Rochester is booming and new places are opening in the city all the time, sometimes it's hard to keep track of it all. Here are some of the recent businesses and places that should be on your radar.
The newest establishment to hit Railroad Street is Bitter Honey. In their own words "Simply put, we're a casual neighborhood restaurant serving up elevated and authentic Mexican fare in a family-style setting. In Mexico, meals are a time for sharing good conversation over even better food."
And don't forget the Mezcal.
Casks & Cocktails
It might be a little "off the beaten path" but not too far from the corner of South Ave and Woodbury you'll find Casks & Cocktails, located in front of Roc-Euro.
This shop is dedicated to the cocktails - you'll find barware, recipe books, bitters, spirits and everything you need for a tasty drink or to complete (or start) your own home bar set.
Fifth Frame Brewing
New to the St. Paul Quarter is Fifth Frame Brewing. Currently they are serving up coffee beverages and food, soon to be adding beer. While the coffee is not roasted at the shop they do have a warehouse in the city where this happens along with the brewery portion of the business. Stay tuned for later hours, beer, and beer infused with coffee!
Spectra at Sibley Square
Sibley Square continues its renovations with the recent opening of Spectra at Sibley Square. In this mixed-use building, Spectra is the residential side, with studios, one, two, three bedroom floor plans and a ton of amenities. We cannot wait to see what else comes to Sibley's over the next few years (cafes, restaurants, more retail?).
The Spirit Room
The Spirit Room, on State Street, is a southern & soul food inspired restaurant & literary lounge. "Taking its historical theming & visual impact from the notorious sisters, Maggie & Kate Fox, The Spirit Room showcases Rochester's literary culture through dynamic poetry readings, book releases & micro-theater while providing beautiful craft cocktails & food in a unique environment."
BONUS: Living Roots Wine & Co.
We've been waiting eagerly to hear when Living Roots Wine & Co. would open after spotting a sign outside the vacant space on University Ave a few months ago. Living Roots is Rochester's first urban winery. Husband and Wife team, Colleen and Sebastian, are producing small batch wines with New York State grapes and ones from South Australia (where Sebastian is from). Check it out!
What else would you add to the list? Or what is coming soon that Rochester should know about? Let us know in the comments!
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