Battledish Rochester February 8 – Get Discounted Tickets!

On Saturday, February 8, six Rochester chefs, in conjunction with the 48 other chefs across North America, will compete in Dishcrawl’s culinary competition, Battledish  for the change to be crowned King or Queen. I ...

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Dining Review: Fraiche Bistro & Dessert Bar

Originally published on December 25, 2013. Dessert is often a casualty in culinary cost-cutting. An eatery might work to keep a good steak on the menu, top-shelf liquor behind the ...

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Dining Review: Esan Thai

Originally published on November 27, 2013. There are streets in Manhattan that have yet to be completely overtaken by chain restaurants, though they are further and fewer between than they ...



Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

If there’s someone in your life who loves the (irresistible?) combination of ...

Beef & Irish Draught Stew

Alas, no picture for this as we — and 15 other friends ...
Winter Night Salad

Winter Night Salad

When Shane & I used to frequent Ports Cafe, I’d almost always ...

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Dining Review: Rumi’s Grill and Cafe

Originally published on November 13, 2013. Route 31 is a busy thoroughfare, particularly the section south of the 590 ramp and north of the Pittsford village. It’s a suburban, commercial juggernaut. Get a bestseller fix at Barnes & Noble, a bag of frozen Parisian carrots at Trader Joe’s, a whimsical serving platter at People’s Pottery, […]

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Dining Review: TRATA

Originally published on October 30, 2013. An early 20th century brick fortress, the Culver Road Armory is now a mixed-use space, boasting modern flourishes of blonde wood, burnished chrome, and glowing light accents. On a Friday or Saturday night, the parking lot is packed. The main draw is TRATA, a.k.a. The Restaurant At The Armory. […]

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Dining Review: Bistro Han

Originally published on October 2, 2013. The first items arriving to our table from Bistro Han’s kitchen were the braised pork belly steamed buns ($5). Two to an order, perched on a small plate, these were fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand-sized sandwiches: thick slabs of browned pork encased in snowy, white dough. The pork belly and the belly of […]

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Dining Review: Tap & Table

  Originally published on September 18, 2013. Tap & Table, the 14-month-old restaurant in Corn Hill Landing, hums with activity on a Saturday night. It’s one of the most talked about, written about, and Yelp-ped about players on the local food scene in the past year. In 2012 it won City Newspaper’s readers’ poll for […]

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Dining Review: Unkl Moe’s BBQ & Catering

  Originally published on September 4, 2013. Early on a Saturday evening, I drove with my husband along 490, toward West Avenue. The sun was shining, traffic was flowing, and my stomach was growling in anticipation of dinner. Just prior to crossing the Douglass-Anthony Bridge, the scent of barbecue — a perfume of smoke, meat, […]

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Dining Review: Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

  Originally published on August 7, 2013. Dining in a restaurant housed within a grocery store — a store featuring an animatronic crowing rooster — is an odd sensation. In the span of a few minutes, you can move from dodging grocery carts in the parking lot, to walking by cupcakes decorated to resemble Cookie […]

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Dining Review: Espada Brazilian Steak

Originally published July 24, 2013. If you do a Google image search for “rodízio,” a Brazilian-style restaurant in which servers continually bring diners food until the patron signals they’ve had enough to eat, one of the first images you’ll see is a man sitting in a restaurant. Before him is a table cluttered with dishes, […]

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Brown Hound Bistro

Dining Review: Brown Hound Bistro

Originally published on June 26, 2013. Summer is in full swing, which is a good excuse to get out of the city. Head south on Route 64, down toward Canandaigua Lake, through Bloomfield, past Bristol Mountain Ski Resort (marvel at the green summer slopes), and stop before you reach Monica’s Pies and downtown Naples. Near […]

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Dining Review: Swan Market

Parsells Avenue  is part of a residential neighborhood. Children and dogs play behind chain-link fences in shaggy grass, men and women gather to chat on porch stoops, and teenage men bicycle bare-chested down the street, their wheels gliding past a broken bottle or two. It’s not where you’d expect to get a taste and feel […]

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Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pie (Healthy!)

When you’re craving something sweet, chocolately, rich and gooey — but aren’t quite ready to spend A) hours in the kitchen or B) thousands of calories, give this recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie a try. It really hits the “Dear God, I need something decadent” spot. Bonus: since it’s made with chickpeas (yes, chickpeas; no, you […]

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