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BEST OF ROCHESTER '08: Ballot

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BEST OF ROCHESTER 2008!

This one's a monster, and as such, we're doing things a little differently. Now through Friday, September 26, go to rochestercitynewspaper.com and fill out the online primary ballot. Fill in your favorites for at least 40 categories to enter to win some of our humongous prizes:

First Prize: A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame weekend, including admission to the museum, overnight accommodations at the Ritz Carlton Cleveland, and gift cards for the Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland.

Second Prize: $100 gift certificate to Mario's Italian Steakhouse

Third Prize: $40 gift certificate to Urban Essentialz

Then check back with City on Wednesday, October 1, to find out the top four vote-getters competing for your votes in this year's final Best Of ballot.

REMEMBER: We are looking for the best of Greater Rochester. Non-local answers will be ignored.

Go to rochestercitynewspaper.com and click on the Best Of Survey button to vote on these categories:

Food & Drink

Pizza joint

Burger joint

Barbecue joint

Place for breakfast

Fish fry

Wings

Rochester "plate"

Diner

Street meat vendor

New restaurant (since 2007)

Asian restaurant

Italian restaurant

Mexican restaurant

Family restaurant

Sandwich shop

Pub/tavern

Bakery

Ice cream shop

Coffee shop

Bagel shop

Restaurant when someone else is paying

Meal under $10

Bar for beer

Wine list

Cocktail selection

Regional winery

(27)

Shopping

Laundromat

Record store (non-chain)

Bookstore (non-chain)

Place to buy a new car

Place to buy a used car

Auto repair shop

Florist

Spa

Hair salon

Clothing store

Secondhand clothing store

Shoe store

Tattoo parlor

Liquor store

Corner store

Furniture store

Antique store

Nursery/garden store

(18)

Media

Local morning radio show

Sexiest radio voice (male)

Sexiest radio voice (female)

Radio station

Reliable weatherperson

Local TV news station

Local TV news reporter (male)

Local TV news reporter (female)

Website

Commercial for a local business

Local news story of 2008

(11)

Local Color

Politician

Politician in need of slap to the head

Local newsmaker

Neighborhood

Park

Use of public funds

Misuse of public funds

Urban legend

Local scandal

Improvement Rochester needs

(10)

Sports & Rec

Local sports team

Local athlete

Gym

Local race

Bowling alley

Golf course

Hiking spot

Hill to ski/snowboard

Playground

(9)

Arts & Entertainment

Original band

Cover band

Solo musician

Live music venue

Open mic

Local DJ

Music concert of 2007 (name artist/venue)

Theater production of 2007 (name show/theater)

Art gallery/museum

Art show of 2007 (name show/venue)

Movie theater

Dance troupe

Festival

Nightclub

Place to people watch

Kids entertainment

(16)

Love & Sex

Place for a first date

Romantic restaurant

Place to pick up a one-night stand

Straight bar

Gay bar

Strip club

Stripper/exotic dancer

Lingerie shop

Adult bookstore

Outdoor make-out spot

(10)

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