Best Of 2017

Best Beach Cocktails

The pack of 13 artisanal cocktails, all named after Pass-a-Grille dogs, is inventive and delicious. Their little friend Furby is represented by a sweet concoction of Bacardi, banana liqueur, cherry brandy and pineapple juice. Namesake Grace (which was not named for the swimming dog named Grace who’s pictured on the wall but another Grace altogether) is a tall glass with a colorful blend of 360 Vodka, lemonade and a kick of lavender-blueberry syrup. The Watson arrives like sunset in a martini glass: Boodles British gin, Aperol, St-Germain and white peach balsamic topped with prosecco to add some welcome fizz. Come and be wowed. —Jon Palmer Claridge

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