigan Avenue
Cottage Lane - Leslie Street, Lansing
The Hive

Car Wash/Detailing Service

Kwik Car Wash
Fast Eddie’s Oil Change & Car Wash
Lansing Car Wash
Mister Car Wash
Spot-Les

Caterer/Catering Service

MEAT Southern BBQ
Saddleback BBQ
Smoke N’ Pig
Gravity Smokehouse & BBQ
Morton’s Fine Catering

Cemetery

Mt. Hope Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
St. Joseph Cemetery
DeepDale Memorial Gardens
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

Chiropractic Office

Rassel-Daigneault Holistic Health Center
Creative Wellness
Craft Chiropractic
Waverly Chiropractic Center, PLLC
Dr. Jeffrey H. Limonoff, DC

Cleaning Service

5s Cleaning
Domestic Divas
A to Zen Cleaning
Molly Maid
Len’s Carpet Cleaning

Credit Union

MSU Federal Credit Union
Lake Trust Credit Union
Lansing Automakers Federal Credit Union
Astera Credit Union
CASE Credit Union

COVID - Curbside Pickup

Odd Nodd Art Supply
Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant
Curvaceous Lingerie
Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods
Katalyst Art Gallery & Gift Boutique 

COVID - online ordering (local business)

Odd Nodd Art Supply
Bad Annie
Sleepwalker
Curvaceous Lingerie
Marco’s Pizza 

Dance Studio

Hive Dance Studio
Happendance
Karyns Dance
Dance City West
Everett Dance Program

Day Spa

Skin Studio 211
Douglas J Salon
Bliss Salon Spa Boutique
Creative Wellness
Zoe Life Spa and Salon

Dentist Office

McNiel Family Dentistry
Lansing Elite Dental
Murphy Family Dentistry
Dr. Susan S. Maples, DDS
Haslett East Lansing Dental Health & Wellness
Scott T. Stevenson, DDS

Dry Cleaners

Baryames Cleaners
Maurer’s
Twichell’s Cleaners
S & Sue Cleaners & Tailors
Holt Cleaners

Financial Planner/Company

Morrison Nordmann Wealth Management
Maner Costerisan
Hantz Financial
Financial Strategies Group
Financial Technology Inc

Funeral Home

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
Pray Funeral Home, Inc.
Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes
Palmer Bush & Jensen Funeral Home
Tiffany Funeral Home

Gym/Fitness Studio

emPOWer Lansing
Planet Fitness - 2380 S. Cedar, Holt
Westside Community YMCA
Barre Code - East Lansing
Tri Fitness

Heating/Cooling/Plumbing Co.

Hedlund Plumbing
Allstar Mechanical
Bartlett Plumbing and Heating
North Winds Heating & Cooling Inc

Home Health Care Co.

Hospice of Lansing
Sparrow Home Care
Mid-Michigan Home Care & Hospice
FirstLight Homecare
Cypress Home Care

Insurance Agency

David Chapman Agency
Rathbun Agency Inc
Joseph Dunn - Allstate Insurance
Great Lakes State Agency
Bye Insurance

Landscaping Company

Guy With a Mullet Landscaping
Hammond Farms Landscape Supply
Bud Branch Blossom, Landscaping, LLC
Stiles Lawn, Landscaping & Snow Removal
Elevate Outdoor Living
Pure Green Smith Tree & Landscape

Laser Hair Removal

MSU Aesthetic & Laser Treatment Center
Mirkin Electrology
LightRx - Okemos
Skin Boss Med Spa
Milan Laser Hair Removal

Law Firm

Coontz Law
Nichols Law Firm
JKY Legal Group PC
Willingham & Cote PC
Kronzek Firm

Massage Studio

Patient Relaxation, LLC
Creative Wellness
Bee Queener Massage Therapy
Zoe Life Spa and Salon
Sacred Oasis Massage & Wellness

Most Trustworthy Business

Playmakers
Curvaceous Lingerie
Deadtime Stories: True Crime and  Other Books
Odd Nodd Art Supply
Capellini Salon
Constellation Cat Cafe

Music Lessons

Elderly Instruments
Okemos Music Academy
Sigh Studio of Music
School of Rock
Marshall Music
MSU Community Music School

Nail Salon

Lynny Nails - Grand Ledge
Polished Nail Salon
Bliss Salon & Spa
Jenny Nails
Nail Studio - Grand Ledge

News Source

WILX
WLNS
City Pulse
WKAR
Lansing Facts

Nonprofit Organization (local)

Cardboard Prophets
Capital Area Housing Partnership
Ele’s Place
Capital Area Humane Society
Salus Center

Oil Change Shop

Fast Eddie’s Car Wash & Oil
Valvoline Instant Oil Change - East Lansing
Outshiner Oil Change & Car Wash
Rapids Oil Change
Big Rays Express Lube - Holmes Road

Optometrist

L.O. Eyecare
Rule Eye Care
East Lansing Family Eyecare
Holt Eye Care
Clarkson Eyecare

Pest Control Company

Rose Pest Control
Orkin Pest & Termite Control
Bullseye Pest Solution
Griffin Pest Solutions, Inc.
Bug Man Inc.

