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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
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Seas the day at Velvet Belly

Velvet Belly 3 Public Market velvet-belly.com 413-0825 Joshua Miles nearly called his restaurant Blue Boy. That was the name of his grandfather Grady’s offshore fishing boat, which he rode countless times growing up in South Carolina. He remembers sailing over to Little River, a coastal town in the state, where his grandparents would cook for …

Braiding Sweetgrass

The perfect place to read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Editions 2014) by Robin Wall Kimmerer is anywhere one can be near nature, whether that’s on the shore of the lake or in a city park. Braiding Sweetgrass examines the human relationship to the earth through Kimmerer’s personal …

Victorian Street Style

There is a certain level of decadence associated with clothing from the Victorian era. Think lace day dresses and crinolines with intricate lattice-like work, heeled boots that are pointed at the toe, and the dramatic push and pull of a corset. The feeling carries through in style notes such as blood-colored lips and hair in …

Started from scratch

  Since she was a young girl Molly Hartley daydreamed of owning her own bakery, complete with a huge window display featuring custom cakes on vintage cake stands. That dream is now a reality for Hartley, who opened Scratch Bakeshop in 2013. Her creativity combined with quality local ingredients make Scratch Bakeshop the perfect place …

Tea and crumpets anyone?

Care for a cup of Yorkshire Gold tea and a homemade crumpet with a smear of fresh orange marmalade or raspberry jam? Evinn Neadow, co-owner of Crumpets at 441 Monroe Avenue in Rochester, would like to introduce you to this English specialty. No, Neadow isn’t British. In fact, there’s not much in her heritage that …

Dim sum for brunch

White Swans Asia Caffe 798 S. Clinton Ave. 270-4431 whiteswansrochester.com The word “brunch” conjures up the same images for most—eggs, toast, pancakes, waffles, and bacon, in differing combinations. At more upscale places, the well-loved mimosa enters the menu, along with a “brunch burger” (otherwise known as “Adding eggs to anything makes it brunch!”). If we …

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