Best Of 2017

Cathy Salustri

What can I say? I don’t weigh in on these things — they’re too much of a popularity contest — but I heart Jen. It isn’t because she gives me big ol’ calf femurs (of course, that doesn’t hurt) but because this place feels like home. There’s not a Wednesday in the world that doesn’t feel right without it ending with me, chewing on a bone, on that big ol’ floor mural of a compass, and I don’t want it to. She’s sort of my secret crush. Don’t tell anyone, OK? People are so weird about dachshund/human love affairs… —Calypso, CL’s Barketing Director

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Best All-Around Restaurant
Todd Bates

  • Runner Up: Ulele
  • Runner Up: Datz
Best Bagels

  • Runner Up: Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Runner Up: Clearwater Bagels
Best Bakery (Bread)

  • Runner Up: La Segunda Central Bakery
  • Runner Up: Alessi Bakery
Best Bakery (Pastries)
Best Bakery (Pastries)

  • Runner Up: Alessi Bakery
  • Runner Up: Frida's Cafe & Bakery
Best Banh Mi
freshcrackedpepper via Wikimedia Commons

  • Runner Up: Bamboozle Cafe
  • Runner Up: Saigon Deli
Best Bar Crawl
Brew Bus

  • Runner Up: Bar Crawl Nation (St. Pete)
  • Runner Up: Tampa Noles Pub Crawl
Best Bar Food
Courtesy of Dunedin Brewery

  • Runner Up: Engine No. 9
  • Runner Up: Mermaid Tavern