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

B.L.A.C.K. | Metro Justice | Rochester Democratic Socialists of America | Rochester Food Not Bombs

BEST SOURCE OF ROCHESTER PRIDE
Wegmans
Many area locations. wegmans.com

Garbage plates | Genesee Brewery | Out Alliance

BEST LOCAL MEN’S SPORTS TEAM
Red Wings
@rocredwings; redwingsbaseball.com

Amerks | Knighthawks | Rhinos



BEST LOCAL WOMEN’S SPORTS TEAM
Roc Stars (Roc City Roller Derby)
@rocderby; rocderby.com

Lady Lancers | RIT Women’s Hockey | Roc City Camogie

BEST LOCAL RECREATIONAL SPORTS LEAGUE
Kickball League of Rochester
@k_l_o_r; rockickball.net

Roc City Hurling/Camogie | Roc City Roller Derby | Rochester District Soccer League

BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY
Evan Dawson of WXXI
@evandawson; wxxinews.org

Kimberly and Beck | Jeremy Newman | Brother Wease

BEST LOCAL RADIO STATION
92.5 WBEE
@925wbee; wbee.com

90.5 WBER | 104.3 WAYO | 1370 WXXI

BEST LOCAL TV PERSONALITY
Scott Hetsko
@scotthetsko; 13wham.com

Don Alhart | Doug Emblidge | Norma Holland

BEST LOCAL TV NEWS STATION
13WHAM
@13wham; 13wham.com

8 WROC | 10 WHEC | WXXI Television

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE
Lollypop Farm
lollypop.org

The Rochesteriat (therochesteriat.com) | RocWiki (rocwiki.org) | Sir Rocha Says (sirrochasays.com)

BEST LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE
Lollypop Farm
facebook.com/lollypopfarm

Parkleigh (facebook.com/parkleighrochester) | Sir Rocha Says (facebook.com/sirrochasays) | Kevin Williams / Weather by Williams (facebook.com/Kevin-Williams-144495898964304)

BEST LOCAL TWITTER FEED
@therochesteriat

@akachela | @mcfw (Monroe County Fire Wire) | @rachbarnhart

BEST LOCAL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
@explorerochester

@feed_me_with_ur_kush_reloaded | @i.heart.roc | @sirrochasays

BEST LOCAL PODCAST
Food About Town
@stromie; foodabouttown.com

Comedy @ The Carlsoncast | Hate This Podcast | The 259 Show

MOST IMPORTANT LOCAL NEWS STORY OF 2018
Judge Astacio

Parcel 5 | Trevyan Rowe | Louise Slaughter's death

MOST IMPORTANT LOCAL NEWS STORY IGNORED IN 2018
Homelessness

City Hall corruption | Morgan Management | Police accountability

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 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.

    Best Answers

    [ 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.”

    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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