Best Of 2018

Best shrimp appetizer: SHRIMP TOAST at PAUL’S LANDING

Best shrimp appetizer

The shrimp toast appetizer with avocado and pickled veggies is an essential choice. It takes your palate on a dance worthy of Fred and Ginger. Great dishes tease your eyes and then surprise your taste buds. This is a master class in synchronicity of ingredients — each thoughtfully chosen, perfectly prepared and carefully balanced. The combo of textures and flavors is exhilarating. The Vinoy, 501 5th Ave. NE, St., Petersburg. 727-824-8007. —Jon Palmer Claridge