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Brought to you by Detroitisit, the Detroitisit food awards connects Detroit foodies and food lovers to food spots while highlighting the best of what each location does which is to feed, excite, and bring us together.

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Produced by Detroitisit, a news media platform focused on people, places, and events that make Detroit “IT”

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A bi-annual food awards program on helping to build visibility for small to mid size food purveyors, makers, vendors, establishments in and around the city of Detroit.

Pick Your Favorite!

Whether your nomination is a cozy neighborhood spot you’ve been frequenting for years, or a trendy new restaurant that’s just opened – let us know and we’ll make sure to share it with our audience to give these establishments the love they deserve!

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Season 1

Detroit is turning into a foodie mecca! Thanks to all the hard working entrepreneurs, chefs, start ups, new owners, and established names in the business. We want to hear from you as you nominated Season 1 of your favorite Best Fine Dining, Best Sweet Spot, and Best Entertainment. Please share so we can share!

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Best Fine Dining

It’s a special meal and you are looking for a special place, what fine dining establishment always gets you just a bit more excited? Ready to make that extra little splurge on a great tasting menu?

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Best Sweet Spot

Love to satisfy our sweet cravings? Maybe with a pie? Cookies? Cake? Candy? Where do you go to buy your dessert for after dinner or to bring home for your dinner party, or when you just want a little treat?

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Best Entertainment

There’s no lack of great places with live entertainment in the city! Whether it’s music, comedy, theater clubs – we want to know where you love to experience the best entertainment, while you enjoy a cocktail or meal.


Season 2

You know how you have your favorite go-to bar? Your favorite on-the-go pick up spot for lunch? Or that place you love to go because you love the way you are treated there and the service is out of this world? Well, tell us who they are!

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Best Service

Where do you go that you always know you will be warmly received, or the host or server behind the bar knows your name? Where are you the happiest from when you arrive to when you leave thanks to great service?

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Best On-The-Go

Where do you love to go when you’re in a hurry to pick up something fresh, well priced, tasty, and well served? For those times you need a little pick me up but don’t have the time to sit and eat? Whether it’s for breakfast, a snack, lunch, or an carry-out dinner, what's your favorite spot?

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Best Bar

Why do we love a great bar scene so much? It’s because it’s that one place that just makes you feel so great after a long day, or for the best date with friends. Your nomination could be the best bar design, the best drink selection, or the vibe you feel there!

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Don’t Wait to Nominate!

Nominate your Detroit food favorites and we’ll share throughout the year! The DII Food Awards winner will be marketed and shared to the Detroitisit audience so that we can all help them to grow their business. They grow, we all succeed! Winners will be announced through Detroitisit social and newsletter online 2x a year.

Your nomination will help build visibility
for small to mid-sized businesses in the city.