Downtown lunch scene evolves with VOLO

Downtown lunch scene evolves with VOLO

The new eatery is headed up by a familiar face: chef Giuseppe Paciullo, executive chef and owner at Fiamma Centro on Elton Street in the Neighborhood of the Arts. A native of Salerno, Italy, Paciullo is bringing a more casual, streamlined version of his popular restaurant to downtown Rochester.

Bites for barkers at Bones Bakery

Cooper and Penny have a date at Bones Bakery, a dog-centered spot in the Park Avenue neighborhood. They review the Puppacinos and Dognuts, as well as some human food.

REDD makes a splash in the East End

Feverishly anticipated upscale restaurant REDD, led by acclaimed chef Richard Reddington, is the first restaurant in Rochester with a Michelin-star chef at the helm. Sashimi, duck confit, Mexican street corn, lobster risotto, onion rings, and wood-fired pizzas are all equally at home on its dinner menu.

Sublime subs at Calabresella's

"Few things trigger involuntary drooling for me like anticipating a well-crafted sub of Italian meats."

The curry is calling at Jamaican joint Pan-Cart

Pan-Cart reminds writer Chris Thompson of the Jamaican joints he would frequent in Queens and West Baltimore: cozy, perfect spots for getting a big take-away order for a decent price, but where the door is always open to sit and chat with whoever is in the dining area, be it employee or patron.

New pizzeria offers all-vegan menu and inclusiveness

After much anticipation, New Ethic Pizzeria & Café opened the doors to its own shop on September 4, offering all-vegan fare. In addition to pies with vegan cheese and meat replacements, New Ethic also offers vegan wings with a sugar cane "bone" in the center.

SPIEDIElicious brings a Southern Tier tradition to Roc

Owners Chelsea and Paul Lee -- high-school sweethearts who grew up eating spiedies, often at backyard barbecues -- wanted to open a restaurant emphasizing the Italian roots of spiedies, while adding their own flair with fresh ideas, flavors, and combinations.

Swan family opens modern Italian restaurant Vern's

A family affair
Co-owned by siblings Jon, Ashley, and Paulina Swan and barman Casey O'Mara, the recently-opened restaurant and bar is named after the siblings' grandfather, Vern Swan, and inspired by childhood visits to their grandparents' home.

Rising and shining in Webster: Golden Boys

If you're an early riser with an appetite, head to Webster, where Golden Boys is undoubtedly the sweet spot for breakfast in summer.

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