Traverse Magazine & MyNorth Media celebrated the Best of Northern Michigan at the annual Red Hot Best Party on Thursday, May 21st in downtown Traverse City. This year the 300+ Red Hot Best winners in 101 categories were voted to the top by 15,000+ people—the most voters to date! The party also launched the Red Hot June issue of Traverse Magazine where all 300+ winners are highlighted.

Winners, family members and friends celebrated the best of Northern Michigan with music from Scott Perry of 2Bays DJs. Winners cut it up on the red carpet with a trunk-load of red glam, and got creative with the pop-up Paddle Board model.

Deborah Wyatt Fellows, founder of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and president of MyNorth Media gave thanks to the outstanding work of this year’s winners and was joyfully surprised by the 35th anniversary cake to celebrate the 35th June issue of Traverse Magazine.

Simon Joseph served up his award-winning tacos from the Roaming Harvest food truck, while winners enjoyed a delicious spread from Grandview Catering, and Red Hot ice cream from Moomer’s. Winning beverages were poured including drinks from Short’s Brewing Company, Tandem Ciders, Grand Traverse Distillery, Chateau Chantal and Chateau Grand Traverse.

For a recap of the party, see the Red Hot Best winners pictured below and look for more winners on the Traverse Magazine & MyNorth Media Facebook page.

Get the entire list of winners and some amazing photography + 12 months of Traverse Magazine with the Red Hot Best package—just $27.95 at Cover2



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