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Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Sultan Lebanese Cuisine & Bakery

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!

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Posted by Chris Lindstrom on 06/30/2014 at 12:28 PM


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.

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Posted by Alex Koroleski on 06/27/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Bar food, turned up to 11

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.

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Posted by Jake Clapp on 06/19/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Bar food, turned up to 11

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.

Posted by George on 06/19/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Bar food, turned up to 11

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.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 06/19/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Bar food, turned up to 11

Don't pass up the pulled pork cuban sandwich!

Posted by David Clamp on 06/19/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Bar food, turned up to 11

"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?

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Posted by George on 06/18/2014 at 11:53 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Sultan Lebanese Cuisine & Bakery

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.

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Posted by PixelHustler on 06/12/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “DINING: Free to be gluten-free

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!

Posted by Laura Coriddi on 06/11/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Like family

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?

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Posted by roccitylamefood on 06/11/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Sweet somethings

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:

Join the revolution!…

Posted by Jim Corcoran on 06/03/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: The Red Fern

@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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Posted by Matt on 05/29/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: The Red Fern

As usual, it is always depressing to read the restaurant review. It's usually completely off the mark of the dour, behind-the-times "restaurant" scene that is provincial Rochester.

The vegan hot sauce mentioned by the "reviewer," as all people in Rochester when comes to anything, are clueless. The hot sauce that is indigenous to Rochester does not contain any tomato or tomato sauce whatsoever. In fact, it is or should be suet based. Therefore, this vegan crap, is not the Rochester sauce they are attempting to pass off to it's gullible gluten free, lactose free Rochester. It's hip to be gluten/lactose free, especially in Rochester. Next year, some study will show Twinkies are good for you. Someone in Rochester will open a Twinkie-based shop.

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Posted by RocCityFoodLame on 05/29/2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Angry Goat, happy patron

Jane, if you click on the "contact us" link on the bottom of the webpage, it gives the address of the CITY newspaper....which clearly shows what state this is in. Rochester residents would typically be familiar with street names and google maps is helpful for those who aren't :)

Posted by Michele on 05/28/2014 at 2:57 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Angry Goat, happy patron

Gluten free beer/cider?
Found it. Its called Angry Orchard. Happy when I saw it at Brighton X-Press at 1738 Monroe Avenue. Hope this helps a few of us.

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Posted by brightonhound on 05/26/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Angry Goat, happy patron

We ate here a couple nights ago based on this review. Just have to tell you the review is very understated. Good beer, really nice people and easily the best burger you will ever eat (Angry Goat Burger). And best of all the chef shared with us their unique appetizer, Chocolate-Covered Bacon! What's not to love!

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Posted by griff77 on 05/22/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “DINING: Free to be gluten-free

Rochester Pizzaguy - I do have a number of friends that have chosen to cut/reduce gluten from their diet just because it makes them feel better. I wanted to include everyone that both followed a gluten-free lifestyle out of necessity and those that just do it because they feel it's a healthier decision to make for themselves.

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Posted by katielibby on 05/21/2014 at 1:05 PM

Re: “DINING: Free to be gluten-free

Hi Jason! Please note the disclaimer above "The bakeries and restaurants featured here are in no way meant to encompass the only establishments to enjoy gluten-free food in Rochester."

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Posted by katielibby on 05/21/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “DINING: Free to be gluten-free

Curious: why not mention the rest of 2013's "Best Gluten-Free Options"? Owl House (the winner) and Natural Oasis?

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Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 05/21/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “DINING: Free to be gluten-free

"[A]n increasing amount of people are choosing a gluten-free lifestyle for healthier eating."
It seems worth mentioning that unless you have a specific health issue involving gluten (and certainly some people do), there is nothing "healthier" about going gluten-free. It's just the dietary fad du jour. If you suspect that you make have a gluten-related problem, I'd suggest visiting your physician for a diagnosis. Otherwise, don't fall for the hype.

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Posted by Rochester Pizzaguy on 05/21/2014 at 10:20 AM

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