Food About Town Blog

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New Opening – Blazin’ Pies

After my interview with the Marty’s Meats crew last week (podcast should be posted in the next day or two), Marty, Paul and I wandered over to the Monroe Village Farmer’s Market to say hi to the guys running the new wood fired pizza cart in town. Blazin’ Pies was...

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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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F.A.T. Episode 3 – Itacate Interview

For Episode 3 of the Food About Town podcast, I talked with Jose Abarca of Itacate restaurants in Penfield and Gates about his restaurants and his background. Authentic Mexican food was one of the main topics and we delved into a few other topics as well. Not the longest talk...

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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...

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Food Truck Rodeo 06-26-2013

After some threatening weather in the hours before the start of the second Food Truck Rodeo of 2013, the skies cleared and we were all treated to some beautiful sunshine and fantastic food options from trucks and carts all over WNY. Great crowds kept most of the vendors busy all...

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F.A.T. Episode 2 – Rosie’s Hot Buns Interview

For the second interview (and now podcast!) on Food About Town, I talked to owner Caleb Piron and chef/manager Christian Stark from Rosie’s Hot Buns about their new restaurant on Monroe Ave. I had been talking to Chris while getting food over the last month or so and it was...

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Sonic Drive In Coming to Rochester

Fast food junkies raise up your arms and cheer because one of the biggest fast food chains not in the area, Sonic Drive In, will be coming to Rochester in the next year or so! According to the Heraldonline article, we will be getting 5 locations over the next 4...

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Roncone’s

I’ve been known to get cravings for all sorts of domestic and ethnic cuisines, but Italian American cuisine is one that never really captured my imagination in that way. It’s not that I don’t like red sauce establishments but I tend to look for things that seem new and exciting...

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Pittsburgh Trip 6/7

Almost on a whim we found ourselves in Pittsburgh last weekend. The weather in the Adirondacks wasn’t cooperating with our camping plans (lousy rain!) so we made some calls to friends in town and took off toward the City of Bridges for some sight seeing and food explorations. We took...

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New Opening – Stingray Sushifusion Truck

I noticed a new food truck at M Design on Emerson St today and went over to find out what the newest truck on the scene was. A bright blue truck emblazoned with Stingray Sushifusion was sitting out front ready to be picked up by their new owners and soon to...