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TOP OF THE TOWN CONTEST 2018

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BEST BAR

Dance Bar Dublin Square Duke’s Saloon Spiral Green Door Spiral Spiral

Gay/Lesbian Bar The Avenue Cafe Esquire Mac’s Bar Spiral Zoobie’s

Happy Hour American Fifth Spirits Buddie’s Grill Crunchy’s Houlihan’s Zoobie’s

Karaoke The Avenue Cafe Crunchy’s Green Door Tequila Cowboy WannaB’s

Lansing Area Brewery BAD Brewing Co Ellison Brewery kknd Spirits Lansing Brewing Co.

Ozone’s Brewhouse Sanctuary Spirits

Lansing Area Distillery American Fifth Spirits Ellison Brewery kknd Spirits Lansing Brewing Co.

Sanctuary Spirits Red Cedar Spirits

Neighborhood Bar B&I Bar BAD Brewing Co Dagwood’s Harry’s Place REO Town Pub

Open Mic Night The Avenue Cafe Crunchy’s Mac’s Bar

Moriarty’s Pub Blue Owl

Pub/Tavern Crunchy’s Dagwood’s Moriarty’s Pub REO Town Pub Zoobie’s

Spartan Sports Hangout Buffalo Wild Wings Crunchy’s Dagwood’s Reno’s - East Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe

Sports Bar Buffalo Wild Wings Nuthouse Sports Bar Reno’s - East* Reno’s - North* Reno’s - West* Buddie’s - Holt Frank’s Press Box *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

BEST DINING

Asian Buffet Asian Buffet Hibachi Grill & Sushi Buffet PF Chang's World Buffet & Grill Xiao

Bakery Bake N’ Cakes Flour Child Bakery Glazed and Confused Roma Bakery Sweetielicious Bakery Cafe

BBQ Capital City BBQ Crossroads BBQ

Gump’s BBQ MEAT Southern BBQ Saddleback BBQ

Brunch Beggar’s Banquet Buddie’s Grill Golden Harvest Good Truckin’ Diner Soup Spoon Cafe

Breakfast Blondie’s Barn Fleetwood Diner Golden Harvest Good Truckin’ Diner Soup Spoon Cafe

Burger Crunchy’s Dagwood’s Five Guys Burger & Fries Peanut Barrel Red Robin

Chinese Charlie Kang’s Chen’s Restaurant House of Hsu P.F. Chang’s Ukai

Cocktails American Fifth Spirits Bridge Street Social Ellison Brewery kknd Spirits Houlihan’s Zoobie’s

Dessert Bake N’ Cakes Gigi’s Cupcakes Grand Traverse Pie Co.

MSU Dairy Store Sweetilicious

Donuts Cops and Donuts Glazed and Confused

Groovy Donuts Quality Dairy Strange Matter

Diner Fleetwood Diner Golden Harvest Good Truckin’ Diner Soup Spoon Cafe Zeus Coney Island

Family Friendly Restaurant Applebee’s Buddie’s Holt Cancun Cugino’s DeLuca’s

Fast Food Chick-Fil-A Culver’s El Oasis Olympic Broil Qdoba

Fish Fry Blue Gill Grill Claddagh Irish Pub Eastside Fish Fry Fresh Fish Market (S. MLK) Harry’s Place

Food Truck El Oasis Good Bites MEAT Pancho’s Taqueria Streetkitchen

Fries HopCat Five Guys Burgers & Fries Cosmos Dagwood’s Red Robin

Greek Athena’s Lou and Harry’s Woodys Oasis Zaytoon Zeus’s Coney Island

Ice Cream Shop ColdStone Creamery Daily Scoop - Mason Lick-ety Split MSU Dairy Store Tasty Twist

Italian Bravo Carrabba’s Italian Grill Cugino’s DeLuca’s Olive Garden

Kids-Eat-Free Restaurant Applebee’s Buddie’s Grill (Monday Nights) IHOP East Lansing

Texas Roadhouse (Tuesday) The Cosmos (Sunday)

Late Night Food Conrads Crunchy’s Famous Taco Fleetwood Diner Taco Bell

Margarita Applebee’s Cancun El Azteco - East* El Azteco - West* Fiesta Charra La Senorita Los Tres Amigos *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Mediterranean Aladdin’s Sultan’s Tabooli Mediterranean Woody’s Oasis Zaytoon

