Category: Chewing the FAT

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Buffalo Eats Podcast

Hey guys….this week on the Buffalo Eats podcast is me! I took the reasonably short drive out to Buffalo last week to record a Buffalo/Rochester crossover podcast with Donnie Burtless from Buffalo Eats in his studio. Along with some of the big national sites like Serious Eats and (more recently) Eater,...

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Lettuce B Frank at 3 Brothers Winery

I’m always looking for opportunities to go out to food related events for extra website content and to have the chance to be more engaged in the food community around the Rochester area. Along those lines, Dave Potwin from Lettuce B Frank and I were chatting a few weeks ago...

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Food Truck Rodeo 9-25-13

September is almost over and a full year of Food Truck Rodeos have been put in the books. The Rodeos have been a runaway success this year in general and people seem to have really grabbed on to the food trucks as not just a gimmick, but as a legitimate...

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Greentopia Food Truck Rodeo and EcoFest 2013

Rochester is a town that is known for the numerous festivals held throughout the summer months and, even though there are a great number of them, they are embraced as part of the fabric of the community. One of the newest and most ambitious festivals is Greentopia which is now...

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Joe Bean Nexus Nights – Cupping 9/5

Joe Bean Coffee is my go to hang out spot Saturday mornings after we finish up at the Public Market and I’ve tried a wide variety of their coffees with various brewing methods over the past couple of years. I had read about cupping a few years ago during my...

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New Opening – Sultan

Opening last week, Sultan Lebanese Cuisine & Bakery is the newest addition to the revamped Mount Hope Plaza right next to the new Abyssinia that I reviewed a couple weeks ago. Shawarma is the focus of the menu at Sultan and when we went in for dinner they were toward the...

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Buffalo Trip 8-31-13

We usually prefer to use the long Labor Day weekend for travel outside of our area but, due to the rain conditions, our planned Adirondack camping adventure got canceled and we had to scramble to make the best of things. We decided to travel around WNY instead of venturing way...

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Food Truck Rodeo 8-28-13

After missing the July Rodeo due to enjoying myself on vacation, I made my triumphant return Wednesday night primed and ready to eat my heart out. I was excited to see the debuting Meatball Truck Co and do some epic people watching. The setup this Rodeo was improved over the...

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Market Spotlight – First Light

The focus this week on the Food About Town Market Spotlight is on First Light Farm and Creamery out of East Bethany, NY in Genesee County. First Light is a goat dairy farm that works with both goat and cow milks and produces a wide range of products including their...

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Latte Art Throwdown and Truffle Tasting

The end of last week brought me to two food related events; one coffee and one chocolate. I took a drive into the city Thursday evening to see some of Rochester and Buffalo’s best baristas create art on some lattes during the most recent edition of the Latte Art Throwdown...