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ANNUAL MANUAL '07: Local favorites 

by City Newspaper readers

Each year City Newspaper polls its readers for the annual Best of Rochester issue. And every year hundreds of local residents let us know what they think is tops in food and drink, shopping, local color and more. Below is an edited last of the 2006 results; if you’re new to town, this list is a good place to start your exploration of all things Rochester.

Don’t agree with the results? Sound off yourself when Best of Rochester balloting begins later this year.

FOOD & DRINK:

CHINESE RESTAURANT

Ming’s

1038 South Clinton Avenue, 244-0920

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Mario’s Italian Steakhouse

2740 Monroe Avenue, 271-1111

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

Sinbad’s

719 Park Avenue, 473-5655

DINER

Highland Park Diner

960 South Clinton Avenue, 461-5040

PLACE FOR PIZZA

Chester Cab Pizza

707 Park Avenue, 244-8211

PLACE FOR BURGERS

Bill Gray’s Restaurants

Many area locations

BARBECUE JOINT

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

99 Court Street, 325-7090

FISH FRY

Tie: Bill Gray’s Restaurants

Many area locations

Jeremiah’s Tavern

1104 Monroe Avenue, 461-1313

PLACE FOR WINGS

Jeremiah’s Tavern

1104 Monroe Avenue, 461-1313

HOT SAUCE

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

99 Court Street, 325-7090

BAKERY

The Little Bakery

89 Charlotte Street, 232-4884

COFFEE SHOP

Spot Coffee Rochester Café

200 East Avenue, 613-4600

BEER SELECTION

MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room

Many area locations

WINE LIST

2 Vine

24 Winthrop, 454-6020

DIVE BAR

Marge’s Lakeside Inn

4909 Culver Road, 323-1020

UPSCALE RESTAURANT
2 Vine

24 Winthrop, 454-6020

REGIONAL WINERY

Casa Larga

Turk Hill Road, 223-4210

PLACE TO EAT AT 3 A.M.

Gitsis Texas Hots

600 Monroe Avenue, 271-8260

SHOPPING:

PLACE TO FIND AFFORDABLE GAS

Delta Sonic

Many area locations

TAILOR

Jacobs Tailor Shop

853 Titus Avenue, 342-9128

RECORD SHOP

Record Archive

1880 East Avenue, 244-1210

BOOKSTORE

Brown Bag Bookshop

678 Monroe Avenue, 271-3494

JEWELRY STORE

The Source

Many area locations

PLACE TO BUY A USED CAR

Dorschel Automotive Group

Many area locations

HONEST AUTO REPAIR

East Avenue Auto

1656 East Avenue, 271-7610

FLORIST:

Arena’s Florist Inc.

260 East Avenue, 454-3720

HAIR SALON

World Hair

121 Park Avenue, 473-5452

MEN’S CLOTHING STORE:

A Step Apart

235 Park Avenue, 241-3112

WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE
A Step Apart

235 Park Avenue, 241-3112

SPORTS & RECREATION:

SPA

Del Monte Lodge

41 North Main Street, Pittsford, 381-9900

SPORTS TEAM

Rochester Red Wings

GYM
Rochester Athletic Club

Many area locations

BOWLING ALLEY

Clover Lanes

2750 Monroe Avenue, 244-1484

GOLF COURSE

Oak Hill Country Club

Killbourn Road, 586-1660

PLACE TO GO CAMPING

Letchworth State Park

PLACE TO GO SLEDDING

Cobbs Hill

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING SPOT

Mendon Ponds Park

PUBLIC POOL

Genesee Valley Park

BEACH

Durand-Eastman Beach

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