HeyBuddy, great blog! And great article, CITY!
HOWEVER, I am a devotee to the Union St Bakery at the Public Market. Best breakfast sandwich. Best no-frills Rochester atmosphere. Best coffee -- dark roast, $1, free refills!
Open every day!
Did someone say breakfast sandwich?! A couple more to try: breakfastallthetime.blogspot.com
Flour City Bread - don't ask for your egg on bread - you'll have to buy a loaf - and put up with major attitude.
Zimmerman's Bologna Supreme is a top breakfast sammich. Also, South Wedge Diner's breakfast sandwich with the sausage patty is great as it's seasoned with rosemary.
Zimmerman's at the Public Market has a sandwich called the "Bologna Supreme", which includes a fried slice of baloney and some meatsauce along with the egg/cheese/bacon. It's very good.
Balsam Bagels also does bagels as breakfast sandwiches, including an option with vegetarian sausage.
I grew up in Brooklyn with bagel places on several corners. Bagel land's bagels are one of the few bagel that meet the standards of Brooklyn bagels and that says a lot.
There are a slew of breakfast sandwiches to be had in the area, but I think your discussion of the Public Market offerings should include VM Giordano Imports European Cheese Shop, located a few doors down from Flour City Bread.
They have a few varieties of breakfast sandwiches, and are absolutely delicious.
YES! You got the best on there. Village Bakery is undoubtedly my favorite breakfast sandwich in Rochester.
Thanks for the comment PixelHustler and, speaking only for my own review style, I make it a point to be as objective as possible and provide a balanced look at a restaurant without glossing over the negatives. I'm glad that came through in this piece!
It should be mentioned that Dogtown is the only place in the city that I've found to serve a vegan garbage plate! A neat meatless take on the original, it leaves you wanting a bit for grease, but it's a great alternative.
Hi George and Rochester Musician,
Technically, Chow Hound is City's dining (restaurant) news column, and is usually more news style in coverage and focuses on newer businesses in Rochester. George, you bring up an important point - and we are currently looking at how we can better differentiate our reviews from our newsy Chow Hound. In the case of Marshall Street, writer Katie Libby wanted to revisit the restaurant since she recently saw a considerable uptick in talk around the bar's food. But, like I said, we're re-evaluating if Chow Hound was the proper column for that. Thank you for your comments.
It doesn't, Rochester Musician. And that's my point. This is the Chow Hound column, which is traditionally for dining news, not reviews. That's why it says "restaurant news" at the top of this page.
George, where does it say that a restaurant or bar must be new in order to be reviewed? And just because you know about the restaurant doesn't mean that there might not be a lot of people who don't.
Don't pass up the pulled pork cuban sandwich!
"Marshall Street Bar and Grill is not new. "
That's correct. This bar is great and all, but shouldn't the DINING NEWS column try to actually report on something we don't already know about?
I don't know if there was an editorial change, or if it's just a function of me having read a larger number of City's reviews, but things seem much more honest and less "always glowing no matter what" lately. I dig that. Reading restaurant reviews that actually mention the ups and downs of a place are much more useful.
Ellie's has the best bread ...they also make hamburger buns that really taste like a hamburger bun....if you are gluten free you will understand!
It's always a treat to see the linguistics sins of City paper (see anything written by Frank). Is it too much to ask for editorial standards? True, this is Rochester--and your readers, well, not the most sophisticated. So, "panini" is plural "panino" is singular. What next, ordering one biscotti?
Delicious vegan food is one reason why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years. Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE
Join the revolution! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/s…
@RocCityFoodLame - Being the same as the meat version is not what Red Fern is going for. It is an alternative for those who choose not the eat the cruelty and heart disease promoting original.
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