Heather’s guidebook

Heather
Heather’s guidebook

My Favorite Restaurants

Favorite places to get fancy dinner, quick bites, cocktails, beer, coffee, etc.
I worked here for over 3 years. This place is near and dear to my heart. High quality, locally sourced food for a good price. The beer is fantastically done as well. Live music every night, except sundays. They also do brunch!
39 yerel halk öneriyor
Forager Brewery
1005 6th St NW
39 yerel halk öneriyor
I worked here for over 3 years. This place is near and dear to my heart. High quality, locally sourced food for a good price. The beer is fantastically done as well. Live music every night, except sundays. They also do brunch!
I have heard great things about this new restaurant. Go for dinner and grab a Fiddlehead coffee as well to pair with your dessert!
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Cameo
121 N Broadway Ave
8 yerel halk öneriyor
I have heard great things about this new restaurant. Go for dinner and grab a Fiddlehead coffee as well to pair with your dessert!
This is my go to place for a nice sit down dinner with reasonable prices, also they have live music almost every night. Make sure to save room for the peanut butter chocolate mousse cake, it is to die for.
11 yerel halk öneriyor
The Redwood Room
300 1st Ave NW
11 yerel halk öneriyor
This is my go to place for a nice sit down dinner with reasonable prices, also they have live music almost every night. Make sure to save room for the peanut butter chocolate mousse cake, it is to die for.
My good friends own this classy joint, and my good friend and head chef, Jordan Bell, is a phenomenal chef. He makes the best ramen I've ever had. Highly check out this place if you would like a high end dinner with great cocktails and wine selection to pair with your delightfully prepared dinner.
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Bleu Duck Kitchen
14 4th St SW
11 yerel halk öneriyor
My good friends own this classy joint, and my good friend and head chef, Jordan Bell, is a phenomenal chef. He makes the best ramen I've ever had. Highly check out this place if you would like a high end dinner with great cocktails and wine selection to pair with your delightfully prepared dinner.
This brewery is owned by my good friends Dawn and Steve. They are the coolest people you'll meet! Steve makes great beer and they did an amazing job on the atmosphere a well. Love this place! They also have beer togo as well which is always a plus. Though they do not have a kitchen, they do have food trucks that serve DELICIOUS food. Monday's you bring your own food.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Little Thistle Brewing
2031 14th St NW
7 yerel halk öneriyor
This brewery is owned by my good friends Dawn and Steve. They are the coolest people you'll meet! Steve makes great beer and they did an amazing job on the atmosphere a well. Love this place! They also have beer togo as well which is always a plus. Though they do not have a kitchen, they do have food trucks that serve DELICIOUS food. Monday's you bring your own food.
My awesome, long time, friend Andy owns this fine cocktail bar. This is his passion, and it has always been a dream of his to own up his own bar. He has done a fantastic job with the place. Make sure to stop here for a before/after dinner drink, or if you're just thirsty!
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Bitter & Pour
18 3rd St SW
6 yerel halk öneriyor
My awesome, long time, friend Andy owns this fine cocktail bar. This is his passion, and it has always been a dream of his to own up his own bar. He has done a fantastic job with the place. Make sure to stop here for a before/after dinner drink, or if you're just thirsty!
This is a very high end restaurant in the heart of downtown. All the food is fantastic, as well as the pineapple Stoli Doli alcoholic beverage (which I believe they call it something different now, but I still call it Stoli Doli.)
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Chester's Kitchen & Bar
111 S Broadway
30 yerel halk öneriyor
This is a very high end restaurant in the heart of downtown. All the food is fantastic, as well as the pineapple Stoli Doli alcoholic beverage (which I believe they call it something different now, but I still call it Stoli Doli.)
They have A LOT of beer on tap, and their taco Tuesday specials are fantastic. I love the buffalo cheese curds, spicy and extremely salty, as well as the hangover totchos!
13 yerel halk öneriyor
The Tap House
10 3rd St SW
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They have A LOT of beer on tap, and their taco Tuesday specials are fantastic. I love the buffalo cheese curds, spicy and extremely salty, as well as the hangover totchos!
I absolutely love this place for a quick healthy meal. My go to is the chicken divan pita with the rice and horiatiki salad, and I always have to get a cup of the lemon chicken soup.
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Nupa
1035 Civic Center Drive
11 yerel halk öneriyor
I absolutely love this place for a quick healthy meal. My go to is the chicken divan pita with the rice and horiatiki salad, and I always have to get a cup of the lemon chicken soup.
This place is within walking distance from the house. I walk here at least once a week to eat at the little cafe inside. Super simple menu and I love the mango smoothie on a hot day. I usually order the panko crusted chicken sandwich and add muenster cheese on top, they have frank's hot sauce available to turn it into a buffalo chicken sandwich. It's delish!
Dunn Brothers Coffee
120 Elton Hills Dr NW
This place is within walking distance from the house. I walk here at least once a week to eat at the little cafe inside. Super simple menu and I love the mango smoothie on a hot day. I usually order the panko crusted chicken sandwich and add muenster cheese on top, they have frank's hot sauce available to turn it into a buffalo chicken sandwich. It's delish!
If you have a lot of time on your hands, and a car, this is the place to go. Good food, takes time. They also have a lot of options.
Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill
1517 16th St SW
If you have a lot of time on your hands, and a car, this is the place to go. Good food, takes time. They also have a lot of options.
Locally owned and ran. They do a great job, and the staff is great.
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Cafe Steam
315 S Broadway
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Locally owned and ran. They do a great job, and the staff is great.
If you are looking for delicious and simple food, this place is wonderful. They have a spicy mustard sauce that they homemake, which is super great if you have a stuffy nose. It will clear your sinuses right out!
Hunan Garden
1120 7th St NW
If you are looking for delicious and simple food, this place is wonderful. They have a spicy mustard sauce that they homemake, which is super great if you have a stuffy nose. It will clear your sinuses right out!
This place is hands down my favorite on the list. I have been a weekly frequenting customer since I was in high school. Chau knows me by name and always has a iced coffee waiting for me. This is a MUST try while you're in town. My favorite dishes: Lotus Root Salad, Beef Pho, Rice Noodles with Chicken Soup, Hot and Sour Chicken Soup, Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk, Lychee Smoothie. Per my 9 year old niece, best chicken fried rice EVER. Whenever you stop in, make sure to tell Chau and Kennedy that Heather Koblitz says hi! Keep in mind that they are, unfortunately, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
19 yerel halk öneriyor
Pho Chau
1014 North Broadway Avenue
19 yerel halk öneriyor
This place is hands down my favorite on the list. I have been a weekly frequenting customer since I was in high school. Chau knows me by name and always has a iced coffee waiting for me. This is a MUST try while you're in town. My favorite dishes: Lotus Root Salad, Beef Pho, Rice Noodles with Chicken Soup, Hot and Sour Chicken Soup, Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk, Lychee Smoothie. Per my 9 year old niece, best chicken fried rice EVER. Whenever you stop in, make sure to tell Chau and Kennedy that Heather Koblitz says hi! Keep in mind that they are, unfortunately, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Unique tacos and delicious queso! The Flower Child tacos are hands down the best tacos on the menu. I always get 3 of those and a side of chips and queso. The owner is always there, super nice and attentive.
Taco JED
808 Broadway Ave. S
Unique tacos and delicious queso! The Flower Child tacos are hands down the best tacos on the menu. I always get 3 of those and a side of chips and queso. The owner is always there, super nice and attentive.
If you're looking for some quick tasty mexican food, this is a great place.
Taqueria El Sueno
1203 7th St NW
If you're looking for some quick tasty mexican food, this is a great place.
For greasy, hole in the wall BBQ joint this is the place. You have to go to the original location though to get the full experience. I also get the pork place with extra crispy jojo's and fried okra. Their BBQ sauces are all wonderful. I doust my entire plate in it.
John Hardy's BBQ
929 W Frontage Rd
For greasy, hole in the wall BBQ joint this is the place. You have to go to the original location though to get the full experience. I also get the pork place with extra crispy jojo's and fried okra. Their BBQ sauces are all wonderful. I doust my entire plate in it.

