2013 Readers Choice

. May 29, 2013.
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We plan to celebrate (with you, as well as them) on Thursday, June 20 during our Reader’s Choice Awards Party at 7 pm at Mash. The best part? If you bring a non-perishable food item for donation, you receive a free brew!

LOCAL COLOR

Local Non-Profit
Food Gatherers
1 Carrot Way,
734-761-2796
www.foodgatherers.org
Runner Up: Ozone House

Best Charity Event
Grillin’ for Food Gatherers.
Washtenaw County Farm Council
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
734-429-3145
www.washtenawfarmcouncil.org
Runner Up: An Evening at the Farmers Market

Best Street
Main St.

Runner Up: Liberty St.

Do-Gooder
Colin Smith, Ann Arbor Parks and Rec Manager
Runner Up: Paul Saginaw, co-founder of Zingerman’s

Politician
Mayor John Hieftie
Runner Up: Governor Rick Snyder

Ann Arborite In Need Of A Reality Show
Ari Weinzeg; Started Zingerman’s with Paul
Runner Up: Brian Massey; Tattoo Artist at Lucky Monkey

College Course
Art History 202, 101
Runner Up: Psychology 280

SHOPPING AND SERVICES

New Businesses
Therapeutic Massage by Body Conscious
2454 E Stadium Blvd Suite B.
734-929-5930
www.bodyconsciousmassagetherapy.com
Runner Up: Juicy Kitchen

Green-Oriented Business
Ms. Green Construction
1342 N. Main St.
734-222-0683
www.msgreenconstruction.com
Runner up: BgreenToday

Shopping Center
Kerrytown Market & Shops
407 N 5th Ave.
734-662-5008
www.kerrytown.com
Runner Up: Briarwood Mall

Furniture Store
Three Chairs
215 S Ashley St.
734-665-2796
www.threechairs.com
Runner Up: Art Van Furniture

Garden Supply
Downtown Home and Garden
210 S Ashley St.
734-662-8122
www.downtownhomeandgarden.com
Runner Up: English Gardens

Hardware Store
Stadium Hardware
2177 W Stadium Blvd.
734-663-8704
ww3.truevalue.com/stadiumhardware
Runner Up: Ace Barnes Hardware

Appliance Store
Big George’s
2023 W Stadium Blvd.
734-669-9500
www.big-georges.com
Runner Up: ABC Warehouse

Home Boutique
Downtown Home and Garden
210 S Ashley St.
734-662-8122
Runner Up: La Belle Maison

Locally Owned Women’s Boutique
Vintage to Vogue
415 N Fifth Ave.
734-665-9110
www.shopv2v.com
Runner Up: Orchid Lane

Locally Owned Men’s Boutique
Van Boven Shoes
17 Nickels Arcade
734-665-7240
www.vanbovenshoes.com
Runner Up: Renaissance

Vintage Store
The Getup Vintage
215 S State St.
734-327-4300
Runner Up: Star Vintage

Shoe Store
Mast Shoes
2517 Jackson Ave.
734-662-8118
www.mastshoes.com
Runner Up: Footprints

Jewelry Store
Abracadabra
205 Liberty St., 734-994-4848
www.abragem.com
Runner Up: Lewis Jewelers

Natural Food Store
Ann Arbor People’s
Food Co-Op
216 N 4th Ave.
734-994-9174
www.peoplesfood.coop
Runner Up: Arbor Farms Market

Produce Market
Ann Arbor
Farmer’s Market
315 Detroit St.
734-794-6255
www.a2gov.org/market
Runner Up: The Produce Station

Supermarket
Whole Foods
3135 Washtenaw Ave.
734-975-4500
Wholefoodsmarket.com
Runner Up: Plum Market

Caterer
Zingerman’s Deli
422 Detroit St., 734-663-3354
www.zingermansdeli.com
Runner Up: Eat!

