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

13 Jun

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

June 2022 |

Part of Wineguys Restaurant Group, Roast & Toast and Palette Bistro win big in the MyNorth Media Red Hot Best awards within the Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Straits region (Emmet and Cheboygan counties). Established nearly 15 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 June 2022 issue. A record-breaking 22,200-plus people voted, sharing more than 63,000 nominations.

#1 Coffee Shop – Roast & Toast

“We take great pride in producing the very best coffee,” shares Ben Walker, Roast & Toast General Manager and Partner. “The #1 Coffee Shop rating is exciting and is a kind 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,” he 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.

#2 Breakfast Spot – Roast & Toast

In addition to offering beans whole and ground for brewing at home, Roast & Toast serves “housemade everything” from breakfast to lunch, from sweets to specialty drinks. “We are thrilled to be voted #2 Breakfast Spot. Breakfast sandwiches made with local ingredients like Plath’s bacon, egg wraps and bowls, plus housemade muffins and scones, make Roast & Toast the perfect place to start your day.

#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 thrilled to be recognized by MyNorth and Traverse voters,” shares Palette Bistro General Manager 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.”

Different Categories – Notable Recognition for City Park Grill

No stranger to awards, City Park Grill has been recognized nationally and locally for everything from America’s Best Biscuit to Best Burger in Petoskey. In 2019, for example, MyNorth voters ranked City Park Grill as #1 Best Petoskey Restaurant. And, in pre-COVID entertainment bliss, City Park Grill was voted Best Place to Hear Live Music by MyNorth readers, too.

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

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.


Palette Bistro and Roast & Toast are part of Wineguys Restaurant Group with sister restaurant, City Park Grill, all located downtown Petoskey. Visit for details.


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