Lifestyle

The Greatest of The Great Lakes Bay

By Mary Gajda and Alicia Frank

 

Congratulations to all the businesses that were nominated for the Greatest of Great Lakes Bay.

Here is our list of the 2019 greatest Hits!

 

Restaurants

Asian Food

Pasong’s Café (Saginaw)

Blossoms Asian Bistro

(Bay City)

 

Barbecue

That Guy’s BBQ (Bay City)

Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus (Frankenmuth)

 

Breakfast Joint

Uptown Grill (Bay City)

Lasko’s Restaurant

(Midland / Bay City)

 

Burger

Midland Burger Co.

(Midland)

American Kitchen (Bay City)

 

Family Dining

Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth)

Daniel’s Grill (Saginaw)

 

Fine Dining

Real Seafood Co. (Bay City)

Gratzi (Midland)

 

Indian Food

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine (Midland)

Shahi Indian Cuisine (Saginaw)

 

Italian Food

Gratzi (Midland)

Brooklyn Boyz Pizzeria/Italian Eatery (Bay City)

 

Mediterranean

Zitoon Mediterranean Cuisine (Midland)

Falafel Hut (Saginaw)

 

Mexican

Coco Loco (Saginaw/Bay City)

Los Palominos (Mount Pleasant)

 

New Restaurant

Opened in 2018

Sushi Remix

(Saginaw/Bay City)

Gratzi (Midland)

 

Patio

Real Seafood Co. (Bay City)

Harvey’s Bar & Grill (Saginaw)

 

Pizza Place

G’s Pizzeria (Saginaw/Bay City)

Brooklyn Boyz Pizzeria/Italian Eatery (Bay City)

 

Place For Lunch

Fralia’s (Saginaw)

Uptown Grill (Bay City)

 

Steaks

O’s Pub & Grill (Auburn)

Mountain Town Station (Mount Pleasant)

 

Sushi

Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge (Mount Pleasant)

Maru Sushi & Grill (Midland)

 

Unique Menu

The Maple Grille (Hemlock)

Annabelle’s Own (Midland)

 

Wine List

Prost! Wine Bar &

Charcuterie (Frankenmuth)

Whine (Midland)

 

 

BARS & BREWS

 

Bar Food

O’s Pub & Grill (Auburn)

Blue Gator Sports Pub & Grill (Mount Pleasant)

 

Beer Menu

Whichcraft Taproom (Midland)

Tavern 101 (Bay City)

 

Brewery

Midland Brewing Co.

(Midland)

Frankenmuth Brewery (Frankenmuth)

 

Dance Bar

Encore,The Nightclub (Mount Pleasant)

 

Happy Hour

Harvey’s Grill & Bar (Saginaw)

Old City Hall Restaurant (Bay City)

 

Hole In The Wall

Jake’s Corner Lounge (Bay City)

Log Cabin Bar & Grill (Freeland)

 

Sports Bar

Big E’s Sports Grill (Midland)

O’s Pub & Grill (Auburn)

 

SWEETS, BITES AND EATS

Bagels

Populace Coffee (Bay City)

Elaine’s Bake Shop (Bay City)

 

Bakery

The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe (Midland/Bay City)

Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop (Mount Pleasant)

 

Bulk Food Store

Beyond Measure Bulk Foods (Midland)

Healthy Habitz 4 LIfe (Frankenmuth)

 

Candy Store

St. Laurent Brothers (Bay City)

Zak & Mac’s Chocolate Haus (Frankenmuth)

 

Cheese Shop

Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (Frankenmuth)

Artigiano Artisan Cheese Shoppe (Bay City)

 

Coffee Shop

Coffee Chaos (Midland)

Live Oak Coffeehouse (Midland /Bay City)

 

Donuts

Elaine’s Bake Shop (Bay City)

Cops & Doughnuts (Clare/Bay City/Mount Pleasant)

 

Deli

Intermission Deli (Saginaw/Bay City)

Max & Emily’s Eatery (Mount  Pleasant)

 

Ice Cream Shop

Mooney’s Ice Cream & Cakes (Saginaw)

