2023 Metrodip Awards: Best of the Year

Excitement is in the air. The audience murmurs with anticipation. The 2023 Metrodip Awards are about to be announced. A hush falls over the crowd. The highest honor of Metrodip glory is about to be bestowed upon the nominees and awardees.

This year’s Metrodip Award judges are proud to announce the following best things of 2023 as they have experienced them first-hand. We are pleased to present the most impactful items, experiences, places, and foodles of the year. Enjoy.

Bozzy’s Toy of the Year

Winner Deer Rope Tennis Ball Combo from Michigan
Runners up (Brown) Basketball, Owl Ball, New FOOT ball

Phoebe’s Toy of the Year

Winner Glowing head rattle (from Jessie)
Runners up Shake weight (from Alison), DJ Booth (from Momma), Mr. Ray’s Play Gym (from Yukari)

Baby Gear of the Year

Winner Pack’n Play
Runners up Diaper Bag, Slumber Pod, Baby monitor, Nose Frida, Yoyo stroller, Wipes holder, Subaru Outback Wilderness 2023, Carrier, Sleep Sack, Shusher, Portable White Noise Machine

Wine of the Year

Winner Yes, please!

Beer of the Year

Winner Coors Light
Runners up Bell’s Oberon Ale, Athletic (yellow)

Hike of the Year

Winner Crane Creek Christmas Hike
Runners up Lighthouse Trail to Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park

App of the Year

Winner Little Countdown: Day Planner
Runners up Little Memory: Daily Journal, My Inventory Tracker, Sonato, Huckleberry

Foodles of the Year

Winner Hana Sushi
Runners up Michigan Helen’s Tomatoes/Corn, House of Flavors Ice Cream, Mickey Waffle at Goofy’s Kitchen (Phoebe’s Vote)

Coolmoves Camp of the Year

Winner Gualala Point
Runners up Doran Beach

Run of the Year

Winner SF Turkey Trot, Kids Gobbler Chase
Runners up Napa Sonoma 5K, Rock the Loch

Live Performance of the Year

Winner Death Cab/Postal Service (ended at 9PM 👍💀🚖)
Runners up Ali Wong at the Masonic

Music of the Year

Winner Peggy Gou - It Goes Like (Nanana)
Runners up Burna Boy - I Told Them, Miley Cyrus - Flowers, Shallou - In Touch, Kx5, Severance Soundtrack, Apple Music One, Fred Again.. - NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Caroline Polachek - Desire, I want to turn into you; boygenius - the record

Moving Pictures of the Year

Winner The Bear
Runners up Afterparty, Heredity, Mandalorian, Strange Planet, Bluey, The Mill, Barbie, No Hard Feelings, Ted Lasso Season 3

House of the Year

Winner Conine Clubhouse (donate!)
Runners up Historic Emily Filer House, Salsahouse, MossMoss, Giant Tent