Best Of 2017

Cathy Salustri

I’ve spent the year dealing with a celiac diagnosis, and one of the things I’ve had to learn not to hate to do is ask about gluten every time I want to try a new dish. At Brew Bus, that request brought out the chef, Max Sherard, who simply asked me what I didn’t like to eat (other than scrapple, there really isn’t anything) and came back with one of the most delicious invented-on-the-spot things I could have ever imagined. Kudos for his creativity and willingness to make me something tasty and filling, as opposed to, “Well, you can always get a salad, sans dressing and croutons.” —Cathy Salustri

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