Great Lakes Ice Cream Co. (Midland/Saginaw)

 

Pies

Grand Traverse Pie Company (Midland)

Riverside Family Restaurant (Freeland)

 

Wedding Cakes

Mary’s Creative Cakery (Saginaw)

Petit 4 Pastry (Essexville)

 

Wings

Sporty’s Wing Shack & Smokehouse (Pinconning/ Saginaw)

Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus (Frankenmuth)

 

HOME & GARDEN

Builder

Cobblestone Homes (Saginaw)

Greystone Homes (Midland)

 

Designer

Melissa Wahl/Cobblestone Homes (Saginaw)

Kuhn Young Design Group (Bay City)

 

Flooring Store

Valley Carpet (Bay City)

Premier Tile & Stone (Midland)

 

Furniture Store

Prime Brothers Furniture (Bay City)

Art Sample Home (Saginaw)

 

Home Décor Store

Super Cute (Freeland)

My Secret Garden (Bay City)

 

Landscapers

Reder Landscaping (Midland)

Artisans Landscaping & Design (Auburn)

 

Lawn And Garden Store

Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City)

Abele Greenhouse & Garden Center (Saginaw)

 

Lawn Furniture

Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City)

 

Lawn Service

Servinski Sod Service (Midland)

Garpiel Group (Saginaw)

 

Nursery/Greenhouse

Abele Greenhouse & Garden Center (Saginaw)

Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City)

 

Outdoor Décor

Warmbier Farms (Auburn)

Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City)

 

Roofer

Herbert Roofing & Insulation (Saginaw/Midland)

Vondette Roofing (Saginaw)

 

SHOPPING

Boutique

OMONI Boutique (Saginaw/Bay City)

My Secret Garden (Bay City)

 

Bras and Lingerie

Corset Shop Intimates (Saginaw)

 

Bridal Shop

Infinity Bridal (Bay City)

Lola’s Bridal Boutique (Saginaw)

 

Children’s Clothing

Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique (Bay City)

Annie & Oliver’s (Midland)

 

Consignment Store

What Goes Around Comes Around (Midland)

 

Grocery Store

Jack’s Fruit & Meat Market (Midland/Bay City/Saginaw/ Essexville)

Pat’s Food Center (Freeland)

 

Jewelry Store

J.D Jewelers (Midland/Gladwin)

Herman Hiss & Company (Bay City)

 

Menswear

Edward’s Men’s Shop (Saginaw)

Saginaw Suits and Alterations (Saginaw)

 

Party Store

Ideal Party Store (Bay City)

Eastman Party Store (Midland)

 

Prom Shop

Viper Apparel (Bridgeport)

Sempliners Bride & Formal (Bay City)

 

Shoe Store

Runners Athletic Company (Midland/Bay City/Saginaw/ Mount Pleasant)

Circle Quality Shoes (Midland)

 

Thrift Store

Shelterhouse Resale Shop (Midland)

The Cat’s Meow (Bay City/ Essexville)

 

Womenswear

Ferne Boutique (Bay City)

OMONI Boutique (Saginaw/Bay City)

 

SERVICES

Accounting Firm

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants (Saginaw/Midland)

Rehmann (Saginaw/Midland)

 

Attorney

Carol Thomas/Law Office Of Carol Thomas (Saginaw)

Katie Baluha/Katie Marie Law (Freeland)

 

Bank

Chemical Bank

Independent Bank

 

Cleaning Service

ServiceMaster of the Tri-Cities (Midland)

American Maintenance & Cleaning Services (Saginaw)

 

Cosmetic/Spa

Tondue Medical Spa (Bay City)

Glo Skin Spa (Midland)

 

Credit Union

Wildfire Credit Union

Dow Chemical Employees Credit Union

 

Dog Groomer

Pet Pals (Auburn)

The Barking Club (Bay City)

 

Doggy Day Care

Kaybee’s K9 Training & Spa (Bay City)

Poochie’s Pit Stop (Sanford)

 

Dry Cleaner

Clayton Cleaners (Bay City)