Party/Wine Store
Morgan and York
1928 Packard St., 734-662-0798.
www.morganandyork.com
Runner Up: A & L Wine Castle

Place to Throw a Party
The Necto
516 E Liberty St.
734-994-5835
www.necto.com
Runner Up: Hathaway’s Hideaway

Place For A Massage
Relax Station Massage
300 W Huron St.
734-623-1951
www.relaxstationmassage.com
Runner Up: Balance

Massage Therapy
Apartment Complex
Sterling Lofts 411
401 E Washington St.
734-998-4400
www.sterlinghousing.com
Runner Up: Manchester Flats

Hotel
Weber’s Inn
3050 Jackson Ave.
734-769-2500
www.webersinn.com/hotel
Runner Up: Campus Inn

Florist
Chelsea Flower Shop
203 E Liberty St.
734-662-5616
www.chelseaflowershop.net
Runner Up: Pot & Box

Auto Dealer
Dunning Toyota
3745 Jackson Rd.
734-997-7600
www.dunningtoyota.com
Runner Up: LaFontaine Buick GMC

Most Trustworthy Auto Repair
Main Street Motors
906 N Main St.
734-663-5544
www.mainstreetmotors.net
Runner Up: Dunning Toyota

Bicycle Shop
Wheels in Motion
3400 Washtenaw Ave.
734-971-2121
www.wheelsinmotion.us
Runner Up: Great Lakes Cycling & Fitness

Motorcycle Shop
Nicholson’s
4405 Jackson Rd.
734-769-9815
www.nicholsonfun.com
Runner Up: Café Racer Ypsi

Independent Bookstore
Nicola’s Books
2513 Jackson Ave.
734-662-0600
www.nicolasbook.com
Runner Up: Crazy Wisdom

Used Bookstore
West Side Books
113 W Liberty St.
734-995-1891
www.westsidebookshop.com
Runner Up: Aunt Agatha’s

Comic Bookstore
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main St.
734-998-1413
www.vaultofmidnight.com
Runner Up: Fun 4 All Comics & Games

Golf Course
Barton Hills
Country Club
730 Country Club Road.
734-663-8511
www.bartonhillscc.com
Runner Up: Leslie Park Golf Course

Outdoor Store/Gear
REI Store
970 W Eisenhower Pkwy.
734-827-1938
www.rei.com/stores/ann-arbor.html
Runner Up: Bivouac

Non-Chain Music Store
Encore Records
417 E Liberty St.
734-662-6776
www.encorerecordsa2.com
Runner Up: Wazoo Records

Musical Instrument Store
Oz Music
1920 Packard St.
734-662-8283
www.ozmusic.com
Runner Up: Shar Music

Most Knowledgeable Music Store Staff
Wazoo Records
336 S State St.
734-761-8686
Runner Up: Encore Records

Computer Service/Repair
Beagle Brain
2 Nickels Arcade
734-623-9000
www.beaglebrain.com
Runner Up: Mythologic Corporation

Thrift Store
Ann Arbor
PTO Thrift Shop
2280 S Industrial Hwy.
734-996-9155
 www.a2ptothriftshop.org
Runner Up: The Salvation Army

Most Knowledgeable Staff All Businesses
Zingerman’s Deli
422 Detroit St.
734-663-3354
www.zingermansdeli.com
Runner Up: Relax Station Massage

Vintage Store
The Getup Vintage
215 S State St. 734-327-4300.
Facebook page: The Getup Vintage
It’s a thrifty fashionistas dream — a wide variety of vintage and antique clothing at incredible prices. The racks at The Getup Vintage are filled with everything from Van Halen tour band t-shirts to 1950s floral cocktail dresses. That eclectic selection earned it our readers’ votes for the best place to shop for secondhand finds — especially if you want to be the most unique person walking down State Street. —DF

COOL PROS

Doctor
Dr. Edward ‘Lev’ Linkner M.D., ABIHM Holistic
Runner Up: Dr. Jay Sandweiss D.O. and Radio Host

Real Estate Agent
Trillium Real Estate/Linda Lombardini
Braun Ct.
734-216-6415
www.trilliumrealtors.com
Runner Up: Reinhart Realtors/Elizabeth Brien

Bank or Credit Union
University of Michigan Credit Union
340 E. Huron Street, Suite 100 Ann Arbor
734-662-8200
www.umcu.org
Runner Up: Bank of Ann Arbor

