Best Of 2005

BEST CRAB RANGOON: Hook’s

Ordinary crab Rangoon features a crab and cream cheese mixture that’s folded into ready-made wonton wrappers (sometimes called “skins”) and then tossed into a vat of hot oil and deep-fried. At Hook’s, the crab, cream cheese and broccoli blend is wrapped in rice paper and lightly fried, giving them the look of crispy spring rolls and the taste of heaven. A delicious prelude to a fine Asian meal. 1210 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-898-4665; 6305 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-4140, www.hookssushi.com.