Linda Seng believes in fate. A week after her beloved grandfather passed away, he came to her in a dream and gave her some numbers.
By all accounts, the property at 1517 Empire Boulevard seemed to be prime real estate. Located at the top of the hill on Empire Boulevard and tucked between highly trafficked areas like Baytowne Plaza and the restaurants Bazil and MacGregor's, it would seem an ideal location to open a restaurant.
When we walk away from a restaurant experience, more often than not, it's what we didn't like that is more memorable than what we did. John Nacca and Pete Lezeska are friends and business partners who found themselves having a meal together and discussing what they didn't like about recent restaurant experiences — everything from the layout to the customer service.
Three Heads Brewing was born out of a love of good people and good beer. Six years later, Three Heads opened its new brewery and tasting room in the Neighborhood of the Arts (186 Atlantic Avenue) based on that same philosophy.
Rochester's craft brewing scene has been expanding rapidly over the last few years, especially after the New York State Farm Brewing Bill passed. Through this law, New York has spurred development of new breweries in our area, and now you can find one a short drive away from just about wherever you live in Monroe County.
Dave Jackson comes in to Bay Vista Taqueria (1205 Bay Road) at 7 a.m. each day to start prepping. The ins and outs of running a kitchen are considerably different than what Jackson had been doing for the past 12 years: operating his own web development business — although Jackson worked in the restaurant industry for years prior.