Best Of 2018

Best Place to Get Your Car Detailed, Chow on Seafood and BBQ, and Get High on Secondhand Smoke

Eat N Wash

2313 W. Church St.

There's a place where you can mess your face and fingers up with saucy smoked ribs and snow crab and shrimp smothered in buttery Creole spice while you wait for your car to be detailed. (Just wash those hands before you get back in the whip.) It's, umm, a joint venture of sorts called Eat N Wash, and the air above this unique West Church Street pit stop is heady with the scents of more than just damn fine Southern-style seafood and barbecue, cleansing agents and car exhaust. Consider this a blunt statement of approval.

Food and Drink: Orlando's best coffee shops, restaurants, food trucks and more

Food and Drink
Best Bakery

1. Valhalla Bakery, valhallabakery.com

2. Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

3. Buttermilk Bakery, buttermilk-bakery.com

Best Barbecue Restaurant

1. 4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4rsmokehouse.com

2. Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa, pigfloyds.com

3. Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ, bubbalous.com

Best Beer for Bands

Namesake beers for local bands at Ten10 Fest

ten10fest.com

Live music at a brewery isn't exactly a new concept, but Ten10 Brewing Co. on Virginia Drive went a step beyond for their Ten10 Fest this past October. In addition to inviting 10 mostly local bands to throw an all-day hootenanny in their back parking lot, they invited five of those bands to brew their own signature suds to serve. From American Party Machine's Fireball cinnamon whiskey-inspired red ale to Fat Night's hibiscus-infused pale ale, the variety of brews gave the festival a little extra local love that we hope to see replicated again.

Best Bloody Mary

1. The Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com

2. Dexter's, dextersorlando.com

3. Maxine's on Shine, maxinesonshine.com

Best Breakfast

1. Keke's Breakfast Cafe, kekes.com

2. Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

3. Briar Patch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com

Best Brunch

1. Santiago's Bodega, santiagosbodega.com

2. Briar Patch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com

3. Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

Best Burger

1. Teak Neighborhood Grill, teakorlando.com

2. Graffiti Junktion, graffitijunktion.com

3. Beth's Burger Bar, bethsburgerbar.com

Best Caribbean Restaurant

1. DaJen Eats, dajeneats.com

2. Caribbean Sunshine Bakery, caribbeansunshinebakery.net

3. Golden Krust, goldenkrust.com

Best Cheap Eats

1. Gringos Locos, gringoslocos.com

2. Black Bean Deli, blackbeandeli.com

3. Yellow Dog Eats, yellowdogeats.com