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The Real Deal - Readers' Picks: You gave us your ultimate shopping experiences

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Indie Women's Clothing in Detroit Best Indie Men's Clothing in Detroit Showtime 5708 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-875-9280 Piles of punk rock and rock star "fashion," from imported creepers to sexed-out knee-high platforms to vintage racks stuffed with one-of-a-kind shirts a...[MORE]

Best of Detroit 2010: Getting down to what's the very best in metro Detroit

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

How do you find the best in metro Detroit? Well, if you're an MT staffer or fellow traveler, you keep your eyes peeled through the year for the new shop, the new trend, the odd observation, the old corner of our four-county neighborhood that could use a little more attention. And you ask your frien...[MORE]

Nutritional Value - Readers' Picks: You told us what topped your menus

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best New Restaurant Best Steakhouse — Wayne County Roast 1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-2500 The "beast masters" at this hip new downtown restaurant — inside the renovated showpiece that is the Book-Cadillac Hotel — have earned their honors. First, it's n...[MORE]

Nightlife - Readers' Picks: You told us where to stick it when the sun don't shine

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Place to See a Mainstream Film Birmingham Palladium  250 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham; 248-644-3456; uptownentertainment.com Maybe it's the swanky downtown Birmingham address, but something about a night out at the Palladium feels like a throwback to movie palaces of old. The vertical layou...[MORE]

The Real Deal - Staff Picks: We hazard the best in buying and selling

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Record Store — East Side Melodies and Memories 23013 S. Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe; 586-774-8480 OK, there ain't a store like this in the whole country. Even Hollywood's mighty Amoeba Records doesn't have a thing on Melodies because, well, besides sporting the country's largest lunch b...[MORE]

Nightlife - Staff Picks: We pin down what blows up our skirts at night

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Leather Daddy Bar R&R Saloon 7330 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-849-2751 Do you like your dudes mustachioed, tatted, uniformed and carved like Eastern European weightlifters? Are you into gloves and tons of biker leather? Enter the R&R Saloon, a simmering den with attendant darkness ...[MORE]

Public Square - Readers' Picks: You chose these civic treasures as metro Detroit's best

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Local Music Festival Movement paxahau.com/movement Last year's festival was a testament to the electronic vein that has run through Detroit for decades now. It was a return to form, a catapult for this May's throwdown. No other atmosphere is as authentic as Detroit for an international c...[MORE]

Nutritional Value - Staff Picks: We select the spots we hunger for

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best New Restaurant — Upscale Café Via 310 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-644-8800 The menu at Café Via is eclectic, and all details are well attended to, from the excellent sharp yellow olive oil that starts the meal to the look of each dish on the plate. The menu ranges fro...[MORE]

Public Square - Staff Picks: We at MT pick our top cultural assets

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Detroit Old-School TV Reporter Al Allen Monster smashup on the Lodge? There's "Al Allen, FOX2 News," reporting from the overpass. Coldest day of the year? There's our Al, shivering under his trademark leather cap. Why do they put that poor old man outside in all kinds of weather? Be...[MORE]

The Real Deals - Staff Picks: Our staff counters with our own favorite places to plunk it down

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST WAY TO SHOP FOR SEX TOYS AND AVOID BEING SEEN Private House Party You might be shy, so you don't want to be seen publicly trying to discern the difference between a bullet and other buzzing buddies. You might just need an excuse to get your girlfriends together for drinks and dinner. E...[MORE]

Best of Detroit 2009: Bet on it: The MT Stimulus Package II

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

OK, last October's Best of Detroit issue, aka the MT Stimulus Package, didn't turn things around — the stock market tumbled another 2,000 points before beginning its tentative (cross fingers) rebound; unemployment and foreclosure rates are today far more devastating than six months ago. ...[MORE]

The Real Deals - Reader Picks: Paper or plastic, our readers pick out the top of the shops

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING Lost & Found Vintage 510 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-548-6154; lostandfoundvintage.com Stop digging through your eccentric aunt's closet for vintage clothing and accessories. Lost & Found has enough backward-gazing apparel to teleport you into the past faste...[MORE]

Night Life - Staff Picks: From upscale cocktails to rawk 'n' roll, our fave nocturnal haunts

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION BAR Temple Bar 2906 Cass Ave., Detroit; 248-547-3331 This delectable dump is imperfectly central to everything. It's across the street from the hulking, though largely empty, Masonic Temple, almost equal distance between Wayne State University and downtown prop...[MORE]

Public Square - Staff Picks: Super people, places and things, picked by our team of writers

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST PLACE TO SEE THE SUNRISE Lawn at Grosse Pointe Academy, 171 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms OK, we can't decide. Last year we sent you to the M-39 to I-96 interchange. Which had an enormous downside: There's nowhere to stop, so you've got to time it just right. A member of our FOBO (F...[MORE]

Nutritional Value - Staff Picks: From style to fare to special dishes, our staff picks what's best

By Metro Times staff

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST SPLURGE The Lark 6430 Farmington Rd., West Bloomfield; 248-661-4466 Jim and Mary Lark's eponymous European country inn has been around for more than a quarter-century, winning awards for its French-oriented kitchen and vast wine cellar. In the exquisite but simply decorated room, with on...[MORE]

Best way to cure the blues: From the sane to the silly, our readers sound off on bringing the good times back

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

$$$ Directly To American People: 1 $1.00 Beers In Southwest Detroit: 1 $tylumus Funds: 1 2 Coneys: 1 80s Night At Luna In Royal Oak: 1 A Bullet!: 1 A Concert At Dte: 1 A Decent Light Rail Into The City: 1 A Decent Light Rail Into The City From Both North And West: 1 A Detroit Roller D...[MORE]

