Are you new to Rochester, or finally emerging from your shell ready to check out the sights and sounds of the city? Sometimes, finding new places to go and things to see can feel like a bit of an overwhelming task. Here are four options we think you should be aware of in order to be a successful, happy, and well fed citizen.
1. The Public Market
In 2010 this market was named America’s Favorite Farmers Market, and this would surprise no one who has gone and visited the more than 100 vendors serving everything from just picked produce to fresh popped kettle corn. The market is open multiple times a week for your convenience, and is mostly outdoors with a few indoor stalls as well. Rochester Public Market events are something to see. The Food Truck Rodeo, for example, is going on every last Wednesday of the month this summer.
2. The Best Rochester Chinese Food
Like many people, we are of the opinion that knowing the best place for Chinese food is essential knowledge for any local. It’s hard to go wrong with Chen Garden in Brighton, which offers delivery or sit down services. They have the top rating on Urban Spoon, and their salt and pepper squid tentacle comes highly recommended.
3. Find Everything Under the Sun
Whether you are looking for fun weekend events to check out or info on where you can get a Siamese cat, the Craigslist Rochester will be there for you. We’ve been to cities where the online community vibe is lacking, but that is not so here. Just this week you can find information on everything from a free coin show, to employment postings for real estate assistants. Our favorite thing to do, though, is watch Craigslist Rochester viewers duke it out in the Pet section every once in a while.
4. Rochester Memorial Art Gallery
Panicking about where to take your cultured guests during your visit, because you’re fairly sure they won’t appreciate Dinosaur Bar B Que the way they should? Relax, and take them to the Rochester art gallery. They have local artists as well as world famous pieces by Rembrandt, Monet and Gyanyin. Need a little wine and dine to deal with these people? Try Max at the Gallery Tapas Night for half off admission and some yummy treats.
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