Best of Denver 2021: Readers’ Choice Winners in the Food & Drink Categories


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McDonald’s French fries.

Every year, when people ask why we don’t give more play to the Best of Denver Readers’ Poll winners, that’s our answer. Because invariably, McDonald’s — rather than some independent local restaurant — has turned out to be the readers’ choice in the Best French Fries category. Democracy may be a fine political system, but it’s not the formula for a very tasty menu.

This year’s Best of Denver Readers’ Poll was a particularly vigorous exercise in

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Best of Sarasota 2021: Readers’ Choice

Here’s what you, our faithful readers, had to say about your most favorite experiences in dining, shopping, services, playtime and more. Thanks for voting!

Food & Drink

Netflix & Chill (Best Takeout)

Pacific Rim

Gecko’s Grill & Pub, JPan Sushi & Grill

Frozen Or On the Rocks? (Best Margarita)

Mi Pueblo

TIE: Wicked Cantina and El Melvin Cocina Mexicana, Circo

Get Sauced (Best Italian)

Caragiulos Italian American

Napulé, Mediterraneo

Raw Talent (Best Oysters)

Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB)

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar, Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB)

Roll Call (Best Sushi)

Pacific Rim

JPan Sushi & Grill, Tsunami

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ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS Honours Chef Mingoo Kang of Mingles, Seoul, With Inedit Damm Chefs’ Choice Award

Kang has earned the respect of Asia’s gastronomic leaders through his tireless work expanding the possibilities of Korean cuisine in recent years. His flagship restaurant, Mingles, first appeared on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016 at No.15. As well as earning the Highest New Entry award, it was also named The Best Restaurant in Korea, an honour it has retained for five consecutive years.

Drawing on his culinary heritage, Kang uses jang (a trio of Korean traditional fermented sauces) and seasonal local herbs to capture authentic Korean flavours. While Mingles’ inspired seven-course tasting menu honours traditional hansik (Korean cuisine),

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