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Locals honored by Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has unveiled the winners of their 2022 Restaurant Awards, which honor the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year’s awards program recognizes 3,169 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 70 countries internationally. Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. Of local interest, 14 restaurants were honored in the metro Detroit area. “Best of Award of Excellence” was given to Prime + Proper, Detroit; The Capital Grille, Troy; The Rugby Grille, Birmingham; and Vertical Detroit, Detroit. “The Award of Excellence” was presented to Bill’s, Bloomfield; Cantoro Trattoria, Plymouth; Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Troy; Fogo de Chão, Troy; Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse, Northville; Morton’s The Steakhouse, Troy; Seasons 52, Troy; Streetside Seafood, Birmingham; Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro, Birmingham; and The Rattlesnake Club, Detroit. The Rugby Grille has achieved the “Best of Award of Excellence” award every year since 2016. Steven Kalczynski, managing director at The Townsend Hotel commented on the Rugby Grille’s honor,  “We are serious about our inventories for our guests and are committed into maintaining a world-class wine list.The staff continually to strive to be a destination for a memorable culinary and wine experience,” he said.


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