Best Of 2017

Best Empanadas and Happy Hour
Cathy Salustri

Oh, empanadas, how I love you. When I’m not feeling quite ready to do battle with the infamous I-275 backup at the Gandy exit, I’ll pop over to Besito for happy hour — where there’s super-cheap Empanadas de Hongos stuffed with wild mushrooms, goat cheese and salsa manzana. You get three for $5, so if you’re sharing you have to get two orders. You know, to be fair and all. Did I mention the happy hour margs are only $5 as well?  —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