Best Of 2021

Best burger joint easily mistaken for a strip club: Bae’s Burgers & Wings

Bae’s Burgers & Wings

With its name, location along Nebraska Avenue north of Busch, and hot-pink neon sign atop blacked-out windows, you could be forgiven for mistaking Bae’s for yet another gentlemen’s club—but step inside and you’ll find a menu with some of the best burgers in town and walls decorated with hundreds of photos illustrating Tampa Bay history shot by longtime Tribune photojournalist Fred Bellet.