Downtown hotels step up their restaurant game

Downtown hotels step up their restaurant game

Hotel restaurants haven't exactly been a destination for Rochester food enthusiasts. The Hyatt Regency and Rochester Riverside Hotel want to change that by catering to not only hotel guests but also to those who live in the area.

East Avenue gets a comics-coffee-cereal bar

A booze-free, pop culture-focused bar comes to the drinking district. Owners Colin Delaney and Jason Hilton wanted to offer an alternative to going out and getting schnockered.

The Tavern at Gibbs offers laidback fare and downtown proximity

Owner Ken Ellingham jumped at the opportunity to take the space at University and Gibbs, and plans to be an active part of the downtown revitalization. Bonus: Where to go for Easter Brunch.

Soul food and a side of perseverance at Bobo's Chicken Shack

When I stopped by Bobo's Chicken Shack over the weekend, owner Devon "Bobo" Crittenden listed off the details harrying him that particular day: Tax season, employee turnover, a foot of snow and an AWOL plowman, and a squirrel in the exhaust duct (safely dislodged before opening). "That had me contemplating on whether I should open or not, but I pushed through, opened, and had a successful, great day," he says.

Polizzi's offers Mediterranean fare at Village Gate

A common misconception when it comes to Mediterranean cuisine in that people assume Mediterranean food is strictly Greek food — hummus and pita, gyro, and the like. The Mediterranean region includes all countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Italy, France, and Greece.

Unter Biergarten brings the Wurst to the East End

There has been a collaborative trend in Rochester restaurants over recent years with restaurant owners partnering on events and sourcing products from each other. Unter Biergarten (120 East Avenue), which held its grand opening last Thursday, is no exception.


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