Chow Hound: Aldaskeller Wine Co. pop-up tasting series

Chow Hound: Aldaskeller Wine Co. pop-up tasting series

The series' wine curator Brandon Opalich has been working in the service industry for nearly 20 years in New York and various other states. Now, Opalich wants to introduce wine lovers to an inclusive, laid-back vibe.


Hearty, fast fare at El Cuchifrito

Named for the Puerto Rican fried fare on its menu, El Cuchifrito opened on Norton Street in June, but already feels like a neighborhood staple that's been there for years. The fast comfort food is great for when you want a quick but hearty bite.

Dining Reviews

Sweet Mist makes ice cream magic

Theatrics aside, the technique is well worth it: flash freezing with liquid nitrogen makes the ice cream smooth and dense. Sweet Mist offers classics like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, but there is also matcha green tea, saffron, sweet ginger, and dill pickle.

Restaurant News

In search of Butter Boy

The Wegmans cult has a new golden icon
It's no secret that Rochesterians are obsessed with Wegmans. But when our dining writer Chris learned about the phenomenon of Butter Boy through a Wegmans-worshiping meme page on Facebook, he had to find out what the fervor was all about.


Rocco owner opens seafood dining bar

Rella, which opened on Monroe Avenue in June, is a casual but refined seafood-centric dining bar, where you can watch the kitchen's every move. There are no tables, and no waiters. Instead, the cooks do double duty, deftly plating and serving dishes while chatting with the diners just feet away.

Dining Reviews


Popular Events

  • Rochester Ukrainian Festival @ St. Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church

    • Sun., Aug. 18, 1-6 p.m.
  • Telling the Tale @ Three Heads Brewing

    • Sun., Aug. 18, 2-5 p.m.
  • Rochester Poets Reading: George Guida @ Legacy at Cranberry Landing

    • Sun., Aug. 18, 2 p.m.
  • Sunflower Fest @ Stokoe Farms

    • Sun., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10/$11
  • The Haudenosaunee @ Rochester Museum & Science Center

    • Tue., Oct. 15, 2 p.m. $3-$18

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Cover Story:
The people's pitch: Cricket and Rochester
Nurtured by immigrants from India and the Caribbean, cricket is one of the city’s oldest sporting traditions. Current cricketers are hoping some of their children will follow their lead. read more ...

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