Mexican Cancun Mexican Grill El Azteco - East* El Azteco - West* El Oasis Truck Los Tres Amigos Pablo’s Old Town *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Nachos Buddie’s Grill Buddies Holt Cancun Mexican Grill El Azteco - East* El Azteco - West*

El Oasis *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

New Restaurant Mr. Taco Saddleback Okemos EnVie Streetkitchen Boston’s

Pizza Blaze Pizza Cosmos Cugino’s DeLuca’s Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven

Restaurant Beer List Crunchy’s Hopcat Lansing Brewing Co.

Reno’s - East* Reno’s - North* Reno’s - West* Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Restaurant Wine List Beggar’s Banquet Bridge Street Social Capital Prime

Capital Vine Dusty’s

Reuben Arby's Buddie’s Grill Claddagh Dagwood’s Stateside Deli

Salad/Salad Bar Buddie’s Leaf - Frandor Leaf - Okemos Ruby Tuesday’s Streetkitchen

Sandwich/Deli Frandor Deli Jersey Giant Jimmy John’s Mancino’s Soup Spoon

Seafood Eastside Fish Fry Maru Mitchell’s Fish Market Red Lobster Ukai Hibachi Grill

Steak Airport Tavern Capital Prime Longhorn Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse Texas Roadhouse

Sushi Ai Fusion Maru Sansu Sushi Moto Ukai West

Tacos El Oasis El Azteco - East* El Azteco - West* Pablo’s Panderia Cancun Mexican Grill Mr. Taco *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Thai Bangkok House Naing Myanmar No Thai!

Taste of Thai Thai Princess

Upscale Dining Bridge Street Social Capital Prime English Inn EnVie Soup Spoon Cafe

Vegetarian/Vegan/ Gluten Free Aladdin’s Altu’s Leaf Salad Bar Soup Spoon Zaytoon

Wings Buffalo Wild Wings Eastside Fish Fry MEAT Southern BBQ Saddleback BBQ Wings Over East Lansing

BEST HANGOUTS

Biggby (specific address required) 914 Charlevoix Dr. Grand Ledge 4756 Marsh Rd. Okemos 270 W. Grand River East Lansing 2546 E. Jolly Rd. Lansing 661 N. Cedar St. Mason

Bowling Alley Char Lanes City Limits East City Limits Mason Royal Scot Spare Time

Coffee Shop (non-Biggby) Bestsellers - Mason Blue Owl Horrocks Starbucks Strange Matter - Michigan Ave.* Strange Matter - Washington Sq.* *No specific location was given, so all

locations are nominated.

Comedy Night The Avenue Cafe Comedy Coven (The Robin Theatre) Crunchy's Mac's Bar The Unicorn

For Students The Avenue Cafe Crunchy's HopCat Pinball Pete's Strange Matter - Michigan Ave.* Strange Matter - Washington Sq.* *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Movie Theater Celebration Cinema NCG Regal Cinema Studio C!

Sun Theatre - Grand Ledge

Music Venue The Avenue Cafe Green Door The Loft Mac's Bar Tequila Cowboy

Patio El Azteco - East Lansing Brewing Company Peanut Barrel Waterfront Bar & Grill Zoobie's

Place of Worship Believer's - Eagle Riverview Church - REO Town Riverview - Holt St. Gerard Trinity Church

Place to Take Kids District5 East Lansing Aquatic Center Impression 5 MSU Children's Gardens Potter Park Zoo

Public Park Fenner Nature Center Fitzgerald Park Hawk Island Patriarche Park Woldumar Nature Center

Smoke Shop/ Hookah Lounge 6 Lounge Blue Night Hookah Lounge

Campbell's Smoke Shop Downtown Smoking Club Wild Bill's

BEST LOCAL ARTS

Classical Musician Ed Fedewa John Beltran Ralph Votapek Rodney Page Sergei Kvitko

Folk Band/Artist Deacon Earl & the Congregation Frog & the Beeftones Jen Sygit Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle Taylor Taylor

