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 […]
30 Jul 2014

Southern Exposure Farms Open House

This past Monday I was able to attend the Southern Exposure Farms open house  in the Monroe-Alexander neighborhood on top of the Alexander-Park Garage. My social media had been peppered for months with news and pictures from the development of Rochester’s first organic rooftop farm and images of the fantastic looking veggies it has started to […]
22 Jul 2014

Portland, ME – Duckfat, Coffee and Liquor

The Boston, Mass area has been a frequent target of our weekend driving trips over the last few years. Just inside the outer limits of comfortable after work driving range and a comfortable but interesting metro area to explore. Not to mention that the food scene is fantastic and it definitely doesn’t hurt that I […]
15 Jul 2014

Spring Cleaning – Samba Cafe

Restaurant review spring cleaning! Since starting the blog last year, I have ended up eating and taking pictures at a lot of places I haven’t gotten around to writing about. For someone who wants to tackle everything and go more in depth with the reviews, this has been one of the difficult aspects about being a part […]