Thrillist Features Garbage Plates!

For the unfamiliar, Thrillist is a massive city-guide covering all the major cities – NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago - read by millions of followers. So when they come to tiny ol' Rochester to highlight a local fave, people take notice and you know it's a big deal.

This past summer, Thrillist made the trek up to The Young Lion of the West  for Garbage Plates and to see what all of the fuss was about. They met up with some passionate locals (and friends of ours!), Chris Clemens of Exploring Upstate, Linh Phillips of Sir Rocha Says, and Pete Wayner of Boomtown Table to learn the history of the Garbage Plate and all of the variations across the city.

Check out the great video they put together while they were here:


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Halloween 2017: The Things To Do

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Halloween is just around the corner and it is being celebrated across the city in different ways and on different days! Check out our list of Halloweenie things to do over the next two weeks.


Friday & Saturday, 10/20-21:

Landmark Society: Ghost Walk 2017

Now in it's 24th year, the Landmark Society's Ghost Walk has returned with tours on Friday and Saturday. This is guided walk following lantern-bearing guides down the dark streets of a historic neighborhood. Tours start at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. Details!


Saturday, 10/21:

Saturday Night Rewind: Hellraiser

Head to The Little Theatre for the 1987 horror classic, Hellraiser."An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld." Details!

 

Halloweenprov: The Campfire-ing

Sit back and tense up as the cast of Geva Comedy Improv re-enacts classic tales of terror by the glow of a crackling campfire as they vie for entry into the prestigious "Midnight Society". Your spooky suggestions will determine the glory of their admission or their banishment to the "Circle of Shame".  Details!


Wednesday, 10/25:

Halloween at Lindy Jam

Get dressed up and join Groove Juice Swing for their monthly "Linday Jam". If you're new to swing they have a beginner crash course at 9pm. Don't miss the costume contest either. Details!


Thursday, 10/26:

Night of the Living Wedge Halloween Pub Crawl

"Dress up, bounce around the South Wedge, meet fun people, and win cool stuff. There will be a $100 cash prize for the best costume and raffles for gift certificates and stuff from various South Wedge businesses." Details!


Friday, 10/27:

Small World Books

Small World Books

Small World Books Halloween Party

"For ONE NIGHT ONLY Small World Books turns into a HAUNTED HOUSE. Prizes for Best Costume, Best Duo or Group Costume, Worst Costume & Most Literary Costume. Haunted art installations and LIVE MUSIC." Details!

Donut Monster Mash at Bxcr!

Boxcar is throwing a “Monster Bash” with exclusive Halloween Donuts, dinner specials and cocktail specials to kick off their brand new alcohol programs. “Costumes not necessary, but cheerfully welcome.” Details!

MAG Museum of the Dead III

Museum of the Dead is back for year 3 at the Memorial Art Gallery. "Come see what’s spooking at MAG as you wander your way through a wondrous night of petrifying fun at Museum of the Dead III". Details!


Saturday, 10/28:

Hart's Halloween Celebration

Enjoy samples, goodies & giveaways as you trick-or-treat around the store (all ages welcome!) from 11am-2pm. They'll have face painting, a Halloween story book reading, and more. Details!

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Makers | Facebook

Unadulterated Overkill: the Halloween Party

Head to Makers Gallery and Studio from "7-till whenever" for this Halloween Party and to enjoy the Unadulterated Overkill art exhibit. Details!


Sunday, 10/29:

3rd Annual Halloween Town

Enjoy College Town from 11am-2pm with trick-or-treating, cider, donuts, games, face painting, a photo booth and more. Details!

Halloween Eve at the Market

Visit the City of Rochester Public Market between 4-7:30pm for some good old fashioned Halloween fun and tradition (including trick-or-treating)—and also to connect community members with our outstanding community organizations. Details!


Monday, 10/30:

Mezcal & Monsters: Halloween at Bitter Honey

If you haven’t been to Bitter Honey yet, here’s the perfect chance to check it out and enjoy jams by DJ Alykhan. Party starts at 9pm. Details!


Tuesday, 10/31:

Spooky Cobblestone Halloween

The Historic Cobblestone house at 1090 Culver Road is having a family-friendly Halloween event. This event will feature candy, games, contests, and fun -- all in the spirit of this "Zombie" property. Drop by before, after, or during trick-or-treating. Details!

Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars Theatre


PUSH Physical Theater's Dracula

PUSH is taking over Blackfriars Theatre through November 12th with a new adaptation of a classic horror story. In his hunt for immortality, Renfield stumbles upon the Amulet of the Vampir, a lost jewel buried in the legend of Dracula, The Master. Caged in a cell and under the watchful eye of The Doctor, Renfield uncovers the secrets of eternal life as a mysterious Maiden arrives at the asylum. As the ties that bind the living and the dead begin to unravel, the lines between heroes and the devil begin to blur.”  Details!


Mullers Halloween Party

Head to Mullers Cider House in your “spookiest getup” and enjoy an evening of drink specials and maybe even some tricks & treats. Party starts at 7:30pm. Details!

Did we miss something? What would you add to the list?! Keep this list growing and add it to the comments below. Happy Halloween!


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AfterTaste: Celebrating Movers & Makers in Rochester

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Last month we had the honor of attending a launch party for AfterTaste in the office of the Born+Collective. AfterTaste is a new online publication celebrating the movers and makers in Rochester, the great local artisans and those who embody the energy of our growing city.

