This year they've pared down the categories considerably, and a lot of our friends from last year aren't really eligible for any categories this time around. So I've decided to take a different approach to picks for the Supergay Slate. In accordance with my stated objective for this year, I've made choices that I think help raise standards here, and selected places that make Detroit a better place to live for me.
I've selected 19 categories, and you only need to vote in 15. You can use this slate or make up your own - just be sure to vote for me!
Metro Times Best of Detroit 2009: The Supergay Slate
Best Place to See An Indie Film: Detroit Film Theater at the DIA
Best Local Film Fest: Reel Pride Michigan, our GLBT Film Festival
Best Local Website: Well MT always wins, but you should cast a vote for our friends at Model D!
Best Local Pop Culture Blog: Supergay Detroit!
Best Abandoned Building: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. Obviously.
Best Bicycle Shop: Wheelhouse, because I love them.
Best Florist: the guys at Blumz continue to make great flowers accessible to Detroiters with their shop downtown
Best Restaurant Under $15 per diner: Bucharest Grill inside the Park Bar is my default spot for cheap and good eats
Best Restaurant under $50 per diner: Atlas Global Bistro, my perennial fave
Best Restaurant to Impress Out-of-Towners: Slows BarBQ never fails
Best Italian Restaurant: Angelina Italian Bistro is not only delicious, it is deliciously non-smoking. Even the bar. While I can't endorse their blown-glass art installation/light fixture, the rest of the place is perf. If you haven't been, I highly recommend it.
Best Neighborhood Pizza: Does Supino’s fit here ...
Best Gourmet Pizza: ... or does Supino’s fit here? I'm not sure, but they are fantastic and deserve a vote in both categories!
Best Deli: Mudgie’s in Corktown, for a lovely modern decor AND amazing eats.
Best Indie Coffee Shop: With Mercury Coffee Bar out of the picture, Café 1923 in Hamtramck takes this one hands-down
Best Club Night: Fierce Hot Mess has been entertaining us at Oslo all year!
Best Gay Bar: Detroit Guerrilla Queer Bar - because it really is!
Best Beer Selection in a Bar: not too many categories to pick to reward the Park Bar for being the gracious and loving host of Doggy Style, but this one fits!
Best Jazz Club: Cliff Bells, now with a delicious dinner menu!