Hip-Hop Group/Artist Cyrus James Gardin Ribcage Scratch Pilots Tell Yo Mama

Club DJ Capitol City DJs Craig Doepker DJ Black Magic Ruckus Scratch Pilots

Jazz Musician DeShaun Sneed MSU Professors of Jazz Phil Denny Rodney Page Root Doctor

Country Band/Artist DJ JD Goddamn Gallows Joe Wright The Jonestown Crows Union Guns

Cover Band Avon Bomb Frog & the Beeftones Global Village Starfarm Tell Yo Mama

Local Theater Group All-of-Us Express Children's Theatre MSU Department of Theatre Peppermint Creek Theatre Riverwalk Theatre Williamston Theatre

Punk/Metal Assume Nothing Bipolar Cavalcade City Mouse Goddamn Gallows

Radio Station 88.9 WDBM 94.9 WMMQ 97.5 WJIM 100.7 WITL 106.1 WJXQ

Rock Band/Artist Big Willy Frog & The Beeftones Handsome Pete Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers Tell Yo Mama

Visual Artist Andrew Sandstedt Ashley Medina Craig Horky Ryan Holmes Stephanie Hogan

BEST PEOPLE

Advocate/Activist (Local) Barb Byrum Gretchen Whitmer Mike Karl Rachael Denhollander (first to report Larry Nassar) Tashmica Torok

Bartender Adam - Capital Prime Adam - Ozone's Brewhouse Anna Matzke - Cugino's Christian - Bridge Street Social Sami - The Watershed

Budtender Angie Chambers - Got Meds Austin - Pure Options Big P (Pablo) - 420 Dank Eric - Greenwave Tara Hawblitzel - Best Buds

CATA Bus Driver Aaron Aikman Al - Route #3 Bob Hicks Lamarr Braggs Ron DeLeon

Event/Wedding DJ Boss DJ Capitol City DJs DJ JD Jammin' DJs Rod Carpenter - Hotbeats Entertainment

Food Delivery Person Beth Colston Cottage Inn Blaire Domino's Homeless Angels

Jose Jose's Cuban Sandwich Zane Streetkitchen

Hair Stylist (First/last name and location) Allison Malloy Glo Salon Ashley Medina Bliss Salon Ellie Wong The Head Room Jason Franks Artisan Company Salon Kimmie Schroeder Salon 130

High School Coach (First/last name and high school) Jason Bauer Williamston High School Matt Bird Grand Ledge High School Daniel Boggan Sexton High School Pat O'Keefe Grand Ledge High School

Rocky Shaft Holt High School

High School Athlete (First/last name and high school) Gabriella Brown Sexton High School Jada Gnass Holt High School Triston Klusack East Lansing High School Brandon Johns East Lansing High School Alex Rogers Grand Ledge High School

Massage Therapist (First/last name and business name) Jessi Bliss Salon & Spa Edith Gibbs Bliss Salon & Spa Amanda Grix Creative Wellness Amber Hazen Brad's Hair Studio Bee Queener Bee Queener Massage

Personal Trainer (First/last name and business name) Mike Ball Mike Ball Fitness

KT IQ Fitness Joshua Miller CrossFit Shift Nikki Raccine Ledge Sweat Shop Dan Romigh Redemption Fitness

Realtor (First/last name and which company) Robert Dowding Keller Williams Liz Horford Coldwell Banker Hubbell

Brian Huggler Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood Adriane Lau RE/MAX Real Estate Pros Brecken Terry Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood

Restaurant Wait Staff Person (First/last name and which restaurant) Tim Golden Harvest Chelsea Brown Cugino's Alisa Cheese Champps Tiesha King The Avenue Cafe Anna Matzke Cugino's

TV News Personality (Local) David Andrews WILX Sheri Jones WLNS Chivon Kloepfer WLNS Andy Provenzano WILX Emily Wahls WLNS

Best Local/State Politician Barb Byrum Andy Schor Debbie Stabenow Shri Thanedar Gretchen Whitmer

Worst Local/State Politician Virg Bernero Mike Bishop Bill Schuette Rick Snyder Debbie Stabenow

BEST SERVICES

Accountant/CPA Chapel Bruce Meyers Bill Shetenhelm Simplified Tax Annette Wright

Audiologist/Hearing Acu Quest Hearing Advanced Audiology - Linda Wright Better Hearing Fluke Hearing Mid-Michigan Ear Nose & Throat

Auto Repair A&D Auto Repair A & J Transmission Brogan's Frankie D's - Holt Mike's Auto Care

Bank Bank of America Dart Bank

Fifth Third Huntington Bank PNC Bank

Barbershop After Shave Barbershop Classic Barbershop Frandor Barbershop The Good Life Shaving Co.

