Best Of 2017

Best Glaze-Covered Goodness

You gotta have one of these. Immediately. Whether you stop by on your way to work one weekday or brave a lengthy line that’s almost out the door on weekends, this fosterer of community known for its top-notch coffee — as much as its support of local art, live music and other creative endeavors — also makes a damn good apple fritter in-house. You’ll want to down Black Crow’s freshly baked, glaze-covered doughnut with tasty bits of apple quickly, but take your time. It’s a good ’un. And if you can’t get down with the fritter for whatever reason (you’re unbelievable, you know that?), there’s always a towering stockpile of sweet and savory pastries on hand — to-die-for spinach and cheese croissants included. —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