Category: Reviews

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The Workshop – An Exploration of Grain

When I started this website, part of the goal was to find the cool things that chefs and restaurants were doing to elevate food and engage both the mind and the stomach in creative ways. To achieve that I started following Buffalo Eats, my Buffalo based food blog compatriot, to...

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Mr. Mini Mirai Corn – Harris Seeds

This review is going to be something a little bit different than the normal restaurant review or event recap I have been writing the last few months. For the first time on Food About Town, a company contacted me to provide a product, corn in this case, for the purposes...

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Don’s Original – Seabreeze

What would summer be without at least one trip up to Seabreeze? Well in my case, I got the chance to have one visit for a wedding celebration a few weeks back and one more recently with my parents for a late lunch at Don’s Original right near the water....

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Speed Round – Taqueria Monte Alban

On our way home from our Buffalo experiences Saturday over Labor Day weekend we made a stop off in Medina to try one of the very few true taquerias in the WNY area. Taqueria Monte Alban is located on Rt 31 in a permanent trailer next to the affiliated Mexican...

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Abyssinia

The Ethiopian restaurants around Rochester have been in flux the last year or so. When I first started learning about the cuisine, Abyssinia was the only game in town and a visit for my friend’s birthday was my first experience only having heard of the berbere spice blend and seasoned...

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BC’s Chicken Coop

For whatever reason, I tend to head toward the Asian or Latin cuisines when I’m hunting for comfort foods instead of the traditional American versions. My guess is that they all seem exotic to someone who grew up in a white bread suburb unlike dishes like fried chicken that got...

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Speed Round – Young’s Korean

Even considering the almost obscure location of Sodam Korean restaurant near Lori’s Natural Foods, Young’s Korean is even more out of the way over on Mushroom Blvd basically behind the Christmas Tree Shops in a non-descript office park. Unless you are looking for it, there is basically no way you...

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Atlas Eats

During a fine evening out for some trivia at ROC Brewing, Paul Vroman from Brick N Motor told me about a restaurant that was just about to open in Irondequoit he promised would be making not only high level baked goods but also serving prix fixe menu dinners to a...

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Speed Round – El Jibarito

On a recent hunt during lunch time for some comforting food, I ran across El Jibarito on my way toward one of my regular haunts and figured I’d give it a shot. I really enjoy a number of the Puerto Rican/Dominican places I’ve been to around Rochester and I was...

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The Revelry

The last year has brought Rochester a good selection of establishments that have pushed the envelope in the food scene in different ways from authentic Neopolitan pizza to a reclaimed, renovated Culver Armory and the rise of food trucks. Now The Revelry has come on the scene with a beautiful...