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F.A.T. Episode 8 – Foodlink Festival of Food

This week on the podcast I talked to Terra Keller from Foodlink about the upcoming Festival of Food event being held next Monday at the Public Market. We had a good time chatting and ended up getting along swimmingly as Terra is food obsessed like I am and the causes...

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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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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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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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F.A.T. Episode 7 – Black Button Distilling

This week on the Food About Town podcast I talked to Jason Barrett from Black Button Distilling during their massive renovation of the space next to Rohrbach’s Brewery near the Public Market. We discussed the renovation, the plan for their products at launch (citrus forward gin, wheat vodka and moonshine...

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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...

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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...