Everyone loves lists. There's just something about searching out the "best" of something, ranking it, and putting it out there for the world to explore (or debate).
A good list can make anyone an expert. For example: Be the first to tell your friends you know where to find the "Best Pizza in Palm Beach County." Head out for a night on the town with our list of "Best Bars for Cocktails." Get your Caribbean fix with the "Best Jamaican Restaurants" list. Or pull up "Best Romantic Restaurants" to execute the perfect first date.
For the ultimate meta list, here is a short list of New Times' best food and drink lists over the years. Now, go out and grub.
5. Best Barbecue Restaurants
When you're hankering for some solid 'cue, it's necessary to consult the professionals to find where to head for the best spare ribs, brisket, and pulled pork — or, here in South Florida, smoked pastrami. This list coves it all, so you never have to wonder where to seek out barbecue again.
4. Best Pho
Perhaps the most popular of the Asian noodle soups outside ramen, pho is Vietnamese comfort food fare at its finest. And South Floridians can't get enough of it. Or, at least, that's what we gleaned after launching this list. Over the past few years, the highly deserving Vietnamese beef soup has grown on South Florida residents. Today, there are dozens of places you can find it, but not all of them do it right. This list represents the best. Like noodle soup? You can also check out our best ramen list here.
3. Best Beers From Each Brewery (Broward and Palm Beach)
There's no question about it: South Florida's craft brewing scene just keeps on growing. If you're the type to suds it up on the weekend, this handy list offers a reference for the best beers found at each brewery according to the brewers themselves, so you can try one from each of the 18 beer-makers in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
2. Best Chefs (Broward County)
It wasn't easy narrowing down the top talent in the kitchen in Broward County. Over the past several years, the talent has exploded. This list represents the best of the old and new, the men and women behind the line preparing the edgiest, trendiest, most mouthwatering fare to be had in South Florida.
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1. Best Sandwiches (Broward County)
We still can't get over how popular this sandwich list from 2014 became. It gained so much traction, the list selections were discussed on a popular local radio station, 97.9 WRMF-FM, during the Kevin, Virginia & Jason Show (KVJ Show). Two years later, these are still some of our favorite sandwiches. Read all about them.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.