Best Of 2017

Best Cold-Brew Combo

Ever looked up at the words “orange cold brew” on Caffeine’s menu board and thought to yourself, “Hmmm?” Well, no need to wonder any longer. Thankfully, the quintessentially Florida treat — which Nidas Kiuberis, head of coffee and communications for Caffeine, told CL he can’t believe wasn’t dreamt up sooner — delivers all the lovely flavors you’d expect from the beloved citrus, alongside the jolt of goodness that is cold brew, over ice. Seriously, switch it up and order one. —Meaghan Habuda

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