Best Of 2017

Best Bread and Butter

If you've come to expect free bread as a welcome gift, you may be reluctant to shell out six bucks for it. But RR’s Daily Bread is a whole-grain sourdough wonder. The dark, thick, chewy crust comes from being wood-fired in an Earthstone oven. Meanwhile, its airy open crumb is substantive and tangy — worthy of house-made cultured butter sprinkled with huge flakes of sea salt. It's enough to make a grown man cry; perfection isn't free. —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