Jeff Boscarino has a long, impressive resume in the Rochester restaurant and bar scene. His credits include being the former owner of Bosco's Bombay Bicycle Club back in the late-80's and early-90's (in the space now held by Lux) and Paradise Alley (now The Scotch House Pub).
When Massimo Albano and his partners, Fausto Albano and Stephen Dimassimo, were looking for a location for the casual counterpart to their successful East Rochester Italian eatery, Lemoncello, they didn't have to look farther than across the street. After renovating the space to create more of a gastropub atmosphere, while using similar textures to their flagship restaurant, they opened Sambuca Bar and Grill (146 West Commercial Street) last December.
Rochester's unique cluster of third wave coffee shops has grown into an intertwined family tree
About an hour before opening on a Sunday morning, Ryan Swift labors over hashtags for an Instagram post. Swift, the owner and driving force behind Sinful Sweets (258 Alexander Street), pays close attention to the details when it comes to his cakery.
Ever since The Gate House moved into the former location of Espada Brazilian Steak last Fourth of July weekend, there has been a void in Village Gate. Kristen Flores-Fratto, the owner of The Gate House, knew another restaurant could flourish in the large, visible location at the end of the courtyard.
Teal Schlegel, head distiller at Honeoye Falls Distillery, is a bit of a chemistry nerd. But despite all my questions about the distilling process, it's clear that Schlegel wants to focus on the craft rather than fixating solely on the science.
If you've ever worked downtown, you know that options for grabbing something to eat are limited. If you're looking for a drink after work with your co-workers, the choices are even fewer.
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Joseph Cipolla, owner and executive chef of The Kitchen and now The Lounge, says he and his team "want to create the whole night out." "I like to create things that relate to my own life," Cipolla says.