Best Of 2017

Best Gluten-Free Discoveries
Cathy Salustri

I’ve written about these guys and their quiche in my #BecauseGluten column, but they definitely deserve an award for this cake (and, well, all their food, really). One of the delights of Craft Kafé is that 90 percent of the time you can’t tell the food is gluten-free, since the crew does an excellent job milling their own “flour.” The rolo cake is something I’m sad and happy they don’t make more often; sad because it’s yummy, and happy because I don’t have the budget to keep buying larger clothes. The quiche, however, is there every day, and I have no qualms about scarfing it down. In fact, excuse me while I go get some right now... —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