I was a big fan of Shawn Hoock at his old location and I believed it to be the best Sandwitch in Rochester. Can't wait to try the new place!
Hey Rich.....thanks for reading and I'll clarify what I was trying to get at with that statement. My intent was to say that if you order a less beefy steak like a filet or a prime strip that the beef flavor is obfuscated by the "char". With a stronger steak like a ribeye or a sirloin it could hold up to the wood fired grilling better. It is just a different cooking method than a traditional steakhouse broiler that I think is better suited for more flavorful cuts of steak.
Thanks for reading!
Did I understand correctly ?
You go to the Char Steak and Lounge, with a wood fired "char" grill,
order the namesake steak,
receive what was advertised ,
then call the char ( "carbonizing") on the said steak a "downside "?
Isn't that exactly what is wanted at "Char House" . A "charred goodie" ?
Give me a break !
You missed one terrific to visit for Thanksgiving dinner, the Holloway House in Bloomfield. It is in a beautiful building dating to 1808 and has been offering Tday dinner (a trDition) for many lng years. They will serve 600-700 meals on Thursday, so you know it is delicious. I was just there for lunch yesterday and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal with a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations at absolutely a must.
Agree with PixelHustler. Best breakfast sandwich, and a chicken-salad sandwich for lunch was outstanding as well.
Best breakfast sandwiches I've ever had. By far.
Don't blame the writer, Sam. Blame the editor. The spelling of macaron has been corrected.
Yes, clearly. And one missing letter does, of course, invalidate the entire review.
Hard to trust your judgment on desserts when you clearly misspell "Macrons".....
"Whatta-Cuisine Vietnamese Restaurant (309 University Avenue) has closed."
No surprise since that location is jinxed. Hopefully once the Inner Loop is filled in and more development happens in that area, the location will be viable again.
Thank you for pointing out the error, Bethany. The story has been corrected.
Is it Milestones, or Milestone's? Should be consistent in the article.
So THAT'S where the gastronomic magician from Brick N Motor ended up. That was my favorite food truck by FAR, so it's good to know that Paul is still cooking in Rochester.
We've eaten at Aunt Rosie's tens of times , and, as Chris Lindstrom, have only superlative comments. Rochester has a disproportionately large group of fine chefs. Your choice can be of the moment or of your pallet. Either way, Paul Vroman has to make the list of Rochester's very best. We loved Paul's cooking when he was in his partner's kitchen, Tony Gullace, Max of Eastman Place. In his own digs Paul steps even higher.
Linda Q. & Ned Corman
Nice reviews and I can attest to the fine authentic weck culinary skills of The Yard of Ale and MacGregors, with a definable preference to the folks in Piffard.
I miss this place since moving out of the neighborhood four years ago! I should make it a point to visit Balsam Bagels again.
Great review and nicely written, Dave!
Yuck, beef on weck. Attending college in Buffalo, I was introduced to many culinary Buffaloisms that dont fit my palate. While many Buffalonians dont care for garbage plates, Dairy Queen ice cream, putting blue cheese on everything (pizza esp), Mighty Taco, and sponge candy are Buffalo staples. Buffalonians live and breathe those items while Rochesterians dont tend to follow suit.
Thanks for commenting everyone and I appreciate the feedback.
For Kwai and madarin, my review was based on 2 visits so I can't claim to have had everything on the menu and I know plenty of people do enjoy going there on a regular basis including a fair amount of my friends who live in the area.
Paden --> Point well taken. I tend to focus more on the food than the atmosphere and service because I think that is the better measure of a restaurant. My intent was to review Havana's dining experience more than their capabilities as a bar. On the other hand, I absolutely see your point and as I mentioned above I know a bunch of people that frequent Havana and enjoy the bar scene there. Perhaps that would have been a good addition to the review.
The Ginger Giant --> Thanks for the props!
Praise, polish, praise. Not all reviews are nice- but you did a great job of pointing out what needs work and what they did well. Last I checked I read restaurant reviews to find out about the food first (the staff and ambiance come much later) and shouldn't overshadow the main focus- which is food!
Keep up the great stuff...
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