Jude's Barbershop

Bed and Breakfast Cozy Koi The English Inn Sherwood Forest Wild Goose Inn The Willowicke Inn

Bicycle Shop Bikeworks Denny's Central Park Bies Riverfront Cycle SPIN Bicycle Shop Velocipede Peddler

Cab Company Big Daddy Taxi Green Cab Lyft Spartan Yellow Cab Uber

Car Wash/Detailing B52 Fast Eddie's Kwik Car Wash Showroom Shine Soapy Joe's

Caterer/Catering Company Amy's Catering Batter Up Bistro Meat. Southern BBQ Morton's Fine Catering Zaytoon

Cleaning Service A Time to Shine AP Cleaning April Fresh Clean Team Domestic Divas (formerly Discreet Divas)

Chiropractor Atlas Chiropractic Balance Your Life Chiropractic, Dr. Kim Chiro-Technology Craft Chiropractic Creative Wellness

Credit Union Astera Credit Union CASE Credit Union Lake Trust Credit Union Lansing Automakers Federal Credit Union (LAFCU) MSU Federal Credit Union

Dance Studio Dance City West Happendance Rising Star Studio of Dance Arts Stilettos & Steel Studio H

Dry Cleaners Baryames Best Dry Cleaners Holt Cleaners Maurer's Twichells

Food Delivery Service (not individual) Asian Gourmet Conrad's Grubhub Jimmy Johns Uber Eats

Gym/Fitness Studio (include address if chain) AmyJo's Howe About Personal Training Crossfit Shift - 4412 S. Creyts Rd.

Michigan Athletic Club Planet Fitness - Cedar Street Planet Fitness - Westside

Heating/Cooling/Plumbing A-1 Mechanical Aaron's Plumbing Applegate Home Comfort Hager Fox Meridian Plumbing

Lawyer/Law Firm Abood Law Firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith Aaron Matthews Matthews Law PLC Amanda Thompson - Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC Sinas Dramis Law Firm

Marijuana Dispensary 420 Dank Best Buds Capitol Dank

Greenwave Old 27 Wellness

Massage Company (not individual) All Body Kneads Anew Moon Wellness & Yoga Bliss Salon & Spa Creative Wellness Douglas J

Music Lessons Bryce Berry Marshall Music MSU Community Music School Okemos Music Academy Ching-Wen Tseng

Nail Salon A Perfect Ten Nails & Spa Bliss Salon & Spa Jenny Nails JL Nails - Grand Ledge

Polished Nail Salon

News Source City Pulse Fox News Lansing State Journal WILX WLNS

Nonprofit Organization (local) Allen Neighborhood Center Capital Area Humane Society Cardboard Prophets Ele's Place Homeless Angels

Pet Care/Vet Services Capital Area Humane Society Haslett Animal Hospital Miller Animal Clinic

Patterson Veterinary Hospital Waverly Animal Hospital

Photographer/ Photography Service Decadence Dolls - Autumn Luciano Eat Pomegranate Photography Express Yourself Unleashed Pet Photography McShane Photography Megan Hannon Photography

Real Estate Company Bershire Hathaway Home Services Tomie Raines Century 21 Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood EXIT Realty Home Partners Keller Williams

Salon/Spa Artisan Company Bliss Salon & Spa Douglas J

Kenneth Brandt Salon 130

Tailor/Seamstress Andre the Tailor Coco's Off the Rack Liz's Alterations Nu the Tailor Silver Thread

Tanning Beaches - Mason J2 Tanning Pacific Tan Planet Fitness Tanzmania

Tattoo Parlor Eclectic Art Tattoo Gallery Fish Ladder Tattoo Co.