Pet Grooming

Old Town Tails
Doggy Daycare and Spa
Kelly’s Pet Boutique
PetSmart
Amanda’s Grooming

Pharmacy (locally owned)

Central Pharmacy
MSU Health Care Pharmacy
Sparrow Pharmacy Plus - Sparrow Health Center Lansing
Rottenbucher Pharmacy & Gift
Ware’s Pharmacy

Photography

Erica Jo Photography
Michelle Lippert Photography
Natasha D Photography
Kaitlyn Narezo Photography
LeMae Photography
Lost Girl Vision

Post Office

United States Postal Service - Downtown Lansing
East Lansing
Grand Ledge
Delta Township
Merrill Street Substation

Public Relations Firm

Redhead Design Studio
Martin Waymire
Piper & Gold
M3 Group
Opportunity Arts

Property Management Co.

Gillespie Group
Lansing Housing LLC
Cabrio Properties E Lansing
DS Huber Real Estate Group
DTN Management Co.

Radio Station

92.1 Stacks
90.5 WKAR
99.1 WFMK
100.7 WITL
88.9 WDBM

Residential Remodeling Co.

JJE Builder
Odd Fellows Contracting, Inc.
Lavish Builders, LLC
Exteriors of Lansing
Exterior Dynamics, LLC

Salon

Capellini
Holiday Lansing Parlor
Bliss Salon Spa Boutique
Artisan Company Salon
Hair and Company
Mirabella Salon

Senior Living

Burcham Hills
Independence Village Grand Ledge
The Willows at East Lansing
Great Lakes Christian Homes
Holt Delta Retirement Center

Tailor/Seamstress Company

Nu the Tailor
Fantastic Alterations
S & Sue’s Cleaners and Tailors
Liz’s Alteration’s & Gifts
Silver Thread

Tanning

Uptown Sun Co.
J2 Tanning
Tanzmania
Pacific Tan
Planet Fitness

Tattoo Parlor

Ink Therapy
Fish Ladder Tattoo Co.
Van Gogh Tattoos
Splash of Color
Vivid Ink

Therapy/Therapist Service

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists
Creative Wellness
Peak Performance Physical Therapy
Therapy Today Counseling and Consulting
Spring Forest Counseling

Towing Company

Northside Towing
PJ’s Towing
H & H Mobil
Shroyer Towing
Okemos Marathon

Veterinarian

Waverly Animal Hospital Boarding & Grooming
Haslett Animal Hospital
Patterson Veterinary Hospital - Mason
Lake Lansing Road Animal Clinic & Pet Resort
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Wedding Services

Beckers Bridal
Capitol City DJs
HotBeats Entertainment
Twiggies
Bashes by Barbie, LLC

Yoga Studio

Just B Yoga
Hilltop Yoga
People’s Yoga
Firefly Hot Yoga Bar
Salt Yoga

Wifi/internet Service Provider

MetroNet East Lansing
Xfinity Lansing
Verizon Authorized Retailer - Wireless Zone
AT&T Store
Verizon 2546 E Jolly Rd

SHOPPING

Antique Shop

Vintage Junkies
Thrift Witch
St Vincent de Paul Society and Thrift Store
Maple Street Mall
Mega Mall

Art Gallery

Lansing Art Gallery
Absolute Gallery
Broad Art Museum
Katalyst Art Gallery
REO Town Marketplace

Asian Market

Oriental Mart
Fresh International Market
LLB Asian Market
Lotte Market
Z Z’s Market
Viet Thai Market

Beer Selection in Retail Store

Horrocks Farm Market
Mega Bev
Oades Big Ten
Vine & Brew
Tom’s Party Store and Wine Shop

Bookstore (locally owned)

Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books
Schuler Books
Curious Book Shop
Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods
Triple Goddess Bookstore

Butcher

Monticello’s Market & Butcher Block
Merindorf Meats
Mert’s Meats
Westlund’s Apple Market
Horrocks Farm Market

Candy Store

Fabianos Candies
Peanut Shop
Horrocks Farm Market
Kean’s
Park Lake Creamery

Cheese Department

Horrocks Farm Market
MSU Dairy Store
Monticello’s Market & Butcher Shop
Whole Foods
Capital City Market

Clothing Store (locally owned)

Curvaceous Lingerie
Playmakers
Grace Boutique
Metro Retro
Sweetlee’s Boutique

Comic Shop

Summit Comics & Games
Cards in the Corner
Mr. Dale’s Tradin’ Cards LLC
Creating Heroes Stephens Way