State Street Dry Cleaners (Saginaw)

 

Facialist

Angela Cardenas/U Spa & Salon (Freeland)

Jennifer Lehto/Levity Spa & Salon (Saginaw)

 

Florist

Austin’s Flowers & Gifts (Freeland)

Keit’s Flower Shop (Bay City)

 

Hair Salon

Adore Hair and Nail Studio (Saginaw)

A Spencer Gellise Salon (Bay City)

 

HVAC Company

Haertel Heating Company (Bay City)

Wilds Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning (Midland)

 

Massage

Collier Chiropractic (Bay City)

Kehres Health & Chiropractic (Saginaw / Midland / Bay City / Mt. Pleasant)

 

Nail Salon

Attractions Hair & Nail Salon (Bay City)

The Nail Nook (Bay City)

 

Photography Studio

Harbour Light Photography (Auburn)

Warner Photography (Midland)

 

Plumbing

Brubaker Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Fireplaces (Midland)

 

Real Estate Agency

Century 21 Signature Realty (Saginaw/Bay City/Midland/ Frankenmuth)

Modern Realty (Midland)

 

Tattoo Shop

Voodoo Tattoo (Bay City)

Old Town Tattoo (Saginaw)

 

Travel Agency

AAA (Midland/Bay City/ Saginaw/Mount Pleasant)

Circle Travel (Midland)

 

Veterinarian

Veterinary Health Center (Saginaw)

Bay Animal Hospital (Essexville)

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Bike Store

Ray’s Bike Shop (Midland/Bay City/Clare)

Jack’s Bike Shop (Bay City)

 

Chiropractor

Kehres Health & Chiropractor (Saginaw/Midland/Bay City/ Mount Pleasant)

Collier Chiropractic (Bay City)

 

Dance Studio

Extreme Dance Arts (Saginaw)

Bay Valley Academy (Bay City)

 

Dentist

Dr. Chelsea Mason (Bay City)

Ashly Bailey & Kathleen Klonowski Cosmetic + Family Dentistry (Midland)

 

Doctor

Dr. Rajesh Dandamudi (Bay City)

Dr. Jeffrey Potts (Bay City)

 

Gym

Sarah Fechter Fitness (Saginaw)

Pure-NRGY Fitness (Saginaw)

 

Health Food Store

Discount Health Foods (Saginaw/Bay City)

Healthy Habitz 4 Life (Frankemuth)

 

Orthodontist

Copus Orthodontics (Bay City)

Davis & Davis Orthodontics (Midland)

 

Personal Trainer

Sarah Fechter/Sarah Fechter Fitness (Saginaw)

Rwaida Bates/Pure-NRGY Fitness (Saginaw)

 

Pharmacy

Anderson Pharmacy (Bay City)

Glover’s Pharmacy and Gift Shop (Midland)

 

Physical Therapy / Rehabilitation Center

Auburn PT (Auburn / Bay City / Essexville)

Renue Physcial Therapy (Bay City/Saginaw/Midland/ Bridgeport/Freeland)

 

Skin Care

Yonick Plastic Surgery (Midland)

Tondue Medical Spa (Bay City)

 

Yoga Studio

Yoga By Kathryn (Saginaw)

Element 22 (Midland)

 

MUSIC

Instrument Store

Herter Music Center (Bay City)

Phat Cat Guitars (Saginaw)

 

Music Lessons

Upbeat Music Academy (Midland)

Herter Music Center (Bay City)

 

Record Store

Electric Kitsch (Bay City)

Audiogazing (Saginaw)

 

Stereo Shop

The Listening Room (Saginaw)

 

OUTDOORS & ON THE TOWN

Banquet Hall

Horizons Conference Center (Saginaw)

Bavarian Inn Lodge (Frankenmuth)

 

Concert Venue

Dow Event Center (Saginaw)

Temple Theatre (Saginaw)

 

Festival

St. Stan’s Polish Festival (Bay City)

Saginaw’s Greek Festival (Saginaw)

 

Gallery

Studio 23/The Arts Center (Bay City)

