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Recognizing the extraordinary.

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Recognizing the extraordinary.

Meet the
2021 WINNERS

Best Bakery

sunshine state sweets best bakery winner
And the winner is…

Sunshine State Sweets

Location:  Wesley Chapel, FL

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“I love the willingness of the owner to adapt recipes and personalize decadent sweets. The owner is a culinary high school teacher that teaches his students the same honesty, efficacy, and effort he puts into his own desserts. He is constantly creating, imagining, and baking baked goods that never disappoint. He is well known and well loved in our community. He is trustworthy and talented beyond many in the area.”

– Kimberly K

The Runner-Ups:
best bakery first runner up la petite cakery

La Petite Cakery

Location:
Odessa, FL

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best bakery 2nd runner up lil h and b bakery

Lil H&B Bakery

Location:
New Port Richey, FL

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Best Beach For Locals

best beach winner - honeymoon island state park
And the winner is…

Honeymoon Island State Park

Location:  Dunedin, FL

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It’s a hidden gem and not a tourist location so it’s not swamped with people!!

– Casey B.

The Runner-Ups:
best beach 1st runner up - madeira beach

Madeira Beach

Location:
Madeira Beach, FL

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best beach 2nd runner up - pass-a-grille beach

Pass-A-Grille Beach

Location:
St. Pete Beach, FL

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Best Local Attraction

best attraction winner - tampa's riverwalk
And the winner is…

Tampa’s Riverwalk

Location:  Downtown Tampa & Channelside District

“It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with friends, and then end your day having dinner at one of the restaurants along the way. Beautiful views!”

– Stephanie S.

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The Runner-Ups:
best attraction 1st runner up - st pete pier

St. Pete Pier

Location:
800 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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best attraction 2nd runner up - keel farms

Keel Farms

Location:
5202 Thonotosassa Road
Plant City, FL 33565
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best attraction 2nd runner up - the dali museum

Dali Museum

Location:
1 Dali Blvd
St. Petersburg, FL
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Best Local Bar

best bar winner - the saltwater hippie beach bar
And the winner is…

Saltwater Hippie Beach Bar

Location: 15042 Madeira Way Madeira Beach, FL 33708

” I love the Atmosphere, bartenders, location and music.”

– Bill P.

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The Runner-Ups:
best bar 1st runner up - dead bobs

Dead Bob’s

Location:
6716 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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best bar 2nd runner up - starkey barn

Starkey Barn

Location:
3460 Starkey Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
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Best Local Hero

local hero winner - bucified bert
And the winner is…

Bucified Bert

Location:  12311 SR-54 Odessa, FL 33556

“Bucified Bert is a local hero that runs a non-profit in the Tampa area. He is also a SUPER Fan for the bucs that’s in the Hall of Fame as well. Bert is an extremely positive and giving member of the Tampa Bay community. Albert has also worked at News Channel 8 for decades.”

– Julie L.

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The Runner-Ups:
local hero 1st runner up -monica wilson

Monica Wilson

Location:
Carrollwood, FL

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local hero 2nd runner up - Jerrica Keyt

Jerrica Keyt

Location:
Polk County

Best Neighborhood

best neighborhood winner - starkey ranch
And the winner is…

Starkey Ranch

Location:  2500 Heart Pine Ave Odessa, FL 33556

“I love the community. The people. The activities. The landscape. Parks, pools, schools and library all in walking distance.”

– Meredith J.

“It has such an amazing community feel! There are always exciting activities happening, of course with delicious food trucks! Everyone takes their golf carts everywhere which is so fun. I love the people, everyone is so nice! There are soooo many trails to walk, bike, etc. The amenities are amenities that you actually want to use & make you feel like you’re in a resort!”

– Olivia H.

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The Runner-Ups:
best neighborhood 1st runner up - stonegate

Stonegate

Location:
Land O Lakes, FL

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best neighborhood 2nd runner up - hyde park

Hyde Park

Location:
Tampa, FL

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Best School

best school winner - Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School
And the winner is…

Pinellas County Center for the Arts

Location: 850 34th St S St. Petersburg, FL 33711

This school is truly dedicated to the arts, with their state of the art magnet program. Many stars have once called these hallowed halls home including many broadway stars, you tubers, Emmy and grammy award winner all rep the blue and gold and black and white.

-Margot F.

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The Runner-Ups:
best school 1st runner up - Sun Lake High School

Sunlake High School

Location:
100 YMCA Lane
Sebring, FL 33875

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best school 2nd runner up - Oakstead Elementary school

Oakstead Elementary

Location:
19925 Lake Patience Road
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
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Best Taco Spot

best tacos winner - capital tacos
And the winner is…

Capital Tacos

Locations:
119 W. Bloomingdale Avenue Brandon, FL 33511
6765 Land O Lakes Blvd. Land O’Lakes, FL 34638
8530 Ridge Road New Port Richey, FL 34654
8624 US 301 Riverview, FL 33578
27209 State Road 56 Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

They have the most unique and delicious tacos! I have never once been disappointed with my meal at Capital Tacos! They have 2 locations, but they are both small and adorable. You get a great family vibe when you are at both locations. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by one of their locations, you won’t be disappointed!