Ad Agency/Design Firm
Inner Circle Media
2084 S. State St.
734-996-9959
www.innercirclemedia.com
Runner Up: PWB Marketing Communications

Website Design
Karen Moeller Design
734-369-4825
www.moedesign.com
Runner Up: Design Hub

Lasik Eye Surgeon
Dr. Anthony Sensoli
Runner Up: Dr. Luis Gago

Dentist
Dr. Kristin Johnson/Liberty Dental
3688 W Liberty Rd.
734-665-0481
www.libertydentalplc.com
Runner Up:Sayine Anderson/Enspire Dental

Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Richard Biel
Runner Up: Dr. Paul Isenberg

Veterinarian
Affordable Vet Services
2117 W Stadium Blvd.
734-926-0114
www.affordablevetservices.com
Runner Up: Ann Arbor Animal Hospital

Travel Agent
Conlin Travel
3270 Washtenaw Ave.
734-677-0900
www.conlintravel.com
Runner Up: Liberty Travel

Local Animal Rescue
Humane Society of Huron Valley
3100 Cherry Hill Rd.
734-662-5585
www.hshv.org
Runner Up: Fido Dog Rescue of A2

Doggy Day Care
Breed Above
2281 W Liberty St.
734-214-3900
www.breedabove.com
Runner Up: Karnik Pet Lodge

Place For Alt. Health Care
White Wolf Healing
32744 Five Mile Rd., Livonia
734-277-7347
www.whitewolfhealing.com
Runner up: University of Michigan Briarwood Healing Group

Chiropractor
Dr. Tim Spencer
8110 Jackson Rd.
734-426-0902
Runner Up:Synergy Chiropractic/Dr. Greg Peroff

LOOKING GOOD FEELING GOOD

Place To Get A Haircut
Orbit Hair Design & Massage
334 1/2 S State St.
734-663-0393
www.orbithair.net
Runner Up: Douglas J. Aveda School

Massage Therapist
Felecia Cammon/Relax Station Massage
300 W Huron St.
734-623-1951
 www.relaxstationmassage.com
Runner Up: Grace Adams/Body Conscious Massage Therapy

Day Spa
Bellanina Day Spa
201 N 4th Ave.
734-327-1000
 www.bellaninadayspa.com
Runner Up: Fran Coy

Facial/Skin Care
Jessica’s Skin and Body Apothecary
301 N 5th Ave.
734-545-4303
www.jessicasapothecary.com
Runner Up:Bellanina Day Spa

Place To Play Tennis
Liberty Health
and Fitness
2975 W Liberty Rd.
734-665-3738
www.libertyathletic.net
Runner Up: Huron Valley Tennis ClubYoga/Pilates

Best Yoga Studio
The Yoga Room
765 Archwood Dr.
734-761-8409
www.yogaroomannarbor.com
Runner Up: A2 Yoga

Fitness Center/Athletic Club
Ann Arbor YMCA
400 W Washington
St., 734-996-9622
www.annarborymca.org
Runner Up: Vie: Fitness & Spa

Best Trainer
Desmond Johnson/A2 Fitness Pros
250 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 130., Ann Arbor
734-222-5080
www.a2fitnesspro.com
Runner Up: Hosea Walker/A2 Fitness Pros

Cool Eyewear
SEE Eyewear
308 S State St.
734-622-8056
www.seeeyewear.com
Runner Up: Bennett Optometry

Best Piercing Studio
Lucky Monkey Tattoo
308 S Ashley St.
734-623-8200
www.luckymonkeytattoo.com
Runner Up: Pangea Piercing

Best Tattoo Parlor
Lucky Monkey Tattoo
308 S Ashley St.
734-623-8200
www.luckymonkeytattoo.com
Runner Up: Depot Town Tattoo

Tanning Salon
Tanfastic
3227 Washtenaw Ave.
734-677-2800
www.annarbortans.com
Runner Up: GlowTanning

Dining & Drinking

New Restaurant
Insalita
341 E Liberty St.
734-213-7400
www.isalita.com
Runner Up: Juicy Kitchen

Chinese Restaurant
Evergreen
2771 Plymouth Rd.
734-769-2899
www.evergreen-restaurant.com
Runner Up: Kai Garden

