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BEST OF ROCHESTER '07: Readers' Choices



Chinese Restaurant

Ming's Take Out 1038 S Clinton Ave, 244-0920

Ming's II1132 Monroe Ave, 271-7260

Sushi Restaurant

California Rollin' Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St, 271-8990

California Rollin' II Port of Rochester, 1000 North River St, 271-8920

Italian Restaurant

Mario's Italian Steakhouse2740 Monroe Ave, 271-1111

Middle Eastern Restaurant

Sinbad's Mediterranean Cuisine719 Park Ave, 473-5655

Mexican Restaurant

Salena's MexicanRestaurantVillage Gate, 274 N Goodman St, 256-5980

Indian Restaurant

India House998 S Clinton Ave, 461-0880


Highland Park Diner960 S Clinton Ave, 461-5040

New Restaurant

The Social330 East Ave, 325-2010


Pontillo's Pizzeria Many area locations, pontillospizza.com


Bill Gray's Restaurants Many area locations, billgrays.com


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 99 Court St, 325-7090

Fish Fry

Bill Gray's Restaurants Many area locations, billgrays.com


Jeremiah's Tavern1104 Monroe Ave, 461-1313

Hot Sauce

Country Sweet Chicken & Ribs515 Monroe Ave, 442-1414 | 640 Lake Ave, 458-3500 | 1691 Mt Hope Ave, 244-3200

Steak House

Black & Blue3349 Monroe Ave, 421-8111


Little Bakery89 Charlotte St, 232-4884


Phillips European 26 Corporate Woods, 272-9910

Ice Cream

Abbott's Frozen Custard Many area locations, abbottscustard.com


Boulder Coffee Co. 100 Alexander St, 454-7140


TIE: Bagel Bin Café2600 Elmwood Ave, 461-4475

Balsam Bagels288 N Winton Rd, 482-5080

Sandwich Shop

DiBella's Old Fashioned Submarines Many area locations, dibellas.com

Beer Selection

MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room Many area locations

Wine Selection

Solera Wine Bar647 South Ave, 232-3070

Dive Bar

Marge's Lakeside Inn4909 Culver Rd, 323-1020

Happy Hour

Lux Lounge666 South Ave, 232-9030


Mario's Italian Steakhouse2740 Monroe Ave, 271-1111

Upscale Restaurant

2 Vine24 Winthrop St, 454-8020

Outdoor Patio

Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar 1290 University Ave, 271-5000

Regional Winery

Casa Larga Vineyards2287 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport, 223-4210

Place to Eat at 3 a.m.

Mark's Texas Hots487 Monroe Ave, 473-1563 | 48 Lake Ave, 423-0669

Place to Take the Kids

StrongNationalMuseum of Play1 Manhattan Square, 263-2700

Place to Take Vegetarians

Aladdin's Natural Eatery646 Monroe Ave, 442-5000 | 8 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, 264-9000

Spot to Eat Alone

TIE: Spot Coffee200 East Ave, 613-4600

Café Cibon688 Park Ave, 461-2960

Meal Under $10

John's Tex-MexEatery489 South Ave, 232-5830


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 99 Court St, 325-7090


Place to Find Affordable Gas

Delta Sonic Many area locations, deltasoniccarwash.com


Aldo's Tailor Shop1833 Monroe Ave, 442-6870

Record Store

Record Archive1880 East Ave, 244-1210

Book Store

Brown Bag Bookstore 678 Monroe Ave, 271-3494

Jewelry Store

TIE: Mann's Jewelers2945 Monroe Ave, 271-4000

The Source Fine Jewelers3300 Monroe Ave, 586-9145 | 2147 W Ridge Rd, 225-5445 | 535 W Ridge Rd, 621-6280

