Stuff To Do
Places To Visit
Area Places to Visit
NEW YORK CITY! (...just DO IT!)
Festivals, Events, etc.
Towns; (a few...)
Villages; (a few...)
Colleges, Universities & Workshops
Radio Stations; (a few...)
My 'Best of' Rochester...
- My favorite 'easy' restaurant is The Brighton; 1881 East Avenue (no web site...). This is an 'adult' pub. I love to eat at the bar & order their (always satisfing) open face steak sandwich or get the best hamburger in town. And (believe it or not), they have great steamed clams (when available...). It's where I love to watch the Yankees beat the Red Socks on a summer night , listen to great classic rock on their satellite radio, enjoy some conversation and admire their pretty female employees ... The beer selection on tap is not extensive, but there's always somthing very drinkable and they pour a very generous scotch! It's only a few blocks south from home, so if I get home late and the kitchen's closed, I'm there!!!
- But there are certainly other restaurants/pubs that I visit and enjoy.
- Fancy night out (a few...):
- Less fancy...
- Plumhouse Japanese Restaurant; 686 Monroe Ave. (no web site...)
- Chinese: I deferred to my friend Nancy Gong for this one! (Gong Glass Works:) Here are her recommendations:
- Wokery Chinese Restaurant:
- Royal Dynasty; 1900 Empire Blvd. (no web site)
- The Cantonese House; 315 Winton Rd. S. (no web site) To quote Nancy, "The Cantonese House is very good, if you can get past the authenticity of the greasy housekeeping." (Sounds just like home to me... )
- Pubs (& restaurants); Out of town ....E-mail me with additional suggestions!
- Local Brewers:
- Fish fry (take out):
- Captain Jim's Fish Market; 2329 Main St E. (no web site...)
- Pittsford Seafood; 510 Monroe Avenue (no web site...
- Sea Food
- Can't find anything decent in Rochester! (Bummer!) Head to NYC or Boston...)
- Do it right; Buy a 'cut to order' porterhouse from R's Food Market, Inc. ; 2294 Monroe Ave.or Village Fair; 119 W Commercial St.; East Rochester & do it up over real charcoal briquettes on the grill on a Saturday or Sunday evening. Sit on the deck with a book, beer & some good cheddar cheese and crackers while waiting for the fire to burn down to cooking coals. Don't forget to have a fresh green salad thrown together, have some good bread on hand and pop open a good bottle of merlot...enjoy! La vie est bonne!
- Liquor Store:
- Hungry, but don't want to go out or cook? Here's a very cool option; To Go Taxi:
- A very well done food blog site; Tastingmenu.com:
- Our own local culinary journal blog site; Mise En Place:
My Web Site: