Best Of 2016

Best it's-hell-gettin'-old
Todd Bates

A popular election-year jab, especially at the presidential level, is to question an opponent’s physical health, thus implying that he or she may die in office and is thus unfit to serve. It’s one of the many lobs Trump’s people have tossed at Clinton, especially after she collapsed at the 9/11 memorial in September. One Trump supporter told The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper he was sure Clinton contracted AIDS from her husband, who probably contracted it from Magic Johnson. But when she took the debate stage later in the month, she was fine — it was Trump who sniffled numerous times throughout the night. Both candidates have released letters from their doctors ensuring good health, though the first of two letters written for Trump was comically bizarre and written under questionable circumstances. —KB

Goods & Services: Tampa Bay businesses that did it right.

Goods & Services

Tampa Bay businesses that did it right.

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST

RUNNERS-UP: Dr. Carrie Graves, Dr. Sandi Carter

BEST ANTIQUE SHOP

RUNNERS-UP: Antiques & Uniques, Blue Moon

BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX
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RUNNERS-UP: AER Apartments, Post SoHo Square Apartments

BEST ART SUPPLY STORE

RUNNERS-UP: Hobby Lobby, Central Art Supply

Best artist who can also make great countertops

Wood wizard Jon Stine is known for crafting beautiful longboards, beer taps and very-high-end custom furniture, but countertops — who knew? When my boyfriend and I went searching for wood countertops that didn’t look like 1985-married ScanDesign, we ran into Stine working in the back room of Anderson Lumber and learned, shockingly, that we could afford him. He added artistic touches — tying together the tones of wood between the high-top and the work surface, carving out space for a mermaid compass rose, and using his power tools to add creative weathering to the cypress — all without calling attention to itself as “art.” Facebook: Stine Custom Woodworks, LLC. —Cathy Salustri

BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP

RUNNERS-UP: Sun Toyota, Reeves Import Motorcars

BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP

RUNNERS-UP: Autoworks of Tampa, Big John’s Brake & Alignment Service

BEST BANK

RUNNERS-UP: Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Suncoast Federal Credit Union