Throughout the year, CITY reports on notable players in the Smugtown game, and this poll is your opportunity to tell us who and what should be in the limelight. You have in front of you an expansive look into Rochester’s rich cultural scene, with over 400 recommendations provided by proud locals like yourself. Think of it as a guide that will have you covered from morning ‘till night, with suggestions for everything from the best bagel to the best after-hours hangouts.
The game isn’t over. In fact, it’s just beginning. Now is the perfect time to take a chance on fresh experiences that your city has to offer. Maybe it’s finally time to sample that new restaurant you haven’t been to yet, check out that little-known festival your friends have been raving about, or take your family somewhere different for some weekend fun.
Beyond the final poll results, this issue also has humorous outtakes from readers’ primary ballots, and of course, our annual critics’ picks. This time around, James Brown, Frank De Blase, Kathy Laluk, Adam Lubitow and I cast our votes in alternative categories you can’t find in the poll results, and there are three additional picks you can only read at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
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