Groceries & Such

Where to buy groceries and your daily needs.
This place is super close and convenient, although it is a little on the spendier side, the convenience is awesome. There is also a couple other fun stores and restaurants in the mini mart, as well as a liquor store attached to Silver Lake Foods.
Silver Lake Shopping Center
1500 N Broadway Ave
This place is super close and convenient, although it is a little on the spendier side, the convenience is awesome. There is also a couple other fun stores and restaurants in the mini mart, as well as a liquor store attached to Silver Lake Foods.
This is my favorite grocery store. Organic products, and a great selection. I love their produce, it's always the best selection in the city and it's right downtown.
18 yerel halk öneriyor
People's Food Co-op
519 1st Avenue Southwest
18 yerel halk öneriyor
This is my favorite grocery store. Organic products, and a great selection. I love their produce, it's always the best selection in the city and it's right downtown.
When I can't find something at the co-op, I come here to find the rest of the things I need. Which they also have a small organic section. It is a couple miles from the house. There are multiple locations, I personally enjoy Hy-vee Barlows Plaza.
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Hy-Vee
1315 6th Street Northwest
10 yerel halk öneriyor
When I can't find something at the co-op, I come here to find the rest of the things I need. Which they also have a small organic section. It is a couple miles from the house. There are multiple locations, I personally enjoy Hy-vee Barlows Plaza.

