Red Hot Best of 2011

The Final 2011 Red Hot Best 100 of Northern Michigan Nominee List

The voting is over. The winners have been chosen. But over 8,392 people voted in the 2011 Red Hot Best 100, nominating 7,490 red hot restaurants, people, places, events and more. The list of nominees is amazing and we've made them all available below!

But remember, this list is for viewing the nominees only. Find all the winners in the June 2011 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine! And don't worry, you'll get a chance to vote for your "bests" again in 2012.

In the meantime, have fun wandering this list of amazing nominees. And get the 2011 June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine to find out who are the 300 first, second and third place winners! Then head out and enjoy the best of everything in Northern Michigan.

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The Final 2011 Red Hot Best 100 of Northern Michigan Nominee List

The voting is over. The winners have been chosen. But over 8,392 people voted in the 2011 Red Hot Best 100, nominating 7,490 red hot restaurants, people, places, events and more. The list of nominees is amazing and we've made them all available below!

But remember, this list is for viewing the nominees only. Find all the winners in the June 2011 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine! And don't worry, you'll get a chance to vote for your "bests" again in 2012.

In the meantime, have fun wandering this list of amazing nominees. And get the 2011 June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine to find out who are the 300 first, second and third place winners! Then head out and enjoy the best of everything in Northern Michigan.

Food, Drinks & Restaurants

  • Brunch Spot

  • Carryout (Restaurant, item)

  • Cherry Product (brand and variety)

  • Coffee House

  • Cooking Class

  • Ethnic Restaurant Menu Item (Restaurant and item)

  • Food Truck

  • Fresh Baked Bread (Bakery, variety)

  • Fudge (Shop, flavor, town)

  • Local Ale (Brewery, name of ale)

  • Local Brew Pub or Tap Room (Must serve local brews)

  • Local Hard Cider (Cider maker, name of cider)

  • Local Preserved Food (jarred food, local jerky, chips, etc.)

  • Local Red Wine (Winery, name of wine)

  • Local White Wine (Winery, name of wine)

  • Locally Distilled Spirit (Distillery, name of spirit)

  • Locally Made Ice Cream (Ice cream maker, flavor of ice cream)

  • Lunch Venue (Restaurant)

  • Neighborhood Bar (Bar, location)

  • New Restaurant (Opened in 2014 or later)

  • Outdoor Dining

  • Pizza

  • Place to Find an Old Fashioned (The cocktail)

  • Restaurant Dessert (Restaurant, dessert name)

  • Restaurant that Uses Local Foods

  • Restaurant with a View

  • Restaurant with the Best Burger

  • Restaurant with the Best Children's Menu

  • Sandwich (Shop, sandwich name)

  • Snowmobile Bar (Bar, location)

  • Specialty Cheese Case (Name the store with the most awesome refrigerated case of cheese)

  • Whitefish

  • Wine Store

  • Wine Tasting Room

Events

  • Endurance Event

  • Foodie & Drink Festivals

  • Fourth of July Celebration

  • Fundraising Event by a Nonprofit Organization

  • Winter Race (Running, snowshoeing, skiing, fat tire bikes, etc.)

Places

  • Bank or Financial Institution (Specific branch)

  • Beach for Watching Sunsets

  • Boat Dealership

  • Boat Excursion

  • Campground

  • Car Dealership

  • Consignment Shop

  • Fitness Studio / Gym

  • Gift Shop

  • Hair Salon

  • Happening Happy Hour

  • Hiking Trail

  • Home Décor Shop

  • Hotel to Stay with Kids

  • Local Library

  • Marina

  • Outdoor Gear Store (any purveyor of bikes, skis, camping, hunting, fishing, outdoor clothing & shoes etc.,)

  • Party Dress Shop

  • Petoskey Stone Souvenir Shop

  • Place to Find Men's Clothing

  • Place to Put in Your Canoe or Kayak

  • Place to Take a Scenic Photo

  • Place to Take the Kids on a Rainy Day

  • Pre-school

  • Restaurant For a Date

  • Restaurant You Can Boat To

  • Romantic Hotel

  • Scenic Drive

  • Secluded Swimming Spot

  • Shopping District/Enclave

  • Ski Run

  • Spa

  • Terrain Park

  • Toughest Golf Hole (Number, course)

  • Tract of Protected Land

  • U-Pick Farm

People

  • Art Teacher (Name, where they teach)

  • Barista (Name, where they brew coffee)

  • Bartender/Mixologist (Name, where they tend bar)

  • Brewer (Last name of brewer, brewery)

  • Caterer

  • Charter Boat Captain (Last name, charter company, home port)

  • Coach (Last name, team they coach)

  • County Sheriff

  • Financial Advisor (Name and where they work)

  • High School Sports Team (Name the specific sport)

  • Interior / Kitchen Designer (Name, where they work)

  • Local Band or Solo Musician

  • Local Builder

  • Local Chef (Name, restaurant)

  • Local TV Anchor

  • Local Weatherman

  • Massage Therapist (Name, where they work)

  • Math Teacher (Name and school where they teach)

  • Mechanic (Name, company where they work)

  • Pediatrician (Last name, practice name)

  • Radio Host or Team

  • Realtor (Name, company where they work)

  • Redheaded Girl and Guy (Name, company where they work)

  • Restaurant Server (Name, restaurant where he/she serves)

  • Sports Reporter

  • Wedding Photographer

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