2015 City’s Choice Awards Winners


The winner in each category must have received at least five (5) votes and one (1) vote more than the second place recipient. In case of a tie in any category, both top vote recipients are declared the winner.

Food & Drink
♦ 24-hour Restaurant
Starlite Coney Island

♦ Bagels
Big Apple Bagels

♦ Barbecue
Beale St. Smokehouse BBQ

♦ Beer Selection
The Red Baron

♦ Bloody Mary
501 Bar & Grill

♦ Breakfast
Leo’s Coney Island

♦ Burger
The Torch

♦ Cheap Eats – Tie
Leo’s Coney Island
Starlite Coney Island

♦ Chicken Wings
Guido’s Premium Pizza

♦ Chinese
Empress of China

♦ Classic/Artisan Cocktail
The Laundry

♦ Coney Island
Leo’s Coney Island

♦ Cookies

♦ Cupcakes
Tasty Layers

♦ Deli
Hoffman’s Deco Deli

♦ Dive Bar
The Torch

♦ Doughnuts
Donna’s Donuts

♦ Family Restaurant
Leo’s Coney Island

♦ Fine Dining
Da Edoardo

♦ Fish ‘n’ Chips
Whitey’s Restaurant

♦ French Fries

♦ Gluten-free Menu
Flint Crepe Company

♦ Gourmet Market
Oliver T’s

♦ Greek
Leo’s Coney Island

♦ Happy Hour
The Barn

♦ Ice Cream
Uncle Ray’s Dairyland

♦ Independent Coffeehouse
Cafe´ Rhema

♦ Indian
Grill of India

♦ Italian
Italia Gardens

♦ Japanese
Sagano Japanese Bistro

♦ Late-night Dining
Starlite Coney Island

♦ Locally Made Beer
Tenacity Brewery

♦ Locally Owned Bakery

♦ Locally Produced Food Brand
Koegel Meats

♦ Mexican
Tia Helita’s

♦ Middle Eastern – Tie
Badawest & Taboon

♦ Outdoor Dining/Patio
Brick Street Bar & Grill

♦ Pancakes
Bob Evans

♦ Pizza
Guido’s Premium Pizza

♦ Raw Juice or Smoothie
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

♦ Restaurant Ambience
Signature Chop House

♦ Ribs
Beale St. Smokehouse BBQ

♦ Romantic Restaurant
Cork on Saginaw

♦ Sandwich
Hoffman’s Deco Deli

♦ Seafood
Whitey’s Restaurant

♦ Service
The Barn

♦ Soup
Panera Bread

♦ Steakhouse
Lucky’s Steakhouse

♦ Sushi
Sagano Japanese Bistro

♦ Thai
Bangkok Peppers

♦ Wine List
Cork on Saginaw


♦ Antique Store – Tie
Carriage Town Antique Center
Colette’s Vintage & Antique Mall

♦ Appliances

♦ Athletic Wear
Bauman’s Running & Walking Shop

♦ Auto Dealership
Al Serra Auto Plaza

♦ Beer Store
Oliver T’s

♦ Bike Shop
Assenmacher Cycling Centers

♦ Bridal Shop
David’s Bridal

♦ Candy Shop
Sweet Variations

♦ Children’s Clothes

♦ Comic Book Store
Comic Relief

♦ Electronics
Best Buy

♦ Ethnic Food Market
Kamil’s Mid-Eastern Foods

♦ Farmers’ Market
Flint Farmers’ Market

♦ Furniture Store
Skaff Carpet & Furniture

♦ Gift Shop
Underhill’s Hallmark

♦ Hardware Store

♦ Jeweler
Gaine’s Jewelry

♦ Meat Market
Colony Market

♦ Men’s Clothing Store
Craig Ryan Menswear

♦ Nursery/Greenhouse – Tie

♦ Organic Produce
Flint Farmers’ Market

♦ Pet Supplies – Tie
Pet Supplies Plus

♦ Produce
Flint Farmer’s Market

♦ Shoe Store

♦ Smoke Shop
Paul’s Pipe Shop

♦ Specialty Cake – Tie
Bella Birches
Tasty Layers

♦ Sporting Goods
Dunham’s Sports

♦ Used Books

♦ Wine Store
d’Vine Wines

♦ Women’s Fashions

Local Media

♦ Anchor
David Custer, WNEM TV5

♦ Columnist
Andrew Heller, MLive

♦ Magazine
My City Magazine

♦ Newspaper
The Flint Journal

♦ Radio Personality
Stephanie K, WWCK-FM 105.5

♦ Radio News
WCRZ-FM Cars 108

♦ Radio Program
Mike & Stephanie in the Morning, WWCK-FM

♦ Radio Station
WCRZ-FM Cars 108

♦ Sportscaster
Ryan Slocum, ABC12

♦ Talk-Radio Host
Dan Foley, 1470 WFNT
♦ TV Newscast
♦ TV Meteorologist
J.R. Kirtek, ABC12

Misc / Add-on / Write-In

♦ Downtown Event
Back to the Bricks

♦ Tattoo Shop
Strange Daze Tattoos

♦ Charity/Non-profit
Whaley Children’s Center

♦ Best Downtown Building
Mott Foundation Building

♦ Hotel
Holiday Inn-Gateway Center

♦ Local Attraction
Flint Farmers’ Market

♦ Genesee County Park

♦ Chain you wish we had here


♦ Architecture Firm
Gazall Lewis & Assoc.

♦ Bank / Credit Union
Dort Federal Credit Union

♦ Barber Shop
Consolidated Barber Shop

♦ Car Rental

♦ Caterer

♦ Doggie Daycare/Kennel
Paw Palace

♦ Dry Cleaner
Pro Clean

♦ Florist

♦ Fitness Center
Revolution Fitness

♦ Hair Salon
Pure Bliss Salon & Spa

♦ Heating/Cooling
Blessing Company

♦ Insurance Agency
Brown & Brown

♦ Massage
Pure Bliss Salon & Spa

♦ Plumbing
Blessing Company

♦ Realtor
John Wentworth

♦ Shoe Repair
Timothy Goodrich Custom Shoes

♦ Spa
Pure Bliss Salon & Spa

♦ Tanning Salon
Tropi Tan

♦ Veterinarian
Grand Blanc Veterinary Hospital

♦ Yoga Studio
Yoga Loft


♦ Bartender
Kenny Laatz, Soggy Bottom

♦ Dentist
Dr. Nicole Wax, Dr. Wax Orthodontics

♦ Event DJ
DJ Chachi (Brett Darago)

♦ Financial Advisor
Fred Hensler, Sapphire Blue

♦ Hairstylist
Lia Volpe, Pure Bliss Salon & Spa

♦ Local Band (original music)
Building Birds


♦ All Sports Lake
Lake Fenton

♦ Annual Sporting Event
Crim Festival Of Races

♦ Art Film Venue
Flint Institute of Art

♦ Bowling Alley
Galaxy Lanes

♦ Charity Event
Tux & Tennies for Whaley

♦ Comedy club
Holly Hotel

♦ Community Theater
Flint Youth Theater

♦ Dance Studio
Chasse´ Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio

♦ Fine Arts Program
Flint Institute of Arts

♦ Golf Course
Warwick Hills

♦ Live Music Venue
The Machine Shop

♦ Museum
Flint Institute of Arts

♦ Outdoor Event
Silver Lake Ski Club Ski Show

♦ Sports Bar
The Barn



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