Rochester residents have seen 170 East Avenue go through many incarnations. From Milestones to High Fidelity, and then Easy on East, the space has been a destination for East Avenue bar hoppers and music lovers for decades.
Pulling in to the plaza where Saha Med Grill (1290 University Avenue) is located, I had a sense that there's a theme going on: health. Walking from the car to the restaurant, I heard the barking of a personal trainer and the grunts from participants in what looked to be a circuit training class going on at the nearby Real Life Food & Fitness.
Roast beef on kümmelweck, better known simply as beef on weck, is a humble sandwich. It's a venerated staple in Buffalo-area restaurants and taverns, yet mysteriously, has not taken a solid foothold in the Rochester area in the way that Buffalo's other culinary pillar, the chicken wing, has.
Few experiences in my life have been more distinctly American than sitting under a wall-sized portrait of the signing of the Declaration of Independence while chowing down on a burger and drinking a beer. The only thing missing was Lynyrd Skynyrd playing over the speakers.