Best Of 2017

Best Vegan Barbecue Sandwich We Forgot
Meaghan Habuda

CL highlighted another vegan barbecue ’wich as part of our 50 Best Sandwiches spread in this year’s Food Issue, but we haven’t forgotten about the one that Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe whips up for Soul Food Sundays. The Seminole Heights food spot’s popular SFS brunch menu gives diners a weekly helping of the Vegan BBQ Sammy, which piles a simple combo — sautéed portabella, tofu and barbecue sauce — on a no-frills bun that’s worth braving the line for. —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