The votes have been counted and the results are in for the BEST in the Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington region! From Wexford to Mason County, here are your 2023 Red Hot Best winners. Explore the region winners below or view our full 2023 RHB list for all winners across Northern Michigan.

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ART GALLERY
1) Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
2) Todd & Brad Reed Photography
3) Art by Mary Case Gallery & Studio

BAKERY
1) The Daily BakeHouse
2) Two Slices
3) 2 The Moon Bakery

BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
1) Filer Credit Union, Manistee
2) Genisys Mortgage Professionals, Cadillac
3) Honor Bank, Bear Lake

BEACH
1) Portage Point Beach
2) Fifth Avenue Beach
3) Ludington State Park Beach

BREAKFAST SPOT
1) Lakeside Café
2) Diner 31
3) After 26 Depot Café

BREWERY
1) North Channel Brewing Co.
2) Clam Lake Beer Co.
3) Ludington Bay Brewing Co.

North Channel Brewing Co. Manistee

Photo by Broadbent Photography

CHIROPRACTOR
1) Edward P. Hybza, DC, Hybza Chiropractic
2) Christa Johnson, DC, Johnson Adult & Pediatric Chiropractic
3) Joshua Switek, DC, Switek Chiropractic

COFFEE SHOP
1) Roasted Cafe
2) Port City Brew
3) Yellow Dog Café

DENTIST
1) Geoffrey Paine, DDS, Water’s Edge Dentistry
2) Blythe A. O’Donnell, DDS, High Tech Dental
3) Layne Godzina, DDS, Honest Dental Solutions

DISC GOLF AREA
1) Ludington School Forest Disc Golf Course
2) Diggins Hill Community Park
3) Udell Rollways Disc Golf

EVENT
1) Manistee Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend
2) Onekama Block Party
3) Bear Lake Days

FINANCIAL SERVICE ADVISOR
1) Nicholas K. Callesen, Callesen Wealth Management
2) Julee Sarto, Executive Wealth Management
3) Jeff Reau, Edward Jones

FLOOR COVERING (TILING, CARPETING, WOOD FLOORING)
1) Haglund’s Floor Covering
2) Harbor Flooring
3) The Home Depot

GYM OR HEALTH STUDIO
1) Manistee Health & Fitness Center
2) EVOLVE Yoga & Fitness
3) NorthStar Fitness

HAPPY HOUR
1) TJ’s Pub
2) Blue Slipper Tavern
3) The Truck Stop

HEATING & COOLING BUSINESS
1) Hopwoods Heating & Cooling
2) Personal Plumbing
3) Lakeshore Mechanical
3) Premier Heating & Cooling Co.

HIKING TRAIL OR AREA
1) Arcadia Dunes: Baldy Trails
2) Ludington State Park
3) Magoon Creek Natural Area

arcadia dunes

Photo by Nate Richardson

HISTORICAL LANDMARK
1) Manistee County Historical Museum
2) Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
3) Father Marquette Memorial Cross

LOCALLY MADE HARD BEVERAGE
1) Northern Star Cider, Northern Natural Cider House & Winery
2) I Scream You Scream Dark Cherry, Starving Artist Brewing Co.
3) Tangelo Dream, Ludington Bay Brewing Co.

LODGING: HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
1) Little River Casino Resort 2) Coyote Crossing Resort
3) Nader’s Motel & Suites

LODGING: NO HOTELS, MOTELS OR RESORTS
1) The Ramsdell Inn
2) Canfield House Bed & Breakfast
3) Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast
3) Dempsey Manor Bed & Breakfast

NONPROFIT
1) Armory Youth Project
2) Manistee County Humane Society
3) Portage Lake Garden Club

OUTDOOR DINING
1) Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar
2) Northern Natural Cider House & Winery
3) Lakeside Charlies

Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar

Photo by Dave Weidner

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
1) Dynamic Physical Therapy, Manistee
2) West Michigan Physical Therapy
3) Dynamic Physical Therapy, Cadillac

PIZZA
1) Big Al’s Pizza
2) G&D Pizza & Party Store 3) Pizza Plus
3) Rosie’s Place

PLACE FOR A WEDDING
1) Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
2) Caberfae Peaks
3) Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

PLACE TO BUY A BOOK
1) Happy Owl Bookshop
2) Horizon Books
3) Book Mark

PLACE TO BUY A GIFT
1) Anchored Designs Boutique
2) MacBeth & Co.
3) The Cozy Company

PLACE TO BUY HOME FURNISHINGS
1) The Cozy Company
2) Wellnested
3) Charming North
3) Comfort Center of Manistee

PLACE TO BUY JEWELRY
1) Wexford Jewelers
2) CC Jewelers of Manistee
3) Roxy’s Rocks

PLACE TO BUY ORGANIC & NATURAL FOODS
1) Z&N Farm
2) Port City Organics
3) Apple Valley Natural Foods

PLACE TO BUY PET ITEMS
1) Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies
2) Family Farm & Home
3) Tractor Supply Co.

PLACE TO GET ACTIVE/ OUTDOOR WEAR & GEAR
1) Snyder’s Shoes
2) The Outpost of Manistee
3) Dunham’s Sports

PLACE TO KAYAK/CANOE/SUP
1) Portage Lake
2) Ludington State Park
3) Little Manistee River

ludington state park

PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG
1) Magoon Creek Natural Area
2) Heritage Nature Trail
3) Buttersville Park

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER
1) Ryan A. Sullivan, MD
2) Maxine Lipon, DO
3) Tania M. LeBaron, MD

PROJECT HANDYPERSON
1) The Fixer Upper Man
2) Schafer Construction Company

REAL ESTATE AGENT
1) Casey Tennant, Lighthouse Realty
2) Gini Pelton, Century 21 Boardwalk
3) Randy Zakrajsek, RE/MAX Bayshore

RESTAURANT
1) The Glenwood
2) 876 Baldwin
3) Timbers Restaurant

SALON
1) Salon 22 Spa
2) Port City Clipper
3) Harold’s Hair Loft

SPOT FOR PICKING (THRIFTING/CONSIGNING)
1) Redeemed Manistee
2) Kott’s Pickin’ Antiques & Home Decor
3) Emmi’s Closet

TEACHER
1) Mandy Butcher, Manton Elementary School
2) Kelsey Kosiboski, Bear Lake Schools
3) Zack Korienek, Ludington Elementary School

THERAPIST/COUNSELOR
1) Derrick Martinez, Manistee Area Public Schools Child and Adolescent Health Center
2) Barbara Edwards, PSY.D.
3) Lighthouse Associates

WINERY
1) Northern Natural Cider House & Winery
2) Cadillac Winery
3) Pere Marquette Winery

WINTER HIKE OR SNOWSHOE TRAIL
1) Ludington State Park
2) Arcadia Dunes: Baldy Trails
3) Orchard Beach State Park

XC SKI TRAIL OR AREA
1) Crystal Mountain
2) Big M
3) Logging Trail, Ludington State Park

Resort Crystal Mountain

Photo by Angela Brown

Photo(s) by Taylor Brown