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Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Almost can't beat Sabor de la Isla on Norton Street with their generous plates of chicken, beef, pork, or fish stews plus rice and beans. Under $6 for a small (and it's actually good-sized). A medium plate is about $7 and also includes another side, then the large is about $8 - so much food, and so very good!

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Posted by L.H. on 10/18/2013 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Flower City Grill located on 2500 East Ave falls in cheap dinner eats and it is known for good Sunday brunch.

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Posted by Hilmo Kapic on 10/17/2013 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Samba Café on State street downtown serves up fresh authentic Brazilian food. You can get their classic Brazilian platter for $9.99. The dish comes with a hearty portion of perfectly seasoned chicken, pork or steak along with rice, black beans, lettuce and salsa. Try it with their homemade hot sauce and be transported south of the equator. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!

Posted by Clare Botelho on 10/17/2013 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Harry G's?

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Posted by DoggyMom on 10/17/2013 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Some new suggestions here, thanks, but so many glaring omissions. Here are the first couple dozen that come to mind, in alphabetical order. If you have trouble locating any of them, please let me know.
-Arnett Cafe
-Banzai
-Bombay Chaat House
-Breathe Yoga
-Brooks Landing Diner
-Dac Hoa
-Deli Sandro's
-El Latino
-The Gate House
-Grill and Greens
-Hot Rosita's
-Jitters
-John's TexMex
-The Lunch Box
-Martusciello's
-Mise en Place
-The Old Toad
-Open Face
-Orange Glory
-Owl House
-Palmer's Market
-Philly Steakout
-Polska Chata
-Starry Nites
-Sugar Mama's
-Unkl Moe's
-Voula's Greek Sweets

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Posted by Ken Maher on 10/16/2013 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Nice article, thanks! Id love to see comprehensive lists updated often. Great places for Monday Night Football, great places for mimosas and bloody marys, great places for brunch, great places to eat in Webster, Victor, Pittsford, Greece, Penfield, etc. I know you do these lists often, but the restaurant scene changes fast in Rochester.

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Posted by MrRochester on 10/16/2013 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Cheap Eats 2013

Murph's Irondequoit Pub has delicious chicken wings with $0.50 night twice a week! They also have cheap beers and delicious, reasonably priced burgers! You could get 10 wings and a PBR for $6.50!

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Posted by Jana Murphy on 10/16/2013 at 2:01 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Just for the health of it

"But having been diagnosed with allergies to both dairy and wheat several years ago"
This isn't a criticism, I was just wondering: when did all of these food allergies appear?
I remember one kid when I was younger being lactose intolerant, and that was it. At the summer camp I went to in the 1990s, we had a huge thing of peanut butter on every lunch table, but when I worked at a camp a few summers ago, you couldn't even have nuts on campus because a few kids were allergic. Are we just now diagnosing these allergies or has a change in diet created them?

Posted by Pedro on 10/15/2013 at 11:17 AM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Tap & Table

I went to Tap & Table a few weeks ago and was a little underwhelmed as well. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't this mind-blowing beer/food pairing experience. People had talked it up so much that maybe it just fell short of the hype.

Personally, I think this review is pretty fair and also hope that as the restaurant goes forward it grows into the accolades that have already been set upon it.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 09/20/2013 at 2:18 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Tap & Table

Not-inexpensive... double negative. "Expensive" I believe is the term you were looking for.

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Posted by lovedtapandtable on 09/20/2013 at 2:08 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Tap & Table

Dear Ms. Kenyon
I am the owner of the Tap and Table. I feel the need to respond to the article that was published. I am sorry that you didn’t enjoy your time at my restaurant. I do not feel that the overall article is a fair assessment of the food. There are also a couple of points that I would like to add in the hope that readers will have a better understanding of what we are all about:

We put a strong emphasis on serving world-class beer and pairing it with the dishes on our menu. We make recommendations for a beer with every dish. There is a hugely diverse range of flavors in craft beer and we feel they enhance the meal. This is a major part of what sets Tap and Table apart from other restaurant experiences. I wish you had explored this area that is obviously an important part of our identity Ms. Kenyon.

While there was no mention of the service in the article I hope that you enjoyed my staff. They provide a knowledgeable, friendly and professional experience. I receive many compliments in this area.

