Best Of 2018


Best Beer Selection in a Store
2940 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-852-9307;
Best Bloody Mary
Austin Evans Eighmey

2460 Market St., Detroit; 313-393-1711;

What makes a Bloody Mary great? In a city where Bloody Mary aficionados have a bevy of beautiful bloodys to choose from, why did Vivio’s Food & Spirits take the gold? Two words: Meat. Straw. OK, so we’ll need more than two words to describe the bountiful monstrosity that is Vivio’s Big D. At 32 oz., your best bet is to bring your face to the mug, as lifting it risks injury. Yes, this bad boy comes with plates and silverware — you’ll have to eat your way to the bottom, as the Big D is topped with a colony of bacon, a crispy lettuce leaf, spicy asparagus spears, prosciutto-stuffed olives, sliced provolone, that aforementioned meat straw, pickle spear, and even a hard boiled egg nestled among the jungle of flavor. —Jerilyn Jordan

Best Michigan Beer
575 S. Eton St., Birmingham; 248-712-4050;
Best Michigan Bourbon
66 E. Eighth St., Holland; 616-355-6422;
Best Michigan Brewer
456 Charlotte St., Detroit; 313-335-3440;
Best Michigan Whiskey
2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-964-4800;
Best Michigan Winery
Sabrosa Sangria; 52588 Van Dyke Ste. C, Shelby Charter Twp.; 586-884-8411
Best Microbrewery or Brewpub (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti)
2321 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-954-6637;