It was no coincidence that opening day for Abundance Food Co-op's new location at 571 South Avenue happened to coincide with Earth Day: the grand opening of its Marshall Street building was held on the same day in 2001. Having grown to 2,500 co-owners, the need for a larger store and a more visible presence became necessary.
Doc Holliday, a well-known member of Wyatt Earp's posse, was a notorious gambler. In a way, it's a fitting name: Jon Wegman and Chris and Greg Joy are rolling their own dice on a new East End venture, Doc Holliday's American Whiskey Bar and Grill (7 Lawrence Street).
Daniel Nielsen has a plan to put on one of the biggest music festivals Rochester has ever seen. The first step of this plan is Photo City (543 Atlantic Avenue), the music and comedy venue that officially re-opened under his sole ownership on January 14.
The CITY Newspaper production team hit the Rochester Public Market for its spring installment of "Market made," where we see if we can craft a meal for $20 from only seasonal, market ingredients.
There was a phrase heard again and again while interviewing those that knew Joe Palozzi, endearingly known as Java Joe: "That was just Java." Whether people were describing how he golfed barefoot — something he picked up when he lived in Hawaii — or how when he would deliver coffee to restaurants that he loved, he'd walk into the cooler, grab whatever he wanted cooked for him, be it lobster, steak, you name it, and still charge you for the coffee.
Even though it may not seem that way — especially after Stella wreaked havoc on our city last week — spring is technically here. The snow may still crunch under our feet, but the intoxicating smell of French fries and gravy will soon be in the air as Le Petit Poutine starts the engines of its food trucks at the end of the month.
In the restaurant scene, closings aren't anything new. It's the nature of the industry: new places sprout up all the time and other locations lose their leaves.