13 Oct 2014

F.A.T. Podcast Episode 14 – Havana Cabana

On this episode of the podcast I interviewed Trey Yager from Havana Cabana as a follow up to my recent review in the City Newspaper. City Newspaper Review I had briefly talked to Trey after our second visit to the restaurant before the review came out but this was my first in depth discussion with […]
9 Oct 2014

Branca with the Rochester Pizza Guy

I made my first visit to Branca on a crowded preview night right before they opened to the public. We sat at the bar and were a bit underwhelmed with the pizza but there were definitely aspects to it that made me interested to see how it would progress over time. I waited about a […]
16 Sep 2014

F.A.T. Episode 13 – Ben Woelk from Slow Road

On this very special episode of the Food About Town podcast, Ben Woelk and I spent some time talking about his new venture with the Niagara Wine Trail Winery Trains. Ben and I have been talking about this for a while now and I’m truly excited that this big idea is coming to fruition. The […]
15 Sep 2014

New Opening – Cipolla Romaine Kitchen

I spent some time hanging out with Joseph Cipolla and David Romaine of Cipolla Romaine late last week and I’m excited to bring some news about a new venture that they are working on. Opening in early November, Cipolla Romaine Kitchen will be located in the former Flour City Pasta location in Pittsford and will […]
11 Sep 2014

City Newspaper Review – Havana Cabana

Another Rochester City Newspaper review in and out on the newsstands! This edition covered my visits to Havana Cabana on Alexander Street. This wasn’t a particularly positive review, but I think it fairly covered the food and drinks we ended up having during our visits. I did get some comments on the City Newspaper website […]
27 Aug 2014

F.A.T. Episode 12 – Avvino

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Tim Caschette and I sat down at Avvino restaurant in Brighton for a follow up after my recent City Newspaper review. Tim was a pleasure to hang out with and the food at Avvino was well worth revisiting. We also covered a wide range of food topics […]
14 Aug 2014

New Opening – Branca

The team from The Revelry, one of the hottest new restaurants in Rochester, has been working on a couple of new projects either open or opening in the very near future. The newly renamed Buffalo Proper (prior name Blood & Sand) will be officially opening their doors to the public on Friday 8/15 with Jon Karel […]
6 Aug 2014

City Newspaper Review – Avvino

Another Rochester City Newspaper review in and out on the newsstands! This time I made a couple visits to Avvino in Brighton and ended up really enjoying our meals and the service. I think the review turned out nicely with the wife doing some extra editing before it got published. Good feel and flow to […]
1 Aug 2014

City Newspaper – Breakfast Sandwich Round Up

This Round Up of five different breakfast sandwiches from around the area is the first piece I submitted to the Rochester City Newspaper and it was published in the current edition (week of 7/30) on stands around the city. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out overall and I think it gives some great […]
31 Jul 2014

Food Truck Rodeo 2014-07-30

Another month, another Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market! As always I’ll be recapping any new trucks that pop up, reviews of dishes I sampled and my overall thoughts about this month’s event in the normal format below. New Openings The only new vendor I noticed this month was a small chocolate covered strawberry […]