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Old 03-07-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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IMO the Buffalo has better local food. Some of the radio stations in Rochester are terrible, 92.9 for example, 106.5 out of Buffalo is much better. I cannot find anything that has a large enough cluster of shops that can compare to something like Hertel ave in Buffalo. If someone could point one out, that be great, but the density of the shops doesn't seem to be there.
I've always though Rochester had the better food. 4 years of school in Buffalo and I was unimpressed.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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I've always though Rochester had the better food. 4 years of school in Buffalo and I was unimpressed.
IMO think they each have strengths. Beef on Weck, Antoinettas (the ice cream place?), Jim's Steakout, even Mighty Taco as long as you aren't expecting it to be authentic like in Buffalo. Chicken French, Garbage Plates, better choice on ethnic foods and fine dining in Rochester. I'd say wings are a tossup despite being invented in Buffalo.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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I like how Buffalo's great food places go all the way out to the outer burbs... Rochester has some great places in it's outer burbs, but nothing like Buffalo has.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Thank you for all the great feedback. The last Brighton post was very detailed and informative, you should work the tourist board! This definitely gives me increased confidence that I will be making the right decision. Thanks again everyone!
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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IMO think they each have strengths. Beef on Weck, Antoinettas (the ice cream place?), Jim's Steakout, even Mighty Taco as long as you aren't expecting it to be authentic like in Buffalo. Chicken French, Garbage Plates, better choice on ethnic foods and fine dining in Rochester. I'd say wings are a tossup despite being invented in Buffalo.
Jim's Steakout is such a ripoff, and not even that good to top it off. I can't stand the hot dogs they have in Buffalo. Give me a Zweigle's anyday. I thought their pizza was poor. Even the chicken wings were nothing special. The average wing I got in Buffalo was pretty much on par with Rochester. And actually, the best wings I've ever had were in Rochester. (Six Pockets in the Hudson/Titus plaza in Irondequoit. Great wings) Burgers in Rochester are much better with places like Schaller's, Don's Original, Vic & Irv's etc. Country Sweet wings.

I don't know, I just heard so much about Buffalo food prior to going to school there and was extremely underwhelmed.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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IMO think they each have strengths. Beef on Weck, Antoinettas (the ice cream place?), Jim's Steakout, even Mighty Taco as long as you aren't expecting it to be authentic like in Buffalo. Chicken French, Garbage Plates, better choice on ethnic foods and fine dining in Rochester. I'd say wings are a tossup despite being invented in Buffalo.
The chicken french is by far my favorite Rochester food. I found out Jines on Park ave has beef on weck...although they call it something else, beef on keswick or something. Beef on weck is simple to make, great flavor and filling too.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Jim's Steakout is such a ripoff, and not even that good to top it off. I can't stand the hot dogs they have in Buffalo. Give me a Zweigle's anyday. I thought their pizza was poor. Even the chicken wings were nothing special. The average wing I got in Buffalo was pretty much on par with Rochester. And actually, the best wings I've ever had were in Rochester. (Six Pockets in the Hudson/Titus plaza in Irondequoit. Great wings) Burgers in Rochester are much better with places like Schaller's, Don's Original, Vic & Irv's etc. Country Sweet wings.

I don't know, I just heard so much about Buffalo food prior to going to school there and was extremely underwhelmed.
You havn't been to enough wing places in B-lo, because there are alot.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:05 AM
 
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hey OP,
maybe the doesn't meet your criteria, but you should consider one of the small towns outside of Monroe county. My 1st choice would be Geneseo. Lovely little town.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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Jim's Steakout is such a ripoff, and not even that good to top it off. I can't stand the hot dogs they have in Buffalo. Give me a Zweigle's anyday. I thought their pizza was poor. Even the chicken wings were nothing special. The average wing I got in Buffalo was pretty much on par with Rochester. And actually, the best wings I've ever had were in Rochester. (Six Pockets in the Hudson/Titus plaza in Irondequoit. Great wings) Burgers in Rochester are much better with places like Schaller's, Don's Original, Vic & Irv's etc. Country Sweet wings.

I don't know, I just heard so much about Buffalo food prior to going to school there and was extremely underwhelmed.
Maybe it was only at 4am, but I have fond memories of Jim's Steakout.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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I went to University in Geneseo so I know all about how special the town is. Only downside would be the commute into Rochester...
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