Best Of 2017

Best Beer and Food Joint East of I-75

When you first take a seat at The Stein & Vine — which uses just three letters, “PUB,” to identify its purpose inside an inconspicuous strip-mall building — you notice it’s a neighborhood haunt with a friendly atmosphere and a stellar craft beer (and wine) list. Once you get a taste of the spread that’s whipped up inside the small kitchen, however, you’re blown away. The chef-inspired eats are as great as the pints — so great that Coppertail Brewing Co. teamed up with owners Ty and Lacey Mathis on its own on-site kitchen. —Chris Fasick

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
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  • 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