Best Of 2017

Best Comfort Food Bowl

From Macau (a Chinese province with long ties to Portugal) comes "minchi," from the English "mince," indicating Anglophone roots. Fresh ground beef and spicy chorizo bits are in a sweet and savory gravy — which seems part soy, part molasses — plus chunks of potatoes with onion and Basmati rice. The whole thing is topped with a sunny-side-up egg. Break the yolk and watch the egg drip slowly down, then mix it all together into a big bowl of comfort food. —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