Best Of 2017

Best Tableside Cocktail

The server comes tableside and shoves a huge silver funnel into the neck of a clear wine decanter, which holds a mixture of Basil Hayden’s bourbon, cinnamon agave infused in-house, muddled orange and aromatic bitters. Then, after lighting some applewood in a small, cylindrical smoking gun contraption, a long black tube is jammed down the opening to release an aromatic cloud that fills the glass vessel. After a few vigorous swirls, the contents are inverted over a single large cube of ice that barely fits in a lowball tumbler sporting a cinnamon "swizzle" stick. As the smoke settles, the server removes the decanter and a positively sinful Cinn Fashion is complete. You’re not in Kansas anymore. —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