Site Seeing and Hiking

Places and things you should see before you leave.
This is in the downtown area. Especially at night when the fountain is lit up with pretty lights. There are also tons of shops right in the galleria to explore as well.
Peace Plaza
This is in the downtown area. Especially at night when the fountain is lit up with pretty lights. There are also tons of shops right in the galleria to explore as well.
This is a great place to go when there isn't too much snow on the ground, unless you brought the proper attire. There is tons of things to do and see around this park. There is a spot called The Lookout, see if you can find it, you'll know when you are at the top of a hill overlooking some of the city. There is a lot of exploring to do here, make it a whole day of hiking and pack a lunch.
36 yerel halk öneriyor
Quarry Hill Nature Center
2341 Silver Creek Rd NE
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This is a great place to go when there isn't too much snow on the ground, unless you brought the proper attire. There is tons of things to do and see around this park. There is a spot called The Lookout, see if you can find it, you'll know when you are at the top of a hill overlooking some of the city. There is a lot of exploring to do here, make it a whole day of hiking and pack a lunch.
This is a fun little lake for hanging out in the summer. There is a volleyball net, a small park, fishing, swimming and tons of space to lay towels to soak up the sun. People also will go ice fishing here in the winter.
Foster Arend Beach Park
4051 E River Rd NE
This is a fun little lake for hanging out in the summer. There is a volleyball net, a small park, fishing, swimming and tons of space to lay towels to soak up the sun. People also will go ice fishing here in the winter.
There is a pool, skate park, HUGE handicap park, a few trails to walk/bike around the lake, paddle boating, canoeing, etc. Feed the geese if you're brave. This is always a fun spot to take jogs or walk with the family around. Not far from the house at all. I run around the lake in the summer, it's beautiful!
9 yerel halk öneriyor
Silver Lake Park
770 W Silver Lake Dr NE
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There is a pool, skate park, HUGE handicap park, a few trails to walk/bike around the lake, paddle boating, canoeing, etc. Feed the geese if you're brave. This is always a fun spot to take jogs or walk with the family around. Not far from the house at all. I run around the lake in the summer, it's beautiful!
This is a gorgeous building. Even if you aren't here for Mayo, I highly suggest you check it out. If you're lucky there may be someone playing the beautiful piano that echoes through the main room. There is also a small history gallery. Make sure to find the glass blown structures, they are mesmerizing!
Gonda Building
200 1st St SW
This is a gorgeous building. Even if you aren't here for Mayo, I highly suggest you check it out. If you're lucky there may be someone playing the beautiful piano that echoes through the main room. There is also a small history gallery. Make sure to find the glass blown structures, they are mesmerizing!
This is a very old building in downtown. It glows at night and it just beautiful. I would highly check it out. There are also some spots in the building that have history galleries of what was once in the rooms. It's a very fun building to explore if you're in the area.
Plummer Building
100 2nd St SW
This is a very old building in downtown. It glows at night and it just beautiful. I would highly check it out. There are also some spots in the building that have history galleries of what was once in the rooms. It's a very fun building to explore if you're in the area.

