Top of the Town Categories

By City Pulse

And a look at the 2011 Top of the Town winners

BEST HANGOUTS

Coffee Shop

Dance/Club Scene

Gay/Lesbian Bar

Happy Hour

Karaoke

Open mic night

Movie Theater

Place to be seen

Pub/Tavern

Place to meet singles

Sports Bar

Weeknight Hangout

Wi-Fi Hot Spot

Hookah Lounge


BEST DINING

Bar food

Bread/Bakery

Breakfast

Casual Dining

Diner

Gourmet restaurant

Asian

Italian

Middle Eastern

Mexican

Appetizers

BBQ

Burger

Chili

Cocktails

Cup of Coffee

Dessert

Happy Hour

Fries

Pizza

Sandwich Shop/Deli

Steak

Sushi

Seafood

Vegetarian/Vegan food

Atmosphere

New Restaurant

Takeout

Patio

Coney Island


BEST PEOPLE

Bartender

Environmentalist

Spartan Athlete

Local Politician

Local TV News Personality

Local Radio Personality


BEST SERVICES

Alternative Health

Auto Repair

Bank/Credit Union

Barber Shop

Cab Company

Catering

Chiropractor

Electrician

Health/Fitness Club

Hotel/Bed & Breakfast

Lawyer

Nails

Maid Service

Movers

Photographer

Place to pamper yourself

Pet Care/Services

Plumber

Restaurant Wait staff

Salon/Spa

Tanning Salon

Tattoo Parlor

Bicycle Shop


BEST LOCAL MUSIC

Original Band/Group

Solo Performer

Cover Band

Blues Band

Live DJ

Venue

Radio Station


BEST SHOPPING

Antique Shop

Art Gallery

Bookstore

Butcher

Consignment Shop

Florist

Grocery

Jewelry Store

Liquor Store

Musical Instrument Store

Office Supply

Pawn Shop

Place for Sweets

Produce

Record Store

Sporting Goods Store

Thrift shop

Wine Shop


BEST … WHATEVER

Best Student Publication

Best-looking Bartenders/Waitstaff

Annual Event/Festival

Local Theater Group

Place to take out-of-towners

Place to go on a first date

Park


Welcome to the City Pulse/WLNS

2012 Top of the Town Awards!


This year we have seven categories and 106 subcategories. We encourage you to vote in all of them, but you may vote once in as many as you wish. When you do, you have the opportunity to be entered to win gift certificates to Save! Lansing, where you can save on local restaurants, retail shops and services. First prize is a $100 certificate, second a $50 certificate and the third, a $25 certificate.

Here´s how the contest works:

Fire up your computer, get online and go to www.lansingcitypulse.com.

The voting is separated into seven categories. Each time you vote, you can select one of the choices someone else has nominated or you can nominate your own. Don´t worry too much about spelling, correct that daily.

IMPORTANT: If the business you are nominating has more than one location, be sure to indicate as specifically as possible which location, such as "on Cedar" or "West Lansing."

Have fun! And pick up City Pulse on March 21 to find

out who won!


A look at the 2011 Top of the Town winners

BEST HANGOUTS

Coffee Shop

Biggby

Dance/Club Scene

Green Door

Gay/Lesbian Bar

Spiral

Happy Hour

Houlihan´s

Hookah Lounge

Blue Midnight

Karaoke

Crunchy´s

Movie Theater

NCG Cinemas

Open mic night

Dagwood´s

Place to be seen

Golden Harvest

Place to meet singles

Mac´s Bar

Pub/Tavern

Green Door

Sports Bar

Buffalo Wild Wings

Weeknight Hangout

Home

Wi-Fi Hot Spot

Biggby


BEST DINING

Appetizers

Houlihan´s

Asian

Ukai

Atmosphere

Golden Harvest

Bar food

Peanut Barrel

BBQ

Smokey Bones

Bread/Bakery

Great Harvest

Breakfast

Golden Harvest

Burger

Bonnie´s Place

Casual Dining

Texas Roadhouse

Chili

Wendy´s

Cocktails

Tavern on the Square

Coney Island

Sparty´s Coney

Island

Cup of Coffee

Biggby

Dessert

Grand Traverse Pie Co.

Diner

Fleetwood Diner

Fries

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Gourmet restaurant

Dusty´s Cellar

Italian

Deluca´s

Middle Eastern

Woody´s Oasis

Mexican

El Azteco

Patio

Peanut Barrel

Pizza

Deluca´s

Sandwich Shop/Deli

Jersey Giant

Seafood

Mitchell´s Fish Market

Steak

Texas Roadhouse

Sushi

Ukai

New Restaurant

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Takeout

Famous Taco

Vegetarian/Vegan food

Woody´s Oasis


BEST PEOPLE

Bartender

Craig Doepker

Environmentalist

Pat Lindemann

Spartan Athlete

Draymond Green

Local Politician

Virg Bernero

Local TV News Personality

Evan Pinsonnault

Local Radio Personality

Tim Barron


BEST SERVICES

Alternative Health

Better Health Store

Auto Repair

Woods Okemos

Holt Auto Clinic

Bank/Credit Union

MSUFCU

Barber Shop

Frandor Barbers

Jude´s

Barber Love

Cab Company

Big Daddy

Catering

Soup to Nutz Bistro

Chiropractor

Delta Chiropractic

Electrician

Bohnet Electric

Health/Fitness Club

Westside YMCA

Hotel/Bed & Breakfast

The English Inn

Lawyer

Frank Reynolds

Nails

Douglas J

Maid Service

Maid In Lansing

Movers

Two Men & A Truck

Photographer

Jena McShane

Place to pamper yourself

Douglas J Institute

Pet Care/Services

Waggin Tails

Plumber

MI Plumbing

Meridian Plumbing

Restaurant Wait staff

Golden Harvest

Salon/Spa

Douglas J Aveda

Tanning Salon

Tanzmania

Tattoo Parlor

Splash of Color


BEST LOCAL MUSIC

Blues Band

Root Doctor

Cover Band

Starfarm

Live DJ

DJ Sammy

Original Band/Group

Frank and Earnest

Radio Station

88.9 The Impact

Solo Performer

Joe Hertler

Venue

Mac´s Bar


BEST SHOPPING

Antique Shop

Williamston Antique Mall

Art Gallery

Lansing Art Gallery

Bookstore

Schuler Books & Music, Eastwood

Butcher

Merindorf Meats

Consignment Shop

2nd Time Around

Florist

Horrocks Food Market

Grocery

Meijer

Jewelry Store

Becky Beauchine Kulka

Liquor Store

Oades Big Ten

Musical Instrument Store

Elderly Instruments

Office Supply

Staples

Pawn Shop

Dicker & Deal

Place for Sweets

Fabiano´s

Produce

Horrocks Food Market

Record Store

Flat, Black & Circular

Sporting Goods Store

Dick´s

Thrift shop

Goodwill

Wine Shop

Dusty´s Cellar


BEST … WHATEVER

Best Student Publication

State News

Best-looking Bartenders/Waitstaff

Wild Beaver

Annual Event/Festival

Common Ground

Local Theater Group

Riverwalk Theatre

Place to take out-of-towners

Old Town

Place to go on a first date

Old Town

Park

Hawk Island