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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...

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New Opening – The Meatball Truck Co.

Another Food Truck Rodeo is coming up and another new truck will be joining the ranks to serve the massive crowds on Wednesday August 28th at the Rochester Public Market. The Meatball Truck Co. will be launching their truck at the August Rodeo and I’m excited to see what they’ve...

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Market Spotlight – Bolton Farms

This week on the Food About Town Market Spotlight we are taking a look at one of the mainstays of Rochester’s market scene, Bolton Farms out of Hilton, NY. They are one of my go to places when I am looking for greens and fresh herbs and due to their hydroponic...

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Chanterelles and Neopolitan Pizza Dough

This pizza making excursion started at the Public Market as many of them do since nothing inspires me to cook more than fresh ingredients. This time I ran into my landlord who happens to grow mushrooms at Timber Trails Forest Farm in Bristol, NY (lucky me right?) and I got...

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Marty’s Party and Boulderfest

Last weekend brought me to a couple of events around town that either revolved around food or had food there so I figured I’d throw a quick recap up for everyone. Friday night was the Marty’s Meats one year anniversary party at Richmond’s Tavern on Richmond Street just off of...

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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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F.A.T. Episode 6 – Moonlight Creamery

For Episode 6 of the Food About Town podcast, I talked to Heidi Grenek from Moonlight Creamery in Fairport, NY and got to talk to one of their employees about an event they were preparing for. We discussed the start of their business and how they feel they are part...