Consignment Shop

Thrift Witch
Kellie’s Consignments
Metro Retro
Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC
Carousel Consignments

Farmers Market

Meridian Farmers Market
Allen Farmers Market
Holt Farmers Market
East Lansing Farmer’s Market
Dimondale

Florist

Where the Wild Things Bloom
Horrocks Farm Market
B/A Florist
Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop
Smith Floral & Greenhouses
Hastay’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop

Furniture Store

Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC
Vintage Junkies
Pilgrim House Furniture
Dicker & Deal Furniture & More
April’s Antiques and Home Furnishings

Gardening Center

Horrocks Farm Market
VanAtta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop
Christian’s Greenhouse
Lansing Gardens
Andy T’s Farm Market

Gas Station

Speedway (all locations)
Costco
Sam’s Club
Quality Dairy Store
Don’s Country Store

Gift Shop

Screamatorium
Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods
Old Town General Store
Kean’s
Odd Nodd Art Supply

Grocery Store (locally owned)

Horrocks Farm Market
Monticello’s Market & Butcher Block
Westlund’s Apple Market
Foods for Living
Carl’s Supermarket

Hardware Store

Vet’s Ace Hardware
Great Lakes Ace Hardware - Frandor
Haslett True Value Hardware - Haslett
Menards - South Lansing
Gilbert’s Hardware & Rental

Hot Tub/Pool/Sauna Store

Heat & Sweep
Cannonball Pools
Classic Pool & Spa Inc.
Miller Pools

Jewelry Store

Sweet Custom Jewelry
Becky Beauchine Kulka Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Grace Boutique of Old Town
Wheat Jewelers
Carl V. Reck Jewelers

Liquor Store

Mega Bev
(Oades) Big Ten Party Store West
Tom’s Party Store and Wine Shop
On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
ABC Liquor

Musical Instrument Store

Elderly Instruments
Marshall Music
Meridian Winds
Music Manor
Music Instrument Swap

New Business

Clean Refillery
Neva Lee’s
Hive Hair Studio
Salt Brewing Company
Chrysalis Reflexology Hypnosis & Enrichment Center LLC

Organic/Natural Market

Horrocks Farm Market
Fresh Thyme
Foods for Living
Allen Farmers Market
Eastside Food Co-op

Outdoor/Camping Store

Moosejaw
Cabela’s - Lansing
Sportsman’s Warehouse
REI
Foxhole PX

Pet Store

Preuss Pets
Soldan’s Pet Supplies
PetSmart
Pet Supplies Plus
Joey’s Pet Outfitters

Place to buy Mums

Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop
Horrock’s Farmers Market
Christian’s Greenhouse
Hyacinth House
Lowe’s Home Improvement

Quality Dairy

2233 Cedar Street, Holt
2400 E Michigan Avenue
5010 Dunckel Road, Lansing
804 Willow Hwy., Grand Ledge
1412 W Mt Hope Ave, Lansing

Record/CD Store

Flat, Black & Circular
Record Lounge
Schuler Books
Barnes and Noble
Replay Entertainment Exchange

Secondhand Shop

Metro Retro
Thrift Witch
Vintage Junkies
St Vincent De Paul
Kellie’s Consignments

Sex Shop

Cirilla’s
Lion’s Den
Deja Vu Love Boutique
Fantasies Unlimited

Thrift Store

St. Vincent De Paul
Metro Retro
Thrift Witch
Vintage Junkies
Thriftique

Tire Store

Discount Tire
Tasmanian Tire
Discount Tire - W. Saginaw
Belle Tire
Rim Kingz

Used Car Dealership

Shaheen Chevrolet
Feldman Chevrolet
Sundance Chevrolet
Crippen Buick GMC
LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge
Jeep Ram FIAT of Lansing
Kia Of Lansing

Vape Shop

Wild Bills’ Tobacco
Haven Smoke Shop
Mr. Vapor

Video Game Store

Disc Traders
Replay Entertainment Exchange
Swap Meet

Wine Shop

Horrocks Farm Market
Dusty’s Cellar
Vine & Brew
Old Town General Store
Burgdorf’s Winery

WHATEVER

Business with a Pet

Winnie - Clean Refillery
Preuss Pets  - Fred & Ginger
Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books
Pepo - the Fledge cat
Mimi - City Pulse

Casino

Firekeepers Casino
Soaring Eagle Casino
Gun Lake Casino

Category We Didn’t Think of

Best Fake Mayoral Campaign
Art Supply Store
Best Sober Hangout
Best Drag Queen!
Best customer service worker

Cleanest Public Restroom

Horrocks Farm Market
BAD Brewing
Ellison Brewery Co. - REO Town Lansing
Macs Bar
Flour Child Bakery

