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You're the Best


The best pickup line is "Hi." You told us that. You also told us the best places to get your grub on, the best places to roll your wheels, the media people who really speak to you, the best places to shake your moneymaker, the best places to play games, gamble, watch movies, and flash cash. Comedy clubs, art galleries, pool halls, casinos, we got 'em all, even those little personal things like what really makes you a Detroiter. You know, stuff like having a taste for coney dogs and rooting for the home team even when the idea of a championship lands you on Fantasy Island.

This is our 15th annual Best of Detroit issue. We realize that some Johnny-come-lately folks around here have tossed their caps into the Best of ring – from Real Detroit which seems bereft of ideas and slavishly copies MT special issues, to the Detroit Free Press which couldn't even come up with a novel name for the undertaking (at least they came up with Michigandering when they copied our Summer Guide). Suffice to say that our Best of Detroit is the biggest — and the most fun. This is the real one.

This is Detroit. Your Detroit — from the political poseurs to streetwise artists. We asked you to tell us what you like, and you did. Now we're giving it back to you all counted and wrapped up pretty in your favorite publication. Gee, thanks guys, this one's for you.