Best Of 2014

Best Barbecue in Oakland County; Best Gluten-Free Dining: Union Woodshop; 18 S. Main St., Clarkston; 248-625-5660;

This year, Union Woodshop took top honors for its barbecue, which is hardly a surprise, as, under the leadership of Aaron Cozadd, the Southern Pride smoker on the restaurant’s back lot cranks out small-batch smoked proteins. That said, lots of restaurants understand that gluten-sensitive diners are worth the extra effort it takes to cater to their dietary restrictions, but only a few eateries offer an entire gluten-free menu, Union Woodshop among them.