Full disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, in that I have received the item being reviewed.
For some time now, I have been an affiliate of LocalEats.com, which highlights, and provides a convenient way to find, some of the best restaurants in cities across the United States and around the world. At this point, their comprehensiveness varies from one city to another, but they're growing, fed in part by bloggers like me and by readers like you.
As part of their ongoing effort to make LocalEats better, they're now offering local gift cards. These can be used at any participating restaurant. For some cities, that means a lot of places to choose from, with the highest concentration in the South.
At the moment, the only Rochester restaurants that are participating in this program are the Tap & Mallet, the Tap & Table, and Mr. Dominic's at the Lake. But it's reasonable to think that the number will grow.
And what is especially good about this program is that the participating restaurants, around the country, have been recommended by locals. So if you, or a gift recipient, travel much, you can use this card with some assurance that you're going to a place where the locals go, not just to some tourist trap or generic restaurant. Nothing against national chains, but when I travel, I want local food. And LocalEats doesn't do national chains.
When I travel, then, I always seek out good local places. If you're the same way, or you know somebody who is, consider picking up a LocalEats gift card. They're available, in a number of conveniently-priced denominations, here.