The North Winton Village neighborhood has seen a resurgence over the last few years, with young professionals migrating to the area in droves. If you've driven past The Winfield Grill lately on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and seen the hordes of tipsy 20- and 30-somethings pouring out of there after brunch, you know what I'm talking about.
When a new brewery opens, it can often feel like it popped up out of nowhere. From the outside, we don't usually see the intense planning and preparation that goes into starting a company.
No matter where the owners of Paola's Burrito Place end up, the Rochester public seems to find them. The family's new venture, Mi Barrio Burrito Place (319 Exchange Boulevard), opened in June of this year.
When Brian Van Etten and Jeff Ching visited the Landing at Pultneyville last spring, they immediately saw the potential in the distinctive red building with its lakefront location. Van Etten and Ching co-own the South Wedge burger joint, bar, and video arcade The Playhouse/Swillburger — Ching also owns the Owl House on Marshall Street — and they envisioned two new restaurants in the space.