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[ OUTTAKES ] BY CITY READERS
Off-the-cuff, sometimes off-color responses to our Best of Rochester 2018 Primary Ballot

WE’RE AWARE
(Best Source of Rochester Pride) “You know it's Wegmans.”

HAVE YOU TRIED WEGMANS?
(Best Place to Meet Singles) “I DON’T KNOW! Please tell me!”

LET US DRINK IN PEACE!
(Best Regional Brewery) “Beer is gross and Rochester needs to calm the fuck down.”
(Best Regional Distillery) “Everything tastes like corn, please try harder.”
(Best Bar for Craft Cocktails) “Cocktails are dead. Don’t tell though, I need that money.”

THE NAME GAME
(Best Local TV Personality) “Ashlee Dorzbacher”; “Ashley Doberhoiser”; “Ashley Doberhauser”; “Ashley Doerenbacher”; “Ashley Doersbacher”; “Ashley Doesrbacher”; Ashley Dorhzbacher”; “Ashley Dorsczbacher.” Sympathies to Ashley Doerzbacher of 13WHAM.

IT’S MY PARTY
(Best Place to Go Dance)
“The graves of those who wronged me.”
“The laser room at the Strong Museum...toddlers DGAF”



YOU CAN DO BETTER
(Best Place to Meet Singles) “In Hell”; “Home Depot.”

YA BURNT!
(Best Winery) “Nextdoor.com. Seriously instead of being whiners on the app, people need to get up and get involved to make change happen.”
(Best Salon) “OH MY GOD HOW DOES ROCHESTER SUPPORT SO MANY SALONS, BUT I NEVER SEE GOOD HAIRSTYLES AROUND TOWN!”

SO, NOT TAHOU’S?
(Best Place for a Rochester Plate) “Gross. No.”; “Oh God why would you?”; “None. Ever.”; “Yeah, right, haha!”; “Yuck.”

MAYBE FOR TED NUGENT
(Best Live Music Venue, Arena/Large Venue) “CPAC”

PIERCING NOSTALGIA
(Best Piercer) “Lindsay Lohan, The Parent Trap”

A CAREER DOWN THE DRAIN
(Best Local Solo Musician) “Me in the shower”

FAMILY TRIP, BUMMER EDITION
(Best Local Family-Friendly Attraction) “The polluted shores of Lake Ontario”

In This Guide...

    Were you there? Photos from the Best of Rochester 2018 party

    CITY Newspaper held its Best of Rochester party in the Village Gate atrium on Tuesday night, October 23. Nominees gathered to celebrate, dance, and mingle while sampling some of the finest food and drink that Rochester has to offer.

    BEST GOODS AND SERVICES

    BEST BIKE SHOPPark Ave Bike 600 Jay Scutti Boulevard, (585) 427-2110; 3400 Monroe Avenue, (585) 381-3080. parkavebike.com

    BEST NIGHTLIFE

    BEST NEW BAR/CLUB The Spirit Room 139 State Street. (585) 397-7595; facebook.com/TheSpiritRoomRochester

    BEST LOCAL COLOR

    BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUPOut Alliance 100 College Avenue. (585) 244-8640; gayalliance.org

    BEST FOOD & DRINK

    BEST PIZZA Pontillo’s Pizzeria Many area locations. pontillospizza.com

    Best of Rochester 2018

    Hello, CITY readers. It’s time to reveal the results for Best of Rochester 2018, our own “Showcase Showdown,” if you will. It’s been quite the contest to get this far: More than 12,000 contestants gave us their best and final answers in our Best of Rochester readers’ poll, spanning 100 different categories.

    CRITICS' PICKS

    Best Breakfast Sandwich: Fair Pour Café’s 'The Jammy Sammy'

    BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    BEST LOCAL ORIGINAL BANDJoywave @joywavemusic; joywavemusic.com Stavo | The Stedwells | Teagan and the Tweeds

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