Food Scene

I worked at this place since it opened over 3 years ago, until just recently. This place is near and dear to my heart. It is a beer pub that makes their own beer with a farm to table kitchen.
39 yerel halk öneriyor
Forager Brewery
1005 6th St NW
39 yerel halk öneriyor
I worked at this place since it opened over 3 years ago, until just recently. This place is near and dear to my heart. It is a beer pub that makes their own beer with a farm to table kitchen.
This place is very unique. High end food and delicious cocktails, there is also Fiddlehead Coffee served here. It is also a music venue!
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Cameo
121 N Broadway Ave
8 yerel halk öneriyor
This place is very unique. High end food and delicious cocktails, there is also Fiddlehead Coffee served here. It is also a music venue!
The owner was highly involved in the community, so this place if very near and dear to the hearts of many in the community. She strived on serving the best organic and highest quality food. Go for the juice, stay for the food, and return for the atmosphere.
Tonic Juice Bar
1217 2nd St SW
The owner was highly involved in the community, so this place if very near and dear to the hearts of many in the community. She strived on serving the best organic and highest quality food. Go for the juice, stay for the food, and return for the atmosphere.
This place is great for quick and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. The lemon chicken soup is delicious.
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Nupa
1035 Civic Center Drive
11 yerel halk öneriyor
This place is great for quick and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. The lemon chicken soup is delicious.
This is a family owned restaurant that strives on great customer service and even better Vietnamese cuisine that hits the spot. Be sure to try the iced coffee with condensed milk, as well as the pho, it's the best in town.
19 yerel halk öneriyor
Pho Chau
1014 North Broadway Avenue
19 yerel halk öneriyor
This is a family owned restaurant that strives on great customer service and even better Vietnamese cuisine that hits the spot. Be sure to try the iced coffee with condensed milk, as well as the pho, it's the best in town.
This chain coffee shop is unique because they partnered with a local cafe called The Zumbro Cafe. If I am looking for a close, quick bite and coffee, this is my go-to spot.
Dunn Brothers Coffee
120 Elton Hills Dr NW
This chain coffee shop is unique because they partnered with a local cafe called The Zumbro Cafe. If I am looking for a close, quick bite and coffee, this is my go-to spot.
They have some of the best pizza in town, plus they deliver! Try the Pepperoni Supreme, it comes with cream cheese on it. Don't knock it till you try it.
Valentino's
130 Elton Hills Ln NW
They have some of the best pizza in town, plus they deliver! Try the Pepperoni Supreme, it comes with cream cheese on it. Don't knock it till you try it.
The food here is always delicious, it it a little more spendy, but you get what you pay for! This place does it right from the drinks, food down to the peanut butter chocolate mousse cake. It's one of my favorite spots.
11 yerel halk öneriyor
The Redwood Room
300 1st Ave NW
11 yerel halk öneriyor
The food here is always delicious, it it a little more spendy, but you get what you pay for! This place does it right from the drinks, food down to the peanut butter chocolate mousse cake. It's one of my favorite spots.

Drinks & Nightlife

A small speakeasy with delicious cocktails. One of my good friends owns the bar and is very passionate about his cocktails and his business.
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Bitter & Pour
18 3rd St SW
6 yerel halk öneriyor
A small speakeasy with delicious cocktails. One of my good friends owns the bar and is very passionate about his cocktails and his business.
They have a huge of beers on tap, and really great food. The tacos and nachos are some of my favorites.
13 yerel halk öneriyor
The Tap House
10 3rd St SW
13 yerel halk öneriyor
They have a huge of beers on tap, and really great food. The tacos and nachos are some of my favorites.
My friends own this brewery, they are awesome people that make amazing beer! Also, their bathroom wallpaper is out of this world. This is a must visit brewery in Rochester.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Little Thistle Brewing
2031 14th St NW
7 yerel halk öneriyor
My friends own this brewery, they are awesome people that make amazing beer! Also, their bathroom wallpaper is out of this world. This is a must visit brewery in Rochester.
This place usually has great music here on the weekends, and some days during the week.
10 yerel halk öneriyor
The Half Barrel
304 1st Ave SW
10 yerel halk öneriyor
This place usually has great music here on the weekends, and some days during the week.

Parks & Nature

You can wander around the area for hours! Try to find what locals call "the lookout." It's a beautiful look of the city.
36 yerel halk öneriyor
Quarry Hill Nature Center
2341 Silver Creek Rd NE
36 yerel halk öneriyor
You can wander around the area for hours! Try to find what locals call "the lookout." It's a beautiful look of the city.
If you have a car, this is a beautiful place to take the family to. Bring a swimming suit too, they have a small beach/lake you can enjoy. Make sure to hike up top to the lookout tower.
Whitewater State Park Visitor Center
If you have a car, this is a beautiful place to take the family to. Bring a swimming suit too, they have a small beach/lake you can enjoy. Make sure to hike up top to the lookout tower.
This is a place where everyone goes in the summer time to enjoy the cold lake and the warm beach. There is a volleyball net available where people of all ages get games going. In the winter, some will even go ice fishing.
Foster Arend Beach Park
4051 E River Rd NE
This is a place where everyone goes in the summer time to enjoy the cold lake and the warm beach. There is a volleyball net available where people of all ages get games going. In the winter, some will even go ice fishing.

Arts & Culture

This is a fun place to take yoga classes, art classes, etc. The options are endless and my friends teach classes here all the time, plus the owners are awesome!
Canvas & Chardonnay
317 S Broadway
This is a fun place to take yoga classes, art classes, etc. The options are endless and my friends teach classes here all the time, plus the owners are awesome!
This is apart of the clinic, but the building is beautiful and is a must see. There is also a small museum inside, as well as art and sculptures. If you're lucky, you might get the pleasure to watch someone play on the piano. Don't forget to look out for the glass blown structures too!
Gonda Building
200 1st St SW
This is apart of the clinic, but the building is beautiful and is a must see. There is also a small museum inside, as well as art and sculptures. If you're lucky, you might get the pleasure to watch someone play on the piano. Don't forget to look out for the glass blown structures too!