Northwood Gallery (Midland)

 

Movie Theater

State Theatre (Bay City)

Court Street Theater (Saginaw)

Museum

Michigan Heroes Museum (Frankenmuth)

Saginaw Art Museum (Saginaw)

 

Park or Trail

Chippewa Nature Center (Midland)

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Canopy Walk (Midland)

 

Performing Center

Midland Center For the Arts (Midland)

Bay City Players (Bay City)

 

Place For A Date

Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth)

Gratzi (Midland)

 

Place To Bike

Pere Marquette Rail Trail (Midland to Clare)

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail (Saginaw to St. Charles)

 

Place To Fish

Saginaw Bay

Linwood Beach Marina

 

Place To Golf

Maple Leaf Golf Course (Linwood)

Apple Mountain (Freeland)

 

Wedding Venue

Apple Mountain (Freeland)

Serendipity Farms Wedding Barn (Blanchard)

 

WHEELS

Auto Detailing Shop

DJ’s Detailing (Saginaw)

High Definition Detailing (Midland)

 

Auto Repair

George’s Auto Repair (Bay City)

All A’s Automotive & Transmission Repair (Midland)

 

Limo Service

Stretch Limo (Saginaw)

Vinny’s Uptown Limousine

(Bay City)

 

New Car Dealer

Garber Automotive Group (Midland/Saginaw/Linwood)

Betten Baker Buick GMC Cadillac (Midland)

 

RV Dealer

Tri City RV (Bay City)

Dolney RV Center (Kawkawlin)

 

Tire Shop

Totten Tire Center (Saginaw/ Birch Run)

Rowleys Tire & Auto Service (Bay City)

 

Used Car Dealer

Serra Automotive Saginaw (Saginaw)

Krapohl Ford and Lincoln (Mount Pleasant)

 

PEOPLE AND PERSONALITIES

Band

Jedi Mind Trip

Steve Armstrong and the 25 Cent Beer Band

 

Bartender

Evan Greskowiak/Lorelei Lounge at Bavarian Inn Lodge (Frankenmuth)

Ben Batzer/Tavern 101 (Bay City)

 

Car Salesperson

Matthew Larson/Labadie Buick GMC (Bay City)

Brent Gromaski/Serra Automotive Saginaw (Saginaw)

 

Club DJ

Joe Fila/Active Entertainment (Saginaw)

 

Financial Advisor

Matthew Starke/Great Lakes Retirement Solutions (Saginaw)

 

Scott Schropp/The Iles Schropp Group (Saginaw)

 

Fixit Guy/Gal

Steve Schuman/SS Schuman LLC Handyman Service (Sanford)

 

Insurance Agent

Brad Martin/State Farm (Auburn)

Alyssa Gulvas/Farm Bureau Insurance (Kawkawlin)

 

Life Coach

Lisa Thompson/Self Love Beauty (Midland)

 

Radio Morning Show

Nate & April/WIOG

Jim Biggins & Jodi K./The Moose

 

Radio Personality

Art Lewis/WSGW

Jodi K./The Moose

 

Restaurateur

Amy Zehnder Grossi/Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth)

Dave Dittenber/Downtown Restaurant Investments (Bay City/Midland)

 

Singer

Melissa Curry

Mandi Layne

 

 

Stylist

Angela Fechter-Counts/Levity Spa & Salon (Saginaw)

Pari Giacoletti/Adore Hair & Nail Studio (Saginaw)

 

TV Meteorologist

Chris Easlick/WNEM

Ahmad Bajjey/WEYI

 

TV News Anchor

David Custer/WNEM

Dave Bondy/WEYI

 

TV Sports Guy/Gal

Jason Fielder/WNEM

Ryan Slocum/WJRT

 

Tattoo Artist

Jason “Goose” Clayton/Old Town Tattoo (Saginaw)

Justin Rodriguez/Voodoo

Tattoo (Bay City)

 

Teacher

Rwaida Bates/Jessie Loomis Elementary (Saginaw)

Jennifer Martin/Mackensen Elementary School (Bay City)

 

 

 

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