Hold it right there — you've been caught red-handed, see. The best this city has to offer? Well, the cat's outta the bag, thanks to you and your piehole!

We would never kiss and kill, but this year's picks for Metro Times' Best of Detroit are to die for. No, we didn't hire a private eye to uncover the goods, baby. Once again, we left the fate of metro Detroit's best restaurants, bars and clubs, drinks, shops and services, casinos, and artists in the hands of you birds, coppers, dicks, dames, and babes. Is your favorite watering hole a low-down, dirty secret? Or maybe your preferred place to throw back a cup of joe and shoot the shit before you get thrown in the cooler has gone full fuzz? Don't go batty and throw your mitts about — if your favorite didn't make the cut, just turn a page and try something new, because this year's list takes the cake. Capisce? — MT staff

Photography by Jacob Lewkow (@jacoblewkowphoto). Assisted by Lucas Aguera-Vieira. Models: Jessica Allie (Detroit director of ProjectArt), Donnell Cravens (director of retail operations at Utopia Gardens).

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