– Olivia H.

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The Runner-Ups:
best tacos 1st runner up - Zim Zari

Zim Zari

Location:
3230 Little Road
Trinity, FL 34655
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best tacos 2nd runner up - taco bus

Taco Bus

Locations:
Brandon, FL
Clearwater, FL
Lakeland, FL
Lutz, FL
Plant City, FL
Sarasota, FL
Tampa, FL
Treasure Island, FL
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Best 2020 Kitchen Remodel
The Cabbies winners - Best Kitchen Remodel
And the winner is…
Urban Retreat

Location:  Ybor City, FL

Owners Mike & Leslie L. created this gorgeous kitchen in their Ybor City urban retreat during a 2020 remodel. Real Estate agent Dana Parker nominated the couple, who was so proud of what her clients created!

The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Best Kitchen Remodel
Clean & Chic

Location:
New Port Richey, FL

The Cabbies winners - Best Kitchen Remodel
Refined Classic

Location:
Lake Placid, FL

Best Yard Or Curb Appeal
The Cabbies winners - Best Yard / Curb Appeal
And the winner is…
Backyard Oasis

Location:  Palm Harbor, FL

Realtor & homeowner Linda Alexander created this backyard oasis in order to have a place to escape from the daily grind. Who wouldn’t want to sit down and enjoy everything Florida has to offer in this beautiful private sanctuary?

The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Best Yard / Curb Appeal
Key West Home

Location:
Lutz, FL

The Cabbies winners - Best Yard / Curb Appeal
Cute Appeal

Location:
St. Petersburg, FL

Best Micro Brewery
The Cabbies winners - Best Brewery
And the winner is…
Craft Life Brewing

Location:  6810 Tower Dr, Hudson, FL 34667

Looking for a great place to spend a few hours while enjoying some amazing craft brews? Put this spot on your list! Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Tom & Anita, locals have a lot of love for Craft Life. They were nominated by Juliet H. who said, “The beers are superb. They feature local bands and have a food truck nightly.”

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The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Best Brewery
Woven Water
Location:
456 W. Columbus Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

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The Cabbies winners - Best Brewery
Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co
Location:
3632 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.
Valrico, FL

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Best Coffee Shop
The Cabbies winners - Best Coffee Shop
And the winner is…
BAM Bar

Location: 8536 Old County Rd 54 New Port Richey, FL 34653

Cult following, anyone? Owned & operated by a husband and wife team, this local hot spot features delectable food and delicious coffee. Nominator Olivia H. said it has “such a cute atmosphere! Not only do they sell the best coffee, donuts, and bagel sandwiches… but they have a gorgeous selection of flowers too! Such a cool spot in Trinity!”

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The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Best Coffee Shop
Cali Cafe

Location: 
10010 US Hwy 301 South
Riverview, FL 33578

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The Cabbies winners - Best Coffee Shop
Cafe Vino Tinto

Location:
509 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Business To Watch
The Cabbies winners - Business To Watch
And the winner is…
Abela Story + Co

Location:  12311 SR-54 Odessa, FL 33556

There’s nothing better than an inspirational business owner who inspires a loyal fan base! Nominator Casey B. said that owner Carina “is an influencer from top to bottom. She is a small business that is booming and is encouraging so many women around her. She is fierce and doing great things in the retail space.”

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The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Business To Watch
The Living Collective

Location:
Palm Harbor, FL

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The Cabbies winners - Business To Watch
Lockhart’s Seafood Market

Location:
589 Island Dr
Tarpon Springs, FL

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Most Impactful Business
The Cabbies winners - Most Impactful Business
And the winner is…
Eat Right

Location:  1008 N. Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

Talk about making an impact… the Eat Right team has donated thousands of meals to first responders and medical staff since COVID-19 entered our lives. Super fan Krystal J. shared that the dishes are, “healthy, flavorful, nutritious meals that helped fuel these workers when they needed it most.”

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The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Most Impactful Business
West Florida Foster Care Services

Location:
3550 W. Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

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The Cabbies winners - Most Impactful Business
Babe Crafted

Location:
Tampa, FL

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Best Restaurant
The Cabbies winners - Best Restaurant
And the winner is…
Cozy Coffee Cafe

Location:  13312 Telecom Drive Temple Terrace, FL 33637

This restaurant is a favorite of locals and famous for its delicious Cuban sandwiches! Dani B, who nominated them says “They are always doing community based projects including back pack drives, donations for vets, and Christmas gifts for foster teens.”

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The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Best Restaurant
Thyme 2 Dine

Location:
100 YMCA Lane
Sebring, FL 33875

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The Cabbies winners - Best Restaurant
Il Forno

Location:
3615 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

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Cutest Pet
The Cabbies winners - Cutest Pet
And the winner is…
Fallon

Location:  St. Petersburg, FL

This sweet and squirrel obsessed Havanese pup lives with his mama Stephanie and sister Gypsy in St. Pete. We’re pretty sure this cutie is going to be happy to hear he won!

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The Runner-Ups:
The Cabbies winners - Cutest Pet
Diego

Location:
Lutz, FL

The Cabbies winners - Cutest Pet
Hawkeye

Location:
Sebring, FL

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