Day Trip

Old Town in Lansing
Anywhere on Lake Michigan
Frankenmuth
Saugatuck
Grand Rapids

Eye Candy Building

Deadtime Stories
Turner-Dodge House
Preuss Pets
State Capitol
English Inn

Facebook Group (local)

Lansing Facts
517 Living
Not Your Mother’s Networking Group
Make Lansing Classy Again
Lansing Foodies

High School

East Lansing High School
Everett High School
Eastern High School
Grand Ledge High School
Holt High School

Historical place

Michigan State Capitol
The Ledges
Moores Park Swimming Pool
Turner-Dodge House
Bath School Disaster Memorial

Instagram (local)

Lansing Facts
Make Lansing Classy Again
Odd Nodd Art Supply
Constellation Cat Cafe
DirtyLansingPhotos

Local Art Festival

Festival of Oddities
East Lansing Art Festival
Art Feast - Old Town
ScrapFest
ArtPath

Local Event/Festival

Festival of Oddities
Be A Tourist in Your Own Town
Arts Night Out
East Lansing Art Festival
Lumberjack fest

Outdoor Adventure

Ledges Trail at Fitzgerald Park
Potter Park Zoo
Dimondale Canoe & Kayak
Hawk Island Park
River Town Adventures

Place to Work

Michigan State University
MSU Federal Credit Union
High Caliber Karting and Entertainment
Constellation Cat Cafe
TechSmith Corporation

Podcast (local)

So Dead Podcast
Juxtaposed Journeys
Every Damn Day, the Fledge, Jerry Norris
Mysterious Midwest Podcast
Sci-Files on Impact 89FM Podcast

Science Event

Astronomy on Tap
MSU Science Festival
Darwin Discovery Day at the MSU Museum
Girls Math and Science Day with MSU/GWIS

Twitter (local)

Lansing Facts
How Intensive (Mitch on the web)
Mr. Taco watcher
Make Lansing Classy Again
LikeLansing

Urban Farm

Hunter Park Gardenhouse
Ham Sweet Farm
Foster Garden
Half Barn Farm
Bookmark Alpacas

Wifi Spot

Biggby - all locations
Blue Owl Coffee
Strange Matter Coffee
MSU Library
Avenue Cafe

Worst Eyesore

SkyVue Apartments
Trump House - corner Michigan/Lathrop
Any Garno properties
Broad Art Museum
Old Walter French School

Worst Pothole

Kalamazoo in front of Eastside Fish Fry
North on Capitol between Saginaw and Cesar Chavez
500 block of Regent St.

A participant laments  The Claddagh Irish Pub with a nomination for the In Memoriam: Businesses Lost During COVID category:

“A haven for restaurant heroes on Sundays. It will be missed.”

In Memoriam: Businesses Lost during COVID

Roma bakery
Loft
Claddagh Irish Pub
Amanecer Mexicano
Macs Bar

CANNABIS

BUDTENDER

Kira Dagostino - Skymint East Lansing
Caitlin O’Keefe - Homegrown
Jen Shallman - Pure Options
Corey Lamar King - Pincanna
Spencer Donley - Pincanna

CANNABIS GROWING BRAND

Skymint
Pure Options (Pure Flower Company)
Pincanna
Homegrown
Radicle Genetics

CANNABIS -  CONCENTRATE

Skymint
Full Spectrum Extracts
North Coast Extracts
Homegrown
North Co.

CANNABIS - EDIBLE

Skymint
Homegrown
Pincanna
Bazonzoes
Pure Options

CANNABIS FLOWER - HYBRID

Gelato 33-Skymint
Moonbow 112 - Pure Options/Pro Gro
High Five White Truffle (Pincanna)
Pink Cookies — The Botanical Co.
Flying Elbow — Darren McCarty

CANNABIS FLOWER - INDICA

Garlic Breath — Pure Options
Deathwalker OG — Radicle Genetics
Harambe — Homegrown Cannabis Co.
Platinum OG Kush — Skymint
Holy Grail — Skymint

CANNABIS FLOWER - SATIVA

Citrus Farmer — Pure Options
Tangie Diesel — Radicle Genetics
Clementine — Skymint X DNA Genetics

CBD STORE/BOUTIQUE

Pure Options - 125 N. Clippert
Pincanna
Nuvita CBD
Sweetheart Essentials
Pincanna - East Lansing

MARIJUANA PROVISIONING CENTER - EAST LANSING

Pincanna - East Lansing
Skymint East Lansing
Pleasantrees

MARIJUANA PROVISIONING CENTER

Homegrown Cannabis Company
Pure Options - Lansing East
Botanical Co. - Lansing
Skymint Lansing - Saginaw St
Local Roots

INDOOR GROW SHOP

Pincanna
Skymint
Pure Options
First Class Cannabis Shop
Pleasantrees

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