Japanese Restaurant
Miki Sushi
106 S 1st St.
734-665-8226
www.sushizenusa.com
Runner Up: Yotsubo Restaurant

Korean Restaurant
Seoul Garden
3125 Boardwalk Dr.
734-997-2120
Aaseoulgarden.com
Runner Up: Bewon Korean Cuisine

Thai Restaurant
No Thai
226 N 4th Ave.
734-213-0808
www.nothai.com
Runner Up: Tuptim Thai Cuisine

Greek Restaurant
Mr. Greek’s Coney Island
215 S State St.
734-662-6336
Runner Up: Ahmos Gyro and Deli

Italian Restaurant
Mani Osteria
341 E Liberty St.
734-769-6700
www.maniosteria.com
Runner Up:Palio Restaurant

Middle Eastern Restaurant
Jerusalem Garden
307 S 5th Ave.
734-995-5060
www.jerusalemgarden.net
Runner Up: Palm Palace

Mexican Restaurant
Tio’s
401 E Liberty St. #2.
734-761-6650
www.tiosmexicancafe.com
Runner Up: Insalita

Local Farm
Tantre’ Farm
2510 Hayes Rd., Chelsea
734-475-4323
www.tantrefarm.com
Runner Up: FrogHoller Organic Farm

Deli
Zingerman’s Deli
422 Detroit St.
734-663-3354
www.zingermansdeli.com
Runner Up: Amer’s Deli

Fine Dining
Logan’s Restaurant
115 W Washington St.
734-327-2312
www.logan-restaurant.com
Runner Up: The Earle

Coffee House
Mighty Good Coffee
217 N Main St.
734-222-4514
www.mightygoodcoffee.com
Runner Up: Sweetwater’s Coffee & Tea

Breakfast Place
Angelo’s Restaurant
1100 Catherine St.
734-761-8996
www.angelosa2.com
Runner Up: Beezy’s

Diner
Fleetwood Diner
300 S Ashley St.
734-995-5502
www.thefleetwooddiner.com
Runner Up: Northside Grill

Brewpub or Microbrewery
Jolly Pumpkin
311 S Main St.,
734-913-2730
 www.jollypumpkin.com
Runner Up: Arbor Brewing Company

Locally Produced Food
Biercamp
1642 S State St.
734-995-2437
www.bier-camp.com
Runner Up: The Brinery

Food Cart
Mark’s Carts
210 S Ashley St.
734-662-8136
www.markscartsannarbor.com
Runner Up: The Lunch Room

Local Food Blog
Peggy Lampman
www.dinnerfeed.com
Runner Up: The Kitchen Chick

Locally Produced Food
Biercamp
1642 S State St.
734-995-2437.
www.bier-camp.com
If you’re looking for a true Ann Arbor dining experience, stop in to this meat shop. Not only do its customers rave about the friendly owners and staff, they really know what they are doing when it comes to jerky. Their menu is extensive, and the quality is even better. Eat in or dine out, if you are a meat lover — or smoked meat lover, that is — this Ann Arbor spot will not disappoint.

New Business
Body Conscious
Massage Therapy
2454 E Stadium Blvd Suite B.
734-929-5930.
www.bodyconsciousmassagetherapy.com
Not only are the experts at Body Conscious Massage Therapy committed to relieving temporary issues, they’re interested in chronic and lasting results as well. By using a number of massage modalities in order to enrich your massage experience, they’re able to give a satisfying experience and improve health — all the more reason our readers picked this stress reducer as their favorite new business in Washtenaw County.

