View our other publications:
Two friends, Chris Stapleton, and a whole lot of fun; photos by Alex Weiss Last week our editor, Christine Green, and “Lunatics Lounge” columnist, Taylor Terrance, attended the Chris Stapleton concert at Darien Lake Amphitheater. Read below to learn about their concert experience. Christine Green: Taylor, thanks for coming to see Chris Stapleton at Darien Lake Amphitheater with me last…
16.07.2024
Can’t make it to the shore this summer for an old-fashioned clam and lobster bake? There is no reason you can’t recreate the experience in your own backyard. Grab the Zweigle’s, some beer, clams, live lobsters, and fresh corn. Make sure you have plenty of big pots for boiling and steaming and a bag of charcoal for the grill.  This…
2.07.2024
Assorted locally sourced pickled vegetables Vinalia Urbana  230 Monroe Ave., Rochester  738-0384  vinaliaurbana.com Along the stretch of storefronts on Monroe Avenue is an unassuming black building. There are no flashy signs or grand entrances. But as you step into the glass enclosure, you’re suddenly transported into a world of merriment.  The interior is illuminated by dazzling chandeliers casting a warm…
1.07.2024
“You’re only a quarter of the way up this mountain, and it only gets harder from here.” After two hours of agony on the aptly named Grouse Grind, this is not the encouragement I need from the park rangers. But these rangers have zero patience left for overzealous vacationers; the kind who think climbing what’s known as “Mother Nature’s StairMaster”…
1.07.2024
Without fail, July and August proves to be my favorite season to be in Western New York. The lead up in June is a part of my summertime rhythm. Rochester Cocktail Revival. Jazz Fest. Independence Day. Then, if I’m lucky, nothing super major for a while. Just long, warm days and cool, breezy nights. It’s a welcome handful of weeks…
1.07.2024
Back to Archive

A collective feast

Few restaurants in United States have enveloped the consciousness of food lovers quite like Ithaca’s Moosewood Restaurant. For nearly five decades, food lovers looking for plant-centric cooking have looked to the original Moosewood Cookbook and the Moosewood Collective’s subsequent fourteen cookbooks for vanguard natural foods cooking. It was farm-to-table before there was a phrase for …

Nick's Picks: Redd

As first reported by WXXI, Richard Reddington, an award-winning chef with Rochester ties, is opening a restaurant this April in the former 2 Vine space at 24 Winthrop Street. Redd, Reddington’s former Napa Valley restaurant, held a Michelin Star from 2008-2013. For those not entirely in tune with culinary lingo, this achievement makes Reddington a …

Honeymoon helper

Lanai Restaurant 295 Alexander St. 262-3060 rochesterlanai.com   Your shared life began on such a good note. A pig roast wedding under a Maui sunset with three dozen of your closest family and friends affirmed that your marriage would be something special. And for a while, it was. For the next two years, your social …

Past expiration

Dear Stacey, I’ve been having some issues with a former close friend. Over the last decade, we’ve really drifted apart. Without getting into too much detail, I’ll just say that my friend’s life has been met with a lot of tragedy. Before many of these problems started, our friendship was already on the rocks. I …

Hyperbolic action

Being a finalist in the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD; New York City) Burke Prize this fall was inspiring for Holland Houdek, a Rochester metalworker and professor with an unusual niche. She didn’t receive the prize, but her entry is in MAD’s Future of Craft, Part 2 exhibition and catalog. The prize, which goes …

From '80s excess to eggs Benedict

Sitting in the dining room of Pomodoro, within the 1290 University Avenue plaza, restaurateur Sami Mina reminisces about the success of Blades. No, not his nearby brunch diner Blades, which specializes in classic items like French toast, omelets, and pancakes, as well as trendy, millennial-focused health food like acai bowls and avocado toast, but the …

Subscribe to our newsletter