Category: Chewing the FAT

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New Opening – Fiamma Centro

The soft open preview of Fiamma Centro starts this week and they are open for business! The new location on Elton Street will be open in the evenings so check out the Facebook page or website for more info on exact hours. I’ve been an immense fan of Fiamma ever since...

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New Opening – Leaf Tea Bar

I’m pleased to let everyone know that today marks the soft opening of Leaf Tea Bar in the South Wedge neighborhood! The starting hours for Tea Bar will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 650 South Ave right next to Thread. For those that haven’t heard the name...

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Fiamma – New Location Preview

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I wrote an actual post for the website that wasn’t a podcast but here we are. I’ve got a few more pieces in the works in addition to 3 interesting podcast episodes in the next few weeks. A couple of beer focused conversations...

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Ugly Duck Coffee Preview

Today I’m pleased to bring a preview post of Rochester’s newest specialty coffee shop, Ugly Duck Coffee! For those that haven’t found their way to Ugly Duck yet, Rory van Grol is a veteran barista who has been running his own pop up espresso based shop around the city since...

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Food Truck Rodeo 2016-04-27

Even after a relatively easy winter, I was ready last Wednesday to go out for the first Food Truck Rodeo of the season. There is an excitement that comes with seeing the new truck concepts in action after all the hard work they put in to get ready for these...

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The Playhouse/Swillburger Preview

We are about to finally get to witness one of the most hyped and contentious restaurant openings of the year. My first sighting was of a highly seared burger in May 2014 and I’ve been closely following the progress of The Playhouse/Swillburger ever since. The last year or so has been...

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Joe Bean Brunch Preview and Parklet

Joe Bean Coffee is hosting an open house tonight from 7p-9p to celebrate the launch of their new food menu that includes brunch offerings for the first time. If you’re not a regular at Joe Bean like I am, you might not know that they have been serving some fantastic...

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F.A.T. Episode 24 – John Vito

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast I sat down in the studio with John Vito, the former owner of O’Bagelo’s and Baked and Carved and the man behind the Food and Stories website. John is a colorful character and one I’ve been excited to talk to for...

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Public Market Rundown Early 05/15

It has been a couple weeks since the last market rundown and I’m overflowing with interesting stuff from the last visits I made to the Public Market. We’ll be touching on some of the newest and freshest produce, cracking into meat and some home cooking and covering a vendor that...

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New Opening – Marty’s Meats on Park

Marty’s Meats has been serving up food to the people of Rochester on their truck for over 2 years and Tuesday marks the opening of their brick and mortar location on Park Ave. I’ve been a fan of the food they have been creating and over the past year or so...