RAMBLINGS. RANTS. RUMORS.

we asked the questions and gave all the answers

Q. What is fast-casual or counter service? I am confused? A: Well, we realized maybe counter service doesn’t explain it, it’s kind of an industry term. So let’s check in with Wikipedia: . A fast-casual restaurant does not offer full table service. Still, it advertises...

it started with a box, and became a Rochester classic

James Beard just gave out a James Beard award to 6 timeless restaurants all across the nation. The America's Classics category was introduced by the foundation back in 1998. Winners are typically more than a decade-old, often family-owned, and...

this is how we do it

This is kind of a big deal.  Our hats go off to Newts after a remarkable 15-year run... Rochester has a NEW BEST BURGER! It's official, The Hot Chip Classic was voted Best Burger. It's also 2020 time for The New Kids on the Block but that's so 80's, cue...

chef fried chicken

Sometimes when, (unless you happen to watch Ugly Delicious with David Chang, and you need to, it's so amazing!), when we think of chef dishes, we only think of perfectly coiffed plates with a swoosh of this and a dab of that.I'm the last person to dis this...
good bye yellow brick road

good bye yellow brick road

"Better get under cover, there's a storm blowin' up- a whopper, to speak in the vernacular of the peasantry…”—Professor Marvel The Wizard of Oz Lettuce Unite was located in the skyway in the 1st Ave Food Court. At a glance, the food court looked like a cafeteria for...

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this is how we do it

this is how we do it

This is kind of a big deal.  Our hats go off to Newts after a remarkable 15-year run... Rochester has a NEW BEST BURGER! It's official, The Hot Chip Classic was voted Best Burger. It's also 2020 time for The New Kids on the Block but that's so 80's, cue...

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chef fried chicken

chef fried chicken

Sometimes when, (unless you happen to watch Ugly Delicious with David Chang, and you need to, it's so amazing!), when we think of chef dishes, we only think of perfectly coiffed plates with a swoosh of this and a dab of that.I'm the last person to dis this...

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the cellar season

the cellar season

Our blog title is, ramblings, rants, and rumors, this post will address them all. Yay! RAMBLINGS- Cellar is closing "for the season' after service Saturday, July 20th. It appears like Friday the 19th will be a particularly good night to come down to a cold...

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the end of the skordalia era

the end of the skordalia era

Yes, it is true, no more skordalia. Originating at Broadstreet Cafe, skordalia is the overly garlicky bean dip that has had a cult following for 25 plus years. As the years progressed and different chefs took on the recipe the amount of garlic grew to such...

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here are a few of my favorite things

here are a few of my favorite things

These are the things I will miss the most after the market closes... AND possibly where you can get them. Pushed to choose just one most beloved item from my market it is no doubt, cheese. And though there are some of the cheeses I used to carry in...

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