Place to Buy a New Car

John Holtz3925 W Henrietta Rd, 334-0880

Place to Buy a Used Car

Dorschel Automotive Group Many area locations, dorschel.com

Honest Auto Repair

TIE: Craig Autometrics Inc.10 Winthrop St, 325-3337

East Avenue Auto1656 East Ave, 271-7610


Arena's Florist Inc.260 East Ave, 454-3720

Hair Salon

World Hair 121 Park Ave, 473-5452 | 571 South Ave, 262-3350

Nail Salon

Star Nails Many area locations

Place to Shop for a Kid's Birthday

Archimage 668 Monroe Ave, 271-2789

Men's Clothing Store

Thread654 South Ave, 232-7110

Women's Clothing Store

Thread654 South Ave, 232-7110

Secondhand Clothing Store

Godiva's653 South Ave, 244-3370

Shoe Store

A Step Apart235 Park Ave, 241-3110

Athletic Store

MedVed Running & Walking Outfitters3400 Monroe Ave, 248-3420

Tattoo Parlor

Love/Hate Tattoo217 1/2 Alexander St, 262-6440

Car Wash

Delta Sonic Many area locations, deltasoniccarwash.com

Liquor Store

Marketview Liquor1100 Jefferson Rd, 427-2480

Organic Food Store

Lori's Natural Foods 900 Jefferson Rd, 424-2323

Furniture Store

Houseworks3450 Winton Pl, 427-7620

Pet Store

Park Ave Pets991 Monroe Ave, 256-0006

Gift Shop

Parkleigh215 Park Ave, 244-4842

Antique Store

Craft Antique Co-Op 3200 W Ridge R, 368-0670


Local Radio Show

"Radio Free Wease" WCMF 96.5 FM

Sexiest Radio Voice (Male)

Brother Wease WCMF 96.5 FM

Sexiest Radio Voice (Female)

Beth Adams WHAM 1180 AM

Radio Station


Reliable Weatherperson

Glenn Johnson WHAM Channel 13

On-Air TV News Team

WHAM Channel 13

TV News Hottie (Male)

Doug Emblidge WHAM Channel 13

TV News Hottie (Female)

Jennifer Johnson WHEC Channel 10

Local Website


Commercial for a Local Business

Fuccillo Hyundai



Mayor Robert Duffy

Politician in Need of a Slap to the Head

CountyExecutive Maggie Brooks

Place to See and Be Seen

Park Avenue




Highland Park

Greater Rochester Bragging Point

George Eastman House 900 East Ave, 271-3361

Use of Public Funds


Misuse of Public Funds

Fast Ferry

Local Celebrity

Philip Seymour Hoffman

View of the City

Cobbs Hill

Place to Mooch Wifi

Spot Coffee200 East Ave, 613-4600

Place to Park Illegally and Not Get Ticketed

Silly to tell

Local Gripe




Del Monte Lodge41 N Main St, Pittsford, 381-990

Sports Team

Rochester Red Wings


Downtown Fitness Club50 Chestnut St, 756-4090

Bowling Alley

Clover Lanes 2750 Monroe Ave, 244-1484

Golf Course

Oak Hill Country Club Kilbourn Rd, 586-1660

Place to Go Camping

LetchworthState Park

Hill to Go Sledding

Cobbs Hill

Hill to Ski/Snowboard


Place to Ice Skate


Cross-Country Skiing Spot

Mendon Ponds

Bingo Hall

Bingo Palace341 E Ridge Rd, 266-7344

Public Pool

GeneseeValleyPark Pool


Durand Eastman


Meigs Street & Linden Avenue

Place to Play Pool

Six Pockets716 E Ridge Rd, 266-1440


Original Band

The Buddhahood

Cover Band

Uncle Plum

Band Name

The Buddhahood

Club to Hear Live Music

Water Street Music Hall 204 N Water St, 325-5600

Place for Karaoke

Flipside Bar & Grill2001 E Main St, 288-3930

Music Concert of 2007

TIE: Bob Dylan

Rochester International Jazz Festival

Rusted Root

Theater Production of 2007

"Monty Python's Spamalot" Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Art Show of 2007


Place to Dig Some Poetry

Writers & Books740 University Ave, 473-2590


Park Avenue Festival

Movie Theater

The Little240 East Ave, 258-0444

Place to Dance

Tilt444 Central Ave, 232-8440

Place to People Watch

Park Avenue

Kids Entertainment

StrongNationalMuseum of Play1 Manhattan Square, 263-2700


Place for a First Date

The Little240 East Ave, 258-0444

Place for a Last Date


Romantic Restaurant

Rooney's Restaurant90 Henrietta St, 442-0444

Place to Pick Up a One-Night Stand

East End

Straight Bar

Lux Lounge666 South Ave, 232-9030


Muther's 40 Union St, 325-6216

Strip Club

Klassy Cat Tavern3800 W Henrietta Rd, 359-8639

Stripper/Exotic Dancer

Peaches Klassy Cat

Hotel for a Rendezvous

Hyatt Regency Rochester 125 E Main St, 546-1234

Adult Bookstore

Show World Adult Videos 1167 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, 424-2580

Outdoor Make-Out Spot

Highland Park

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