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The Rochesteriat

Some of the featured artisans at this event included: EvenOdd, Inner Loop Design, Genesee Beard, Interstellar Motors and Cristallino Premium Ice.

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The Rochesteriat

Issue 001 recently launched, but before we share that with you we want to share something that really resonated with us as entrepreneurs. At the beginning of the issue we read this:

"Around four months ago we set out to put together an event. What sort of event we weren’t exactly certain. And so like any creation, we started with a blank canvas. Our first few sessions weren’t exactly fruitful. The enthusiasm we all were craving just wasn’t there. One of the things I love about this team is our unwillingness to settle.
And so we kept at it."
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The Rochesteriat

This attitude itself shows the entrepreneurial spirit here in Rochester - some things work and some don't - but keep at it!

To learn more about AfterTaste and all of the artisans included, check out Issue 001:

AfterTaste

AfterTaste

AfterTaste: Website, Facebook, Instagram


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FREE Concerts at Eastman - Take Advantage of Them

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If you're looking for something to do, almost any night of the week, we have a place for you to look - the Eastman School of Music. You may just think of it as a place for students to learn, or maybe you'll think of Kodak Theatre and the RPO, but did you know there are FREE concerts all the time?

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These concerts are a Rochester, cultural gem. Between Kodak Theatre, Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall, there are free student concerts during the school year almost every night. The Eastman Concert Calendar is online and all concerts are free unless there's a note saying otherwise.

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the Rochesteriat

While you're there, check out the Wolk Atrium near Hatch Recital Hall (entrance on East Main Street across from the YMCA) to see this incredible 19-foot glass sculpture by renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.

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If you've never see it - this is worth stopping in to see.

So, what are YOU doing tonight?

Eastman School of Music:
Website
Concert Calendar
Eastman School Facebook

 

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Our Summer in Picture Form

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the Rochesteriat

Summer has come and has officially gone, but we're getting lucky this early October with some warmer weather to make the transition into fall a little easier. Of course, the memories remain especially since many of us have these amazing handheld cameras (with us all the time) that can capture the moments. 

Here's a quick look into our camera phones and what we've captured this past summer as we reminisce about Summer 2017.

Above is a shot from a plane (JetBlue, of course!) at about 1500 ft coming in for a landing at the Greater Rochester International Airport in July. The vantage point is just south of the City, looking north up the Genesee River towards Lake Ontario in the distance, with Mt. Hope Cemetery directly below and a portion of the UofR campus right under the wing tip of the plane. 

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the Rochesteriat

In early August, the Rochesteriat was incredibly honored to be at the opening of Nagle's Observance, a brand new establishment near Parcel 5 in Center City. With craft cocktails, favorite local brews on hand, and quite possibly a favorite glass of your own, this place is ready to become a favorite hangout for many - especially as the fate of Parcel 5 hangs in the balance. 

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the Rochesteriat

On July 18th, we (the Rochesteriat) were excited to present to the public a first glimpse into one of our new projects called MetroPops with our co-founder Ben McDonald of Beer Otaku. Take a look at the deal that you may have missed at the Playhouse/Swillburger, but be ready to see more of these amazing deals from local favorites around Rochester in the coming months. 

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the Rochesteriat

Yes, and this is the damage done at Swillburger after getting our MetroPops. 

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the Rochesteriat

If you're anything like us, we love to enjoy a good walk around our city or go running along the Genesee Riverway Trail. Undoubtedly, you've noticed a ton of construction happening at the moment all over the city, including this massive project being undertaken just south of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and the Court Street bridge. 

Dubbed the Promenade at Erie Harbor Park, this City project promises public access via walkways along the Genesee in downtown (something that is currently few and far between) and more development along the River. 

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the Rochesteriat

This summer we were able celebrate with our friends Casey Bowker, Amy Riposo and Team for their launch of ROConnoisseur at Jetty at the Port this summer (congrats guys!). This project had been a long time in the making for the Team, and they have finally made it happen. Watch all the episodes here. 

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the Rochesteriat

The Rochester Twilight Criterium also returned this year for another show-stopper race in downtown. If you missed a chance to see this and join in the thousands of people downtown, here was our post on 5 Things You NEED to Know about the Twilight Criterium, read it so you can be ready for 2018!

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the Rochesteriat

Friend and local artist phenom, Thievin' Stephen doing a pre-launch painting for local band Joywave's new album. Find this mural outside Nagle's Observance at 45 Euclid Street.

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the Rochesteriat

A walk in Mt. Hope Cemetery is always beautiful, over the summer while everything is lush and green, or in the fall as the leaves start to change colors (our 2 favorite times to go for a walk).

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the Rochesteriat

Boxcar Donuts opened early in the summer providing great coffee and fancy donuts to the masses and they did not disappoint.

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the Rochesteriat

Lastly, something that we're extremely excited about in our own neighborhood is the focus and attention from the City on the Washington Square Park.

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the Rochesteriat

With a massive clean-up effort to clean and restore the Soldiers and Sailors Monument as well as the Austrian Cannon, we're excited to be a part of the Washington Square Park Community Association and help with the efforts of improving our area of downtown.

To see more pictures on the progress in our neighborhood, check out our recent post:


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