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F.A.T. Episode 11 – Chicken Wing Lovers

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Josh Jensen from the Chicken Wings Lovers Facebook page and I dove into the deep end of wings. We sat down in my living room studio (kitchen table + Yeti microphone!) and chatted about his love of wings, travel for food...

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Brick-N-Motor RIP

I was saddened today to see in the D&C today that Brick-N-Motor, one of the OGs of food trucking in Rochester, was closing up their operation and won’t be returning to the streets. I’ve been a fan since I first sampled their food in late 2012 and became a regular...

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Furoshiki

Even though Rochester has a decent selection for a city of our size, there are still a few cuisine styles that I’ve been looking forward to seeing pop up; ramen being chief among them. Sure we have plenty of restaurants that serve sushi and other Japanese foods and even a...

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Chinese Hometown Restaurant

Chinese food is something that has been accepted among the masses, but what the vast majority of people are familiar with reflects a cuisine that has been far removed from its roots. Just like food in the South has a different character from the food that comes out of New...

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F.A.T. Episode 10 – Hart’s Local Grocers

On Episode 10 of the Food About Town podcast, I talked to Dean Sparks and Andrew Lederman from the upcoming Hart’s Local Grocers in the East End. We recorded in a boardroom so the levels aren’t quite optimal, but everyone should come in relatively clearly. I really enjoyed talking to...

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Skylark Lounge

Meatballs have found a new life in the last few years as a comfort food that could be “elevated” and in some larger cities there are full restaurants that focus exclusively on the meatball arts. Here in Rochester, Jesse Hanus recently wrote a meatball Round Up for the City Newspaper...

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F.A.T. Episode 9 – Cipolla Romaine

On Episode 9 of the Food About Town podcast, I talked in my living room with Dave Potwin and Joe Cipolla from Cipolla Romaine. This was the first podcast recorded at my place so if Dave and Joe are a little on the quiet side, I apologize. I’m working on...

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Fiamma Pizza e Vino

The hunt for great pizza has become a borderline obsession for me over the last few years. This has driven me to learn about the art of pizza making and grow my appreciation for the different versions that exist across the country. Most people stick with whatever is the prevalent...

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Black Button Opening

Despite the rainy weather on Saturday morning, Carrie and I stopped in for opening day of the Black Button Distillery to see what Jason Barrett had created. We were excited to see the new tasting room space and the reception of the public. When we arrived around 9:30 in the...