Place To Celebrate Your 21st Birthday
The Necto
516 E Liberty St.
734-994-5835.
www.necto.com
Open every night of the week, Necto has a different DJ, event, or theme each day. If you’re looking for a place to get wild with your friends, head on over to Necto for a night filled with cheaply priced drinks, an awesome dance floor, and even better music. VIP, booth and bottle services are available for you and your friends and weekly specials include Thursday College Night and Friday Pride Night. —DF

ENTERTAINMENT

Annual Event
Ann Arbor Art Fair
Runner Up:Top of the Park

Indoor Festival
Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Runner Up: Ann Arbor Film Festival

Outdoor Festival
Top of the Park
Runner Up: Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Pre-Game Hangout
Fraser’s Pub
2045 Packard St.
734-665-1955
www.fraserspubaa.com
Runner Up: University of Michigan Golf Course

Sports Bar
The Arena Sports Bar and Grill.
203 E Washington St.
734-222-9999
www.thearena-a2.com
Runner Up: Fraser’s

Bowling Alley
Colonial Lanes
1950 S Industrial Hwy.
734-665-4474
www.coloniallanescubsac.com
Runner Up: Bel-mark Lanes

Gay and Lesbian Venue
Aut Bar
315 Braun Ct.
734-994-3677
www.autbar.com
Runner Up: The Necto

Place For Your 21st Birthday
The Necto
516 E Liberty St.
734-994-5835
www.necto.com
Runner Up: Good Time Charley’s

MEDIA

Radio Station
WQKL 107.1 fm
Runner Up: WCBN 88.3 fm

Website
www.annarbor.com
Runner Up: www.annarborchronicle.com

Local Blog
www.damnannarbor.com
Runner Up: www.markmaynard.com

Local Youtube Video
Tall Blonde Girl
Runner Up: www.jollymom.com repinned to www.puremichigan.com

Most Helpful Twitter Account
#todoina2
Runner Up:#mlive

Funniest Twitter Account
#juliebee
Runner Up:#damnannarbor
 

ARTS

Live Theater Venue
The Purple Rose Theatre
137 Park St., Chelsea
734-433-7782
www.purplerosetheatre.org
Runner Up: Performance Network Theatre

Theater Troupe
Performance Network Theatre.
120 E Huron St.
734-663-0681
www.performancenetwork.org
Runner Up: The Purple Rose Theatre

Dance Company
Peter Sparling Dance Company
734-647-2288
www.petersparling.com
Runner Up: Sylvia Studio of Dance

Filmmaker
Terri Sarris
Runner Up: Laurie White

Movie Theater
Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St.
734-668-8397
www.michtheater.org
Runner Up: Quality 16

Artist
Lynda Cole
www.lcole.com
Runner Up: Ruth Gilmor

Place to See Local Art
Ann Arbor Art Center
117 W Liberty St.
734-994-8004
www.annarborartcenter.org
Runner Up: Washington Street Art Gallery

Fine Art Photographer
Robin Vincent
www.robinvincentphotographycom
Runner Up: Matruka Sherman

Fine Art Gift Shop
Selo Shevel Gallery
301 S Main St.
734-761-6263
www.seloshevelgallery.com
Runner Up: Ann Arbor Art Center

Place To Hear Spoken Word
The Neutral Zone
310 E Washington St.
734-214-9995
www.neutral-zone.org
Runner Up: Circus Bar
 

CURRENT
Current Writer
Jeff Milo
Runner Up: Nick Roumel
Current Story/ Column
Food Review
Runner Up: Rock Music Column

MUSIC

Music Artist
Autumn Wetli
Runner Up: Secret Twins

Local Album
False Honey by Misty Lyn and the Big Beautiful
Runner Up: County Line by Dragon Wagon

Band Name
Dragon Wagon
Runner Up: Misty Lyn and the Big Beautiful

DJ/Electronica Artist
Chuck Hampton
Runner Up:Charlie Slick

Folk/Country Artist
Dragon Wagon
Runner Up: Appleseed Collective

Hip-Hop Artist
Cadence
Runner Up: Dabrye

Jazz/Blues Artist
Mr. B
Runner Up: Dave Sharp

Rock Band
Blue Snaggletooth
Runner Up: Bad Indians

Open Mic Venue
The Ark
316 S Main St.
734-761-1451
www.theark.org
Runner Up: Woodruff’s

Club to See Live Music
The Blind Pig
208 S 1st St.
734-996-8555
www.blindpigmusic.com
Runner Up: The Ark

Dance Club
The Necto
516 E Liberty St.
734-994-5835
www.necto.com
Runner Up: Live

Pick-Up Bar
The Necto
516 E Liberty St.
734-994-5835
www.necto.com
Runner Up: 8ball Saloon

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