Nutritional Value - Reader Picks: Our readers pick the best places to snarf, nosh, tipple and dine

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST NEW RESTAURANT BEST RESTAURANT UNDER $15 PER DINER BEST GREEK RESTAURANT Kalamata Greek Café 3149 Crooks Rd., Troy; 248-643-2600; kalamatagreek.com We don't dare discount Kalamata's win just because of their (admittedly successful) online pleas for votes. Hey, they made it eas...[MORE]

Night Life - Reader Picks: The music venues and watering holes our readers love the most

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST PICK-UP BAR BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon 530 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-582-9460; blackfinnroyaloak.com We weren't sure what to make of BlackFinn when its doors first opened; was it a sports bar or a family restaurant with a dance floor? Was it a swingers club? And why would so m...[MORE]

Public Square - Reader Picks: Our local treasures, from media to politics to architecture, as judged by our readers

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: Best Of

BEST LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Metro Times' Hamtramck Blowout You came, you partied, we conquered. In the dead of winter in (the supposed dead of) Detroit, and in the shadow of South by Southwest, Blowout for the first time this year got some love beyond our corner of the Mitten, including ni...[MORE]

Best of Detroit 2008: The MT Stimulus Package

By Metro Times staff

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

As we go to press early on some of these pages, the stock market's still tumbling. We were too wrapped up in this issue to listen closely to what the president said about his latest package to deal with the crisis, but there's a rumor going around the office that he's asked the Joint Chiefs of...[MORE]

Spend the Night - People's Poll: The music venues and watering holes our readers love the most

By Metro Times readers

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST NEW NIGHTSPOT (LAST TWO YEARS) TIE Park Bar 2040 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-962-2933 Cherry Martini 50296 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton; 734-495-0550 With its big-windowed view, graceful, roundabout bar and upstairs music venue, the Park Bar truly is a presence in the night, a lovely beacon ...[MORE]

The Glory of Capitalism - People's Poll: Paper or plastic, our readers pick out the top of the shops

By Metro Times readers

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHIER TIE The GetupVintage 215 S. State St., No. 3, Ann Arbor; 734-327-4300; thegetup.com Nordstrom Locations in Troy, Novi and Clinton Twp.; nordstrom.com On the surface, these winners couldn't seem more different — a small indie boutique selling reasonably priced retr...[MORE]

Community Chest - People's Poll: Our local treasures, from media to politics to architecture, as judged by our readers

By Metro Times readers

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST CHANGE IN THE DIA RENOVATION More ... more ... more ... More of what, readers couldn't agree on. But they celebrated a new DIA that has "more places to roam," "the bigger, more prominent café," "more people-friendly," "more places to view," "more hangout space," "more open and transp...[MORE]

Spend the Night - Staff Picks: From upscale cocktails to rawk 'n' roll, our fave nocturnal haunts

By Metro Times staff

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST LEATHER DADDY BAR The Eagle 1501 Holden St., Detroit; 313-873-6969 The Eagle, a cavernous two-story building of dark wood and exposed beams, is filled with flags and awards that herald the heady local leather community. It's also headquarters to the Detroit Bondage Club: Members hold m...[MORE]

The Glory of Capitalism - Staff Picks: Our staff counters with our own favorite places to plunk it down

By Metro Times staff

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST PLACE TO SHOP GREEN IN THE CITY Bureau of Urban Living 460 W. Canfield, Detroit; 313-833-9336; bureauliving.com Husband and wife team Claire Nelson and Francis Grunow opened the cosmopolitan, hip shopping destination Bureau of Urban Living to fill a need for Detroit residents — a pla...[MORE]

Community Chest - Staff Picks: Super people, places and things, picked by our team of writers

By Metro Times staff

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

DETROIT'S BEST STEP FORWARD Detroit's RiverWalk Once a terribly neglected resource, Detroit's riverfront has been transformed into a true gem — we'd say a sapphire, given the sparkling blue waters now easily accessible because of the lovely promenade constructed in recent years under the...[MORE]

Conspicuous Consumption - Staff Picks: From style to fare to special dishes, our staff picked what's best

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST NEW RESTAURANT Modern Food and Spirits 1535 Cass Lake Rd., Keego Harbor; 248-681-4231 To be sure, Keego Harbor is a schlep for most of us, but it is well worth the time and gas to dine at Modern Food and Spirits, across from Cass Lake. The Modern, which opened at the end of last summer...[MORE]

Conspicuous Consumption - People's Poll: Wherein our readers pick the best places to eat

By Metro Times readers

Published: 10/15/2008

Types: Best Of

BEST NEW RESTAURANT Maria's Comida 11411 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck; 313-733-8406 Mexican food on Hamtramck's Polish strip? It might have sounded odd a decade ago, but among our readers it has a serious following. No matter how much you like pierogies and kielbasa, traditional Mexican food &m...[MORE]

Detroit's small gems: Incredible indie-owned shops still exist

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 10/17/2007

Types: Best Of

Detroit is a treasure trove of small restaurants and stores tucked deep inside neighborhoods, shops too small for advertising budgets or media attention. While hundreds of independently owned and family-operated businesses have closed their doors over the years, several places across town have...[MORE]

Best of Detroit 2007: Digging deep for Detroit’s best just keeps getting better

By Metro Times staff

Published: 10/17/2007

Types: Best Of

We asked and you told us. The best highway trouble spot is the Lodge Freeway. The best college is Wayne State University. The best vegetarian restaurant is Inn Season. Wait … those are results from the first Metro Times Best of Detroit poll in 1986. A few things never change. Those are also winners ...[MORE]

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