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Unofficial Compilation of "Best" / "Top" Lists

For handy ease of reference I've tried to compile a list of all the various "best" and "top" lists on this Florida board, focusing on those that have been more heavily contributed to (would be great if this could be made into a "sticky") ->

Best BBQ in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/434501

[Best] Barbeque Tallahassee
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/409033

[Best] Biscayne Boulevard [Miami] Eats
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/473976

Best Breakfast in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/463448

Top Budget Dining in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/475605

Top Burgers in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134563

Best Casual Dining in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/468432

Top Ceviches in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416827

Top Ceviche in South Florida/Keys
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/467763

Top Chinese in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/392961

Best Chinese in South Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/392961

Best Churros in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405018

Best Cuban Food in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/132580

Best Cuban in Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/132277

Best Cuban in St. Pete area
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/427655

Top Deli in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/462899

Best Deviled Crabs in Tampa
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/325368

[Best] Dim Sim in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/132703

[Best] Disney Dining
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/443895

Top Dishes in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/360637

Top "Dive" in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/469786

Top Dogs in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/437284

Best Fish & Chips in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/462687

Best Fried Shrimp in SW Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/430701

[Best] French in Miami/Miami Beach
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/469035

[Best] Gelato in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/132244

[Best] German Food in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/343614

Best Indian in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/418880

Best Indian in Orlando area
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/308131

Best Indian in South Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417297

Top Institutions in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/341403

Top Italian in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/318973

Best Key Lime Pie in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/392961

Best of the Keys
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/456517

Top Late Night Dining in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/379089

Best Lunch in Coral Gables
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/427922

[Top Lunch] Downtown Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/424978

Top Mexican in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134568

Best Mexican in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/132673

Best Mexican in Naples
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/131560

[Best] Authentic Mexican in Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/133343

Best Mexican in Tallahassee
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/409172

[Best] Mexican in Tampa Bay
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/309289

Top Miami Spice
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/427852

Best Organic Produce / Farmers Market in Miami area
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/443316

[Best] Pancakes in Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/372249

Top Pizza in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134565

[Best] Pizza in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/129791

Best Pizza - Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/461771

Best Pizza in Tallahassee
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/394781

Best Pizza in Tampa Bay
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/338005

Top Quick Serve in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/469678

Top Ribs in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/318768

Best Ribs in Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134105

Best Road Food Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/452151

Top Salad in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/318768

[Best] Sandwich Joints in Tampa Bay
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/308131

Top Seafood in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134696

Best Steakhouse in Miami/Miami Beach
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/452138

[Best] Steakhouse Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/440484

Best Sub Shop in Miami
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/424162

Best Sushi in South Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416321

Top Sushi in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/456826

Top Tapas in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/456826

Best Tapas Bar [Miami
]http://www.chowhound.com/topics/454654

Top Thai in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/432126

Best Thai in South Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417439

[Best] Thai in Tampa area
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/133935

Best Vietnamese in Orlando
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/438897

Best Vietnamese South Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/381798

Top Reasonable/Ridiculous Wine Lists in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/390859

Top Wings in Florida
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134779

I'm sure there's some I've missed. Many thanks to Netmover for being the instigator of many of these.

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  1. Wow! Thank you so much!

    1. I agree - thank you very much!

      1. BRAVO!

        For he's a jolly good fellooooooow....which nobody can deny!

        Frodnesor (still trying to get used to that handle) has done it again. Thank YOU and all the other contributers here on the CH FLA board. Lonely days, lonely nights, where would I be without my chowhound! Probably 30 pounds lighter and a whole lot richer! :-)

        Now, if we could only find a way to decipher which places came in as TOP by the number of times they were mentioned in any given post...food for thought.

        1. Wow! You should absolutely make this into a sticky.

          Your Chinese links are to key lime pie though. Don't you hate it when that happens?

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          1. re: Porthos

            Rats! Too late to edit the post, too. The fix ->

            Top Chinese in Florida
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/364755

            Best Chinese in South Florida
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417010

            Best Chinese in Tallahassee
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/425658

            1. re: Porthos

              LOLLLL!!! A little heartless to mess with someone who went through so much trouble for all our benefits.

            2. Great thinking Frod! Now you won't have to answer most of those daily questions about where to go from out of town. You can just point them to this thread whose links will always be up to date. Brillante!

