Best Of 2017

BEST SUSHI THAT, C'MON, ISN'T SUSHI BUT WHO CARES
Nicole Abbett

Sure, you can get a traditional sushi roll at this charmingly eclectic 600 Block restaurant/hangout/happy hour destination. But the great thing is, so can that friend or date for whom the idea of raw fish wrapped in seaweed is… less than appetizing. They could have tacos or seafood or vegetarian tapas or just a tiki cocktail, or they could be a little adventurous and get a roll based on General Tso’s Chicken or one with “an obscene amount of bacon.” No, it’s probably not technically sushi. Yes, it’s fun and delicious. 661 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-914-8000, thelurestpete.com. —SH

Food & Drink

Food & Drink


Best All-Around Restaurant
Todd Bates


  • Runner Up: Ulele
  • Runner Up: Datz
Best Bagels
Pixabay


  • Runner Up: Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Runner Up: Clearwater Bagels
Best Bakery (Bread)
Pixabay


  • Runner Up: La Segunda Central Bakery
  • Runner Up: Alessi Bakery
Best Bakery (Pastries)
Pixabay
Best Bakery (Pastries)
mazzaro


  • 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