Best Of 2017

David Warner

She’ll take expert care of your canines, as in teeth, but the delightful part about having Anne Sellas as your dental hygienist is how much she cares about your canines, as in dogs. Her enclave in the offices of Dr. Patrick Chase, the excellent St. Petersburg dentist, is distinguished by bulletin boards plastered with named photos of all of her patients’ pet pups, a visual that is lots more soothing than novocain. Plus, she’s full of stories about her own two Labs, Cabo and Tenny, and good if slightly odd advice. For instance, ask her about “popcorn toes” (it has to do with the smell, as she perceives it, of doggie paws) and using dryer sheets as an anti-panic technique for the thunder-shy. For dog lovers, having Anne as your dental hygienist is almost as good as a warm puppy. —David Warner

Goods & Services: Local business is good business.

Misty Thomas of Health Mutt.

Local business is good business.

Sean O'Brien

Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell

Best Acupuncturist

  • Runner Up: Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture
  • Runner Up: A Touch of Wellness
Best Antique Shop

  • Runner Up: Knot on Main Street
  • Runner Up: Dysfunctional Grace

  • Runner Up: Beacon 430 (St. Petersburg)
  • Runner Up: West Park Village (Westchase)

  • Runner Up: Dick Blick/Blick Art Materials
  • Runner Up: Hobby Lobby
Best Auto Dealership

  • Runner Up: Dimmitt Automotive Group
  • Runner Up: Brandon Ford
Best Auto Repair Shop

  • Runner Up: Murray Motive (Oldsmar)
  • Runner Up: Tires Plus (Multiple Locations)
Best Bank

Suncoast Credit Union Website. Convenient local branches, access to thousands of ATMs, exclusive member seminars and sponsored events throughout the community.

  • Runner Up: Bank of America
  • Runner Up: Chase
Best Barber Shop

  • Runner Up: Sapia's Barber Shop
  • Runner Up: Billy's Corner Barber Shop