Best Of 2018

Best short rib sharing plate not to share: BLACK TRUFFLE SHORT RIB MELTS at AMERICAN SOCIAL BAR & KITCHEN

Best short rib sharing plate not to share

American Social’s black truffle short rib melts, one shareable selection, is outrageously good. But it’s really a sandwich cut into three ample pieces. Red wine-braised short ribs are shredded and topped with black truffle aioli, melted Gruyère, and potato sticks on golden, crisp sourdough bread. The plate has lingered in my memory for months. I highly recommend not sharing. 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-605-3333, —Jon Palmer Claridge