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Food Truck Rodeo 2014-05-28

Based on what I saw last night, the Food Truck Rodeo season has officially started in earnest. Sure we had one last month and a supporting event at the Genesee Brew House, but the lines that we experienced at the Public Market were as long as I’ve ever seen and...

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New Opening – Sabra Grill

The opening of Sabra Grill popped on my radar early last week (on Twitter I think) and I made the trip over to the 12 Corners area after work to see what the deal was. I was excited to see that it was a certified Kosher Israeli restaurant since I...

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Market Spotlight – Flowers Farm

Now that we have finally gotten out of Rochester’s endless winter, green is starting to be the dominant color of our landscape instead of white and gray. The fresh product is just starting to trickle in to the Rochester Public Market and, as usual, the first player on the scene...

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Food Truck Rodeo 2014-04-30

On the day of the first rodeo of 2014 rain was the name of the game and was really the defining characteristic of the event. Crowds were a bit on the light side due to the weather issues, but it was good to see a few new trucks on the...

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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...