Liquid Tattoo Splash of Color Vivid Ink

Used Tire Shop Adado Belle Tire Brogan's Discount Tire

Tasmanian Tire

Wedding Services A Lovely Day All Grande Events Bliss Bridal/Bliss Salon & Spa HotBeats Entertainment Weddings By Nicole

Yoga Studio Anew Moon Yoga & Wellness East Lansing Hot Yoga Firefly Hot Yoga Bar Hilltop Yoga Just B Yoga

BEST SHOPPING

Adult Bookstore Barnes and Noble Everybody Reads Lion's Den Schuler - Eastwood (RIP) Schuler - Meridian Mall

Antique Shop Little Red School House Maple Street Mall - Mason Mega Mall Vintage Junkies Williamston Antiques

Lansing Art Gallery Mackerel Sky

Beer Selection in Retail Store Big Ten - Okemos Horrocks MegaBev Oade's Big Ten - East Lansing Vine & Brew

Bookstore (Local) Barnes & Noble Bestsellers Curious Books Everybody Reads Schuler Books

Butcher Horrocks Merindorf Meats Mason Merindorf Meats Williamston Mert's Meats Monticello's Market & Butcher Block

Candy Shop Cravings Popcorn Fabiano's Candies Horrocks Kean's Store Peanut Shop

Art Gallery Absolute Gallery Broad Art Museum Katalyst

Clothing Store (Locally Owned) Bliss Salon Spa Boutique

Curvaceous Lingerie Grace Boutique Playmakers Sweetlee's Boutique

Consignment Shop Kellie's Consignments Metro Retro Once Upon a Child Plato's Closet Second Time Around

Farmers Market Allen Farmers Market Dewitt Farmers Market East Lansing Farmers Market Holt Farmers Market Meridian Farmers Market

Florist B/A Florist Horrocks Jon Anthony Smith Floral

VanAtta's Greenhouse & Flower Shop

Gardening Center Andy T's Christian's Greenhouse Lansing Gardens Horrocks VanAtta's Greenhouse

Gift Shop Bliss Salon Spa Boutique Kean's Store Mother & Earth Baby Boutique October Moon Old Town General Store

Grocery Store (Locally Owned) Apple Market Foods For Living Fresh Thyme Horrocks Monticello's Market & Butcher Block

Indoor Grow Shop Captial City Grower Supply Greener Planet Gardening

H20 Lansing Indoor Grow Store Superior Growers

Jewelry Store Azzi Jewelers Beck Beauchine Kulka Medawar Jewelers SuCasa Sweet Custom Jewelry

Musical Instruments Store Elderly Instruments Guitar Center Marshall Music Meridian Winds Music Manor

Organic/Natural Market The Better Health Store Frandor* The Better Health Store West Lansing* Foods For Living Fresh Thyme Horrocks Whole Foods *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Pawn/Secondhand Shop Dicker & Deal Goodwill Kellie's Consignments St. Vincent De Paul

Volunteers of America

Pet Store Pet Supplies Pluse PetCo - Frandor Petsmart Preuss Pets Soldan's

Record/CD Store Barnes & Noble Disc Traders Flat, Black & Circular FYE Record Lounge

Wine Shop Burgdorf's Winery Dusty's Cellar Horrocks Vine & Brew World Market

BEST WHATEVER

Best Day Trip Anywhere on Lake Michigan Binder Park Zoo Frankenmuth Grand Haven Grand Rapids

Best Wifi Spot The Avenue Cafe Biggby - any location Blue Owl Coffee

Capital Area District Library Strange Matter - Michigan Ave.* Strange Matter - Washing Sq.* *No specific location was given, so all locations are nominated.

Cleanest Public Restroom BAD Brewing Company Bliss Salon Spa Boutique Chick-Fil-A The Cosmos Horrocks

Eye Candy Place Bliss Salon Spa Boutique Blue Owl Cafe English Inn MSU Campus Old Town

Worst Eyesore Place Abbot & Grand River Ave Broad Art Museum Deja Vu Lansing Potholes Trump Signs

Worst Pothole (specific location) Waverly Rd between St. Joe St. and Lansing Rd.

Mt. Hope Ave. between Aurelius Rd. and 127 Overpass All of South Cedar St.

Saginaw St. near Frandor Michigan Ave. near Frandor

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