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Best Food & Drink 2016 


Best Pizza

Mark's Pizzeria. Many area locations.

Runners up: The Pizza Stop | Pontillo's | Salvatore's

Best Burger

Bill Gray's. Many area locations.

Runners up: The Gate House | Restaurant Good Luck | Swillburger

Best Barbecue

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. 99 Court Street, 325-7090,

Runners up: Good Smoke | Sticky Lips | Texas Bar-B-Q Joint

Best Wings

Jeremiah's Tavern. 1104 Monroe Avenue, 461-1313; 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield, 377-2233; 2200 Buffalo Road, Gates, 247-0022;

Runners up: The Distillery | Richmond's Tavern | Windjammers

Best Fish Fry

The Old Toad. 277 Alexander Street, 232-2626,

Runners up: Bill Gray's | Captain Jim's Fish Market | Wegmans

Best Place for a Rochester "Plate"

Nick Tahou's Hots. 320 West Main Street, 436-0184,

Runners up: Dogtown | Henrietta Hots | Mark's Texas Hots

Best Bagel

Balsam Bagels. 288 North Winton Road, 482-5080,

Runners up: Bagel Land | Brownstein's Deli & Bakery | Wegmans

Best Dessert

Cheesy Eddie's. 602 South Avenue, 473-1300,

Runners up: Abbott's | Phillips European Restaurant | Sinful Sweets

Best Food Cart/Food Truck

Le Petit Poutine. @lepetitpoutine;

Runners up: Macarollin' | Marty's Meats | Stingray SushiFushion

Best Diner

Highland Park Diner. 960 South Clinton Avenue, 461-5040

Runners up: James Brown's Place | Jay's Diner | South Wedge Diner

Best Mexican Restaurant

Salena's. 302 North Goodman Street, 256-5980,

Runners up: John's Tex-Mex | La Casa | Monte Alban

Best Italian Restaurant

Mr. Dominic's. 4699 Lake Avenue, 730-5444; 99 South Main Street, Fairport, 598-3988;

Runners up: Fiorella | Guido's Pasta Villa | Osteria Rocco

Best Indian Restaurant

Tandoor of India. 376 Jefferson Road, 427-7080; 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport, 678-9540;

Runners up: Amaya | India House | Thali of India

Best Mediterranean Restaurant

Aladdin's. 646 Monroe Avenue, 442-5000; 8 Schoen Place, Pittsford, 264-9000;

Runners up: Saha Med Grill | Sinbad's | Voula's Greek Sweets

Best Caribbean Restaurant

Havana Cabana. 289 Alexander Street, 232-1333,

Runners up: D'Mangu | Natural Vibes Jerk Hut | Peppa Pot

Best Asian Restaurant

The King & I. 1455 East Henrietta Road, 427-8090,

Runners up: Chen Garden | Flavors of Asia | Han Noodle Bar

Best Sushi

California Rollin'. 274 North Goodman Street, 271-8990; 1000 North River Street, 271-8920; 695 Park Avenue, 355-4066;

Runners up: Plum House | Shiki | Wegmans

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Eats

The Owl House. 75 Marshall Street, 360-2920,

Runners up: The Red Fern | Vive Bistro and Bakery | Voula's Greek Sweets

Best Coffee

Java's Café. 16 Gibbs Street, 232-4820,

Runners up: Fuego | Glen Edith | Joe Bean

Best Barista

Rory Van Grol (Ugly Duck Coffee). 89 Charlotte Street,

Runners up: Tony Colon (Fuego) | Ryan Baker (Glen Edith and Meraki Coffee) | Jessica Stroud Sapia (Café Sasso)

Best Outdoor Dining

Genesee Brew House. 25 Cataract Street, 263-9200,

Runners up: Napa Wood Fired Pizza | The Owl House | TRATA

Best Cheap Eats

Dogtown. 691 Monroe Avenue, 271-6620,

Runners up: Aladdin's | John's Tex-Mex | Mark's Texas Hots

Best New Restaurant

Swillburger. 820 South Clinton Avenue, 442-2442,

Runners up: Fiorella | Nosh | Thai Mii Up

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