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Best 2017

Cheers to these people, places and things that make South Florida so special.

Welcome to Florida Weekly’s Best special section

The is Florida Weekly’s take on some of the best, of course, but also some of the wackiest, most wondrous, obscure, ridiculous and even scandalous people and things that make South Florida such a great place to live.

Many “best of” publications are filled solely with content that’s bought and paid for; that’s not our style at Florida Weekly. Yes, our advertisers — the folks who make this piece of Floridian pulp and history you hold in your hands possible — receive shout-outs from us in these pages. It’s only fair. But the bulk of our Best section has nothing to do with invoices or ballot-box stuffing.

The nonscientific, non-crowd-sourced process by which we choose our Best winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and our Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at.

Herewith, our Best. We had fun doing it, and we hope you have fun reading it.

Here’s to the Best of South Florida 2017.

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