Northern Michigan’s Red Hot Best: A few fun and frolicky photos from our Red Hot Best Winners Circle events at Kilwins in Petoskey and Blue Tractor Cook Shop in Traverse City. Thanks to all the 12,532 people who joined in the voting! Discover the winners in all 101 categories in the June issue of Traverse Magazine!

Red Hot Redheads from Impres Salon
Category: Hair Salon and Pedicure

Category: Most Happening Happy Hour

Kristie Basch and Jeremy Evans
Category: High School Drama Coach

Erin Ernst, Boyne Resorts
Categories: Hotel to Stay with Kids and Spa

Melissa Lande and Julie Doyle, Northwestern Michigan College
Category: Cooking Class

Heather Leigh and Josh Garber, KHQ
Category: Radio Morning Team  

Amical Crew
Categories: Waiter (Andrew Hoadley—2nd from left), Lunch Where the Food Is as Good as the Vibe, Restaurant Dessert, Restaurant that Uses Local Foods, Local Chef (Dave Dennison, 2nd from right), Bistro You Want to Bring a Date To, Brunch Spot with Your Night-Before Party Pals. 

Right Brain Brewery
Categories: Local IPA, Locally Brewed Porter. 

Yen Yoga
Category: Yoga/Pilates Studio

Best Teacher Category
Tied for first: Aaron Biggar (pictured, left), Traverse City Central High and Kathy Kroupa, Courtade Elementary, Traverse City. Second: Terri Reisig, Elk Rapids High School. Third: Laura Lockman Powers, Mancelona High School


Congratulations to all our Red Hot Best winners!