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 + Spirits
Lansing Brewing Co.

Ozone’s Brewhouse
Sanctuary Spirits

Lansing Area Distillery
American Fifth Spirits
Ellison Brewery + 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 + 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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