F.A.T. Podcast Episode 72 – Greek Festival, Previews and Reviews

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, people from the Rochester Greek Festival came over to the studio to talk about the event going on June 1-4. This episode also include me previewing Farmer’s Creekside Tavern and Inn in LeRoy, commenting on some Seneca Lake wineries and talking about Big Ditch brewing’s entry into Rochester.

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Definitely make a trip over to visit the Greek Festival this weekend to try out some of their food made by people who really care about making it the right way. Plenty of options for everyone and we talked through some of the main dishes, drinks and activities you can enjoy.

Very excited to be trying some different things on the podcast so expect to see some more of me discussing all of the food and drink I experience. It’s hard to get the time to write about absolutely everything so this should be a great opportunity to let people know what I’m thinking!

This week has some comments about the exciting new destination restaurant and boutique hotel Farmer’s Creekside Tavern and Inn. I loved our preview dinner that featured some fantastic food and a meticulously selected wine list. I’ll be having GM Chris Grocki and head wine guy Drew Tschappat on the podcast soon to talk wine and the new spot.

I talked through a mini wine tour I took on Seneca Lake including visits to Ravines (balanced and diverse tasting), Fox Run (wide selection for everyone with nice pricing and a great local sourced cafe), Shaw (crafted dry wines with longer aging) and Hermann J Wiemer (beautiful tasting room, well educated tasting assistant and an interesting separation between different grape sources).
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Lastly, I spent a few minutes talking about the preview event held by Big Ditch Brewing over at Genesee Valley Park to celebrate their entry into the Rochester market. Thye threw a hell of a party on a beautiful spring day. Way too much food was served including soft pretzels, a well made Reuben and some crispy IPA infused Buffalo style wings. They also had around 10 beers to try including a full double IPA that I enjoyed and a dry hopped Kolsch that had the most weed aroma I’ve ever seen. Great event and check their products out at Wegmans, AJ’s Beer Warehouse or at Beers of the World.

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