Best Of 2017

Best Real Taste of Asia Without Traveling

The tapas-style izakaya plates here are sublime; steamed buns (or hirata) are extraordinarily cloud-like. Plus, ultra-rich tonkotsu broth is a rare, 22-hour labor of love that can't be hurried, and the result is a hedonistic rush. But so is the seafood ramen’s miso-based stock, fragrant with lemongrass and yuzu. Buya’s sense of gastronomic grace reflects the best that Asia has to offer. —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