A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, New Times began a search for the best South Florida has to offer. In this distant past, there was lots of beach time and not much else. Our first Best of Broward/Palm Beach ® issue gave the people hope. They discovered good places to eat brunch, to grow like Jabba the Hutt, to walk their mighty canines in the manner of Chewbacca, and to quaff their Jawa beer.
Now, the sunshine strikes back. New Times has explored the farthest-flung corners of Broward and Palm Beach counties, hung in the sketchiest bars this side of the Mos Eisley Cantina, and tasted dishes that would make even droids drool, all so we could bring you more than 200 winners.
You’ll find intel even the Imperial Guard couldn’t turn up, like the best place to pick up single men, a great restaurant where your dog can join you for lunch, and where to snag free paddleboarding lessons. You can also scope our picks for the year’s top politician, most entertaining Tweeter, and best visual artist.
We’re not the only explorers staking their claim either. More than 2,000 readers cast ballots in our annual Best of Broward/Palm Beach Readers’ Poll, helping Paul Castronovo win in a runaway for Best Radio Personality, nudging the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale past the Norton for Best Museum, and crowning Rok:Brgr as the top burger in town. So dive in and check out something new. May the force be with you, South Florida.