Mark Teng's Rochester empire continues to expand with the opening of Plum House Café (274 North Goodman Street) in Village Gate. Teng already owns the original Plum House on Monroe Avenue, plus Furoshiki on Park Avenue, Plum House Express in Eastview Mall, and Revolution Karaoke on Jefferson Road.
A bubble of activity surrounds Calvin Eaton, and pearls of sweat circle his face during a sultry summer afternoon. Inside 540WMain, a community center in Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, Eaton is helping facilitate the work of three artists and two teenage interns.
Mad Hatter Restaurant and Bakery, formerly known as Mad Hatter Tea Room and Café, has moved from its Webster location to the former French Quarter Café space at 176 South Goodman Street. The name and location are just a few of the changes that owner Kristina Dinino-Jeffords has made.
I don't spend nearly enough time exploring the Finger Lakes. That statement is one of the more embarrassing things I can say considering I love the food options in the region.