MyNorth Voters Ranked Wineguys Restaurants Among Top 1 and 2, Again

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MyNorth Voters Ranked Wineguys Restaurants Among Top 1 and 2, Again

June 2023 |


Established nearly 16 years ago, the Red Hot Best awards give MyNorth and Traverse Magazine readers an opportunity to nominate and vote for their Up North favorites “across seven regions and 47 different categories,” according to Traverse Magazine’s MyNorth enewsletter, issue, “230,000+ nominations and votes were cast.”

#1 Coffee Shop – Roast & Toast

For 4 years running, Roast & Toast has received the #1 Coffee Shop designation, with many other 1st and 2nds throughout the contest’s tenure.

“We take great pride in producing the very best coffee,” shares Ben Walker, Roast & Toast General Manager and Partner. “The consistent #1 Coffee Shop rating is exciting and is validation that our fresh, small-batch, house-roasted coffee is definitely appreciated and worth our extra efforts. We take great pride in producing an amazing cup,” Walker adds.

Using carefully selected beans from around the world, “we roast according to bean profile, create blends, and conduct small-batch techniques to maintain a selection of freshly roasted varieties,” Walker shares.

Call 231.347.7767 or visit for more coffee details and a full menu. Roast & Toast is located 309 E Lake Street, downtown Petoskey.

#2 Happy Hour – Palette Bistro

Not the first time on the Red Hot Best winner’s list, Palette Bistro Happy Hour boasts a righteous offering of food and drink deals. Inside overlooking Little Traverse Bay, on the streetside patio or upper deck, guests can close the day and start your evening off with 40% off small plates and $1 off draft beers, plus $5 Cosmopolitan, Margarita, French 75, Manhattan, and select wines by the glass. Housemade small plates include everything from Crab Cakes to Braised Short Rib Rigatoni, from Classic Caesar to stone-fired Margherita Pizza.


“We are, again, thrilled to be recognized by MyNorth and Traverse voters,” shares Palette Bistro General Manager and Wineguys Restaurant Group Partner Joe Keedy. “Our Happy Hour has always been popular amongst locals, the business community, seasonal residents and vacationing guests,” Keedy adds. “It’s special to be recognized.”

Located at 321 Bay Street, Palette Bistro serves lunch, weekend brunch and dinner. Visit for a full menu and details about revolving artwork by regional artisans. Call 231.348.3321 for more information, reservations and to inquire about catering and private function spaces.


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