              1. "Some friends and I are coming to South Beach and wanted a place with good food and a cool atmosphere..."

                "I've come down to Tampa from Wisconsin and am looking for a good Cuban sandwich..."

                "Is there anything interesting in Orlando besides the food a amusement parks..."

                All of these questions, and more, can now be referred to this post. Excellent! It's so good I've blogged about it!

                http://spangdish.blogspot.com/2008/01...

                1. Well done, Frodnesor! And thanks to Netmover. This will be incredibly useful. It must have taken a lot of work to compile. Thanks!

                  1. Addition ->

                    Top Vegetarian / Vegan in South Florida
                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/477663

                    1. Adding a couple ->

                      Top Multi-Unit Indies Florida
                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/481400

                      Best Organic Produce - Farmers Market Miami
                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/443316

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                      1. re: Frodnesor

                        how about a "best of" for
                        Caribbean
                        Colombian
                        Peruvian
                        Jamaican
                        Haitian
                        Argentinian
                        Brazilian
                        Nicaraguan
                        Honduran
                        etc.

                        1. re: ankimo

                          Someone needs to start the threads and I'll add them to the list.

                          1. re: Frodnesor

                            The Best Sandwich joints in Tampa Bay is taking me to Best Indian Cuisine in Orlando.

                            1. re: rikkikm

                              That's close enough, no? Here's corrected link for ->

                              Best Sandwich Joints in Tampa Bay
                              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/315837

                              Maybe I need to do a "new and improved" list. If I've missed any good existing threads (I've focused only those that have generated some meaningful responses), let me know here and then in a few days I'll try to do a new list.

                      2. I was on my honeymoon when this happened, so missed it altogether. Talk about industrious. big thanks for this. We definitely need to sticky this, considering we've had another 13 posts screaming "HELLLLP!" and we'll be more likely to remember to update them if we see it up there.

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                          1. re: jmdhsmiami

                            Thanks, not that I was trying to take away from the monumental achievement of cataloguing this thread. Priorities Priorities. I was just as thunderstruck as probably everyon else, mine just came 5 months later

                        1. Should definitely get a sticky!

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                          1. re: Jagg

                            Gotta keep bumping this thread to the front.

                            here's a shortened version of some fav ethnic eats and other...
                            Japanese Sushi -- Matsuri
                            Japanese Izakaya -- Hiro's Yakko San
                            Chinese -- Hong Kong City BBQ
                            Dim Sum -- South Garden
                            Korean -- Myung Ga
                            Thai -- Panya
                            Vietnamese -- Green Papaya
                            Indian -- Mint Leaf
                            Mexican -- Mi Rinconcito Mexicano
                            Cuban -- Puerto Sagua
                            Cuban Bakery -- Ricky's
                            Colombian -- La Moon
                            Honduran -- Honduras Maya
                            Guatemalan -- Antigua Guatemala
                            Nicaraguan -- Fritanga Monimbo
                            Uruguayan -- El Rey Del Chivito
                            Salvadorean -- El Atlakat
                            Peruvian -- Francesco
                            Haitian -- Chef Creole
                            Jamaican -- Cliff's
                            Brazilian -- Boteco
                            Churrascaria -- Porcao
                            Argentinian -- Graziano's
                            Tapas -- Xixon
                            Spanish -- Ideas
                            French -- Cafe Pastis
                            Italian -- Il Gabbiano
                            Italian (regional) -- Sardinia
                            Californian -- Michael's
                            Contemporary -- Michy's
                            Middle Eastern -- Pita Hut
                            Cafe -- Out of the Blue
                            Small Place -- Buena Vista Bistro
                            Crepes -- A La Folie
                            Pizza -- Andiamo
                            Cupcakes -- Buttercream
                            Gelato -- Roma
                            Chocolate -- Romanicos

                            1. re: ankimo

                              Californian-- Michael's? Really? His whole focus is Local!

                              1. re: chevrehead

                                i meant "californian" as focusing-on-local-ingredients style

                                1. re: ankimo

                                  I think Talula is a better choice for Contemporary restaurant than Michy's- I get this New French vibe from Mich'ys menu-

                          2. is there a best of south FL/Ft. Lauderdale steakhouses or something like that?
                            Thanks :)