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Comment Archives: Stories: Restaurants

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Char Steak & Lounge

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 !

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Posted by Rich Szweda on 12/27/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “DINING NEWS: East meets West

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.

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Posted by Michael on 11/19/2014 at 4:34 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Village Bakery and Cafe

Agree with PixelHustler. Best breakfast sandwich, and a chicken-salad sandwich for lunch was outstanding as well.

Posted by Tom on 11/14/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Village Bakery and Cafe

Best breakfast sandwiches I've ever had. By far.

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Posted by PixelHustler on 11/13/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Village Bakery and Cafe

Don't blame the writer, Sam. Blame the editor. The spelling of macaron has been corrected.

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Posted by Jake Clapp on 11/12/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Village Bakery and Cafe

Yes, clearly. And one missing letter does, of course, invalidate the entire review.

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Posted by mad situps on 11/12/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Village Bakery and Cafe

Hard to trust your judgment on desserts when you clearly misspell "Macrons".....

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Posted by Sam on 11/12/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Branching out

"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.

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Posted by Martin Petrella on 11/05/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: New face on an old place

Thank you for pointing out the error, Bethany. The story has been corrected.

Posted by Jake Clapp on 10/24/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: New face on an old place

Is it Milestones, or Milestone's? Should be consistent in the article.

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Posted by Bethany on 10/24/2014 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Aunt Rosie's

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.

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Posted by PixelHustler on 10/01/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Aunt Rosie's

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

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Posted by Ned Corman on 10/01/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “A sandwich greater than the sum of its parts

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.

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Posted by Karen Richardson Velyk on 09/26/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Balsam Bagels

I miss this place since moving out of the neighborhood four years ago! I should make it a point to visit Balsam Bagels again.

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Posted by Roman Koshykar on 09/26/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “A sandwich greater than the sum of its parts

Great review and nicely written, Dave!

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Posted by Sue Eisenmenger on 09/24/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “A sandwich greater than the sum of its parts

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.

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Posted by MrRochester on 09/24/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Havana Cabana

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!

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Posted by Chris Lindstrom on 09/05/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Havana Cabana

Stromie,

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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Posted by The Ginger Giant on 09/04/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Havana Cabana

Yikes! That was an unnecessarily harsh review. You overly focused on the food and only mentioned the environment and people in a single sentence at the end of the review. I go to Havana often and it is a great place; one of my more favorite places in the East/Alexander area. I agree the food isn't great (it is pretty good, though) but bars in the East/Alexander area aren't only known for food. The environment the bar creates is a huge factor. This aspect was almost entirely ignored.

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Posted by Paden on 09/04/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Havana Cabana

my thoughts exactly too.....OUCH!!!

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Posted by madarin on 09/03/2014 at 12:57 PM

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