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Best Food & Drink 2017 

Best Pizza

Pontillo's Pizzeria. Many area locations. pontillospizza.com

Runners up: Mark's Pizzeria | The Pizza Stop | Salvatore's

Best Burger

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

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

Best Barbecue

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. 99 Court Street. 325-7090; dinosaurbarbque.com

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

Best Wings

Jeremiah's Tavern. Several area locations. jeremiahstavern.com

Runners up: Dinosaur | The Distillery | Windjammers

Best Fish Fry

The Old Toad. 227 Alexander Street. 232-2626; theoldtoad.com

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

Best Place for a Rochester "Plate"

Nick Tahou's Hots. 320 West Main Street. 436-0184; garbageplate.com

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

Best Bagel

Balsam Bagels. 288 North Winton Road. 482-5080; balsambagels.com

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

Best Fried Cakes/Doughnuts

Schutt's Apple Mill. 1063 Plank Road, Webster. 872-2924; schuttsapplemill.com

Runners up: Boxcar | Donuts Delite | Ridge Donut Café

Best Food Cart/Food Truck

Le Petit Poutine. @lepetitpoutine. lepetitpoutine.com

Runners up: Macarollin' | Marty's Meats | The Meatball Truck Co.

Best Diner

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

Runners up: Jay's Diner | Jim's on Main | South Wedge Diner

Best Mexican Restaurant

Salena's. 302 North Goodman Street. 256-5980; salenas.com

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

Best Italian Restaurant

Guido's Pasta Villa. 1313 East Ridge Road. 266-2676; thepastavilla.com

Runners up: Bazil | Fiorella | Osteria Rocco

Best Indian Restaurant

India House. Several area locations. indiahouse.com

Runners up: Amaya | Tandoor of India | Thali of India

Best Mediterranean Restaurant

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

Runners up: Cedar Mediterranean | Sinbad's | Voula's Greek Sweets

Best Caribbean Restaurant

Peppa Pot. 133 Gregory Street. 473-3663; eatatpeppapot.com

Runners up: D'Mangu | Livie's Jamaican Restaurant | Natural Vibes Jerk Hut

Best Asian Restaurant

The King & I. 1455 East Henrietta Road. 427-8090; thekingandithaicuisine.com

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

Best Sushi

California Rollin'. 274 North Goodman Street. 271-8990; californiarollin.com

Runners up: Plum House | Shiki | Wegmans

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Eats

The Owl House. 75 Marshall Street. 360-2920; owlhouserochester.com

Runners up: Aladdin's | The Red Fern | Voula's Greek Sweets

Best Chef

Dan Martello at Restaurant Good Luck (50 Anderson Avenue; 340-6161; restaurantgoodluck.com) and Cure (50 Public Market; 563-7941; curebar.net)

Runners up: Matthew Petrillo (Antonetta's and The Meatball Truck Co.) | Gino Ruggiero (Fiorella) | Joe Zolnierowski (Nosh)

Best Coffee

Java's Café. 16 Gibbs Street. 232-4820; javascafe.com

Runners up: Glen Edith | Joe Bean | Ugly Duck Coffee

Best Barista

Rory Van Grol at Ugly Duck Coffee. 89 Charlotte Street. uglyduckcoffee.com

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

Best Outdoor Dining

Genesee Brew House. 25 Cataract Street. 263-9200; geneseebeer.com

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

Best Cheap Eats

Dogtown. 691 Monroe Avenue. 271-6620; dogtownhots.com

Runners up: Aladdin's | Cedar Mediterranean | John's Tex-Mex

Best New Restaurant

Radio Social. 20 Carlson Road. 244-1484; radio-social.com

Runners up: Branca Midtown | Cedar Mediterranean | The Silver Iguana

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