Our goal is not ‘reinvent and reimagine’ as you suggest. We prepare dishes with the finest ingredients that are available at the time and strive to keep the food simple and elegant. We hope that the quality and essence of the ingredients are able to shine through.

While you may believe that we do not ‘fully reflect Rochester and its surroundings' unique food bounty’ I can tell readers that they can enjoy a locally sourced food experience that is made possible through our current relationships with the following farms:
Seven Bridges Farm (Lima, NY), Bolton Farms (Hilton, NY) Cayugua Produce (Cayuga, NY), Lively Run Goat Dairy (Interlaken, NY) Oink and Gobble (Interlaken, NY) Pittsford Dairy (Pittsford, NY), Red Jacket Orchards (Geneva, NY) Mason Farms (Williamson, NY) Old Ridge Farms (Williamson NY) Grassland Farms (Ovid, NY) and Lagoner Farms (Williamson, NY)

In conclusion I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read this open letter and to ask them to take the article with a pinch of salt (but not too much salt, hey Ms. Kenyon!)

Sincerely, Joe McBane.

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Posted by Joe McBane on 09/19/2013 at 4:19 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Tap & Table

For exceptional service an delicious food I prefer to go next door, to Ticas with a Twist. It's a gem - an unlikely fusion of Costa Rica and the Mediterranean, well executed as a proudly family owned and run small business.

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Posted by Scott Wagner on 09/19/2013 at 2:54 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Tap & Table

Every time I have made it across the river to Tap & Table has been exceptional. The menu shows a creative side that many restaurants in our city stray from because I the fear of reviews like this one. I applaud Mr. McBane & his staff for continually being on the edge & striving to keep the interest of dedicated patrons. The service, which was never mentioned in the review, is also top notch. A knowledgeable staff answering each request as if was the most important task at hand. The space itself is beautiful & inviting wether just catching lunch or having a large group join you for dinner. I will be back as often as possible!

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Posted by RocNyChef on 09/19/2013 at 2:03 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Unkl Moe's BBQ & Catering

Best. Sauce. Ever. Made. I could eat it on anything/everything. Also, they have fantastic breakfast.

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Posted by Deanna Varble on 09/05/2013 at 9:12 AM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Feast your eyes

Teff flour may be gluten free, but injera usually includes barley, which is NOT gluten free. So beware.

Posted by Claire Hawley Zarcone on 08/29/2013 at 1:53 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Feast your eyes

The address for SEA is 1675 Mt Hope

Posted by LovetheRoc on 08/28/2013 at 4:15 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

I AM CONFUSED.THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT ITALIAN KITCHEN PAUSE A QUESTION WHAT ARE YOURS CREDENTIALS?? IF I UNDERSTAND YOU ARE CONFUSED NOT ABOUT" AMOR"E BUT BECAUSE YOU IGNORANT O F THE ITALIAN KITCHEN. WHY DO I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE YOU WRITE IF THE SOUTHERN KITCHEN IS NOT PART OF ITALY BUT TO YOU THE ONLY ONE YOU KNOW.THE BEAUTY OF ITALIAN FOOD IS BECAUSE IS NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.BECAUSE EACH TOWN FROM THE ALPS TO PALERMO ARE DIFFERENT AND INNOVETIVE. GO AND WRITE ON TOILET PAPER

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Posted by LUIGI on 08/09/2013 at 12:51 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

@Ryan Lorenz. They aren't telling you they took it off the shelf and served it to you. It is the same ingredients, but they make it fresh there. They don't just take it out of the jar/package and serve it to you.

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Posted by Lex on 08/08/2013 at 6:51 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Your review is actually exactly what I expected—good service and a huge promotion of Wegman's products. Both of which are typical of Wegmans. I was a bit surprised that the "Wegman's' press materials position Amore as a spot for a quick bite, casual date, or relaxed meal with a crowd." since all of the outdoor advertising I've seen shows what appears to be a well-to-do woman in a cocktail dress. I guess if you are in Wegman's already and wanted to get a quick bite to eat it would make sense but it never struck me as a place I would purposely go for a meal.

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Posted by Kim Hughes Brown on 08/08/2013 at 12:41 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

My biggest problem with Amore is their "focus on the Italian Classics line". When I got that spiel from the server, all I got from it was, "Your pasta has jarred sauce on it". I can do that at home. After hearing that, I ordered the pizza. I'm not going back.

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Posted by Ryan Lorenz on 08/07/2013 at 4:36 PM

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