Were you there? Photos from the Best of Rochester 2018 party

CITY Newspaper held its Best of Rochester party in the Village Gate atrium on Tuesday night, October 23. Nominees gathered to celebrate, dance, and mingle while sampling some of the finest food and drink that Rochester has to offer.


BEST BIKE SHOPPark Ave Bike 600 Jay Scutti Boulevard, (585) 427-2110; 3400 Monroe Avenue, (585) 381-3080. parkavebike.com


BEST NEW BAR/CLUB The Spirit Room 139 State Street. (585) 397-7595; facebook.com/TheSpiritRoomRochester


BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUPOut Alliance 100 College Avenue. (585) 244-8640; gayalliance.org


BEST PIZZA Pontillo’s Pizzeria Many area locations. pontillospizza.com

Best of Rochester 2018

Hello, CITY readers. It’s time to reveal the results for Best of Rochester 2018, our own “Showcase Showdown,” if you will. It’s been quite the contest to get this far: More than 12,000 contestants gave us their best and final answers in our Best of Rochester readers’ poll, spanning 100 different categories.

Best Answers

[ OUTTAKES ] BY CITY READERS Off-the-cuff, sometimes off-color responses to our Best of Rochester 2018 Primary Ballot WE’RE AWARE (Best Source of Rochester Pride) “You know it's Wegmans.”


Best Breakfast Sandwich: Fair Pour Café’s 'The Jammy Sammy'


BEST LOCAL ORIGINAL BANDJoywave @joywavemusic; joywavemusic.com Stavo | The Stedwells | Teagan and the Tweeds


Library LEGO Lab @ Penfield Public Library

Library LEGO Lab @ Penfield Public Library

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    • Fri., Feb. 22, 12-10 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 23, 12-10 p.m. $12-$35
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    • Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
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  • "Days of Heaven" (1978) @ Dryden Theatre

    • Fri., March 29, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., April 16, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10
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This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity
If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.” read more ...

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