I don't know if you've seen the lists, but the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press have each named their Top 10 Restaurants of 2010.
Here's the thing: Neither listed a single Rochester or Rochester Hills restaurant!
Bologna, I say!
I know there are plenty of wonderful places to eat in our town. And I know that you know it, too. I want to shine a light on the fabulous cuisine Rochester and Rochester Hills have to offer — and better yet, I want to reward you in the process.
Here's how it will work:
- Post a comment here telling me about your favorite Rochester or Rochester Hills restaurant. You may tell me as much (plead your case) or as little (just tell me the restaurant name) as you like about your choice.
- I know, I know. There are so many great places to eat in our town. So we'll let you comment up to three times (that's three of your favorite restaurants).
- All comments must be posted by midnight Tuesday, Jan. 18, to be counted for the contest.
- One winner will be selected in a random drawing Jan. 19. That winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to his or her favorite Rochester or Rochester Hills restaurant, as detailed in the winning comment.
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. And this wouldn't be a contest without a complete list of official Patch contest rules; you can read them here.
Of course, I have another motive in leading this contest: I want to see which restaurants you think are our town's best. I promise to visit the most-liked restaurant and deem it "Around Town Laura's" choice — because we don't need the big city newspapers telling us where to eat, right?
Bon appetit, Rochester!