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Recipes for the last days of summer

Labor Day might be the unofficial end to summer, but if you’re like me, you’re not ready to let go just yet. One part of summer I always miss is fresh fruit and vegetables and all the summer time recipes that can come straight out of the garden.

John Freeze, the executive chef of The Erie Grill at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge, was nice enough to share some of his favorite recipes right out of The Erie Grill cookbook:

Artful, Sporty and Unique Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Our household is a bit obsessed with baseball right now.  One son plays the game and is a die-hard Red Sox fan.

Spot Coffee on East Avenue is open for business

Spot Coffee on East Avenue is open for business

Spot Coffee on East Avenue is open. It has been closed since October for renovations.

The layout stayed pretty much the same but the look has been updated. The biggest change is that they now serve pizza. There is also a wall in the middle of the coffee shop which splits the space so that a new retailer can move in next door.

SPoT Coffee reopens Friday

SPoT Coffee reopens Friday

 

It's a question we've been asking for months. When will SPoT Coffee reopen? SPoT Coffee, on the corner of East Avenue and Matthews Street has been under construction since October.    

The good news is we will all get a chance to go check it out beginning this Friday at 6 a.m.

For those who love SPoT Coffee, it's been a long time coming. "You guys have been calling, emailing, faxing, checking the website. So us closing showed us how important we are to this city," said Richard Gress, President of U.S. Operations, SPoT Coffee.

SPoT Coffee on East Avenue in the city has been closed since last October for renovations, but today, News 10NBC got a sneak peek at the new space. "If you look around you'll see that we've redone the floor.

Owners say Spot Coffee to reopen May 23

Owners say Spot Coffee to reopen May 23

Many people have been asking, "When will Spot Coffee on East Avenue reopen?"  Well, we finally have answer. The owners of Spot Coffee tell News 10NBC they are hoping to reopen on Monday May 23.

Spot closed last October to undergo thousand of dollars in renovations. The shop will now serve gourmet pizzas, which are featured at other cafe locations.

The cafe worked with the Rochester Preservation Board to keep the space true to its history. The building housed "Hallman Chevrolet" for several years.

Sticky Lips BBQ celebrates 7 years, holds Atomic Bomb Challenge for BBQ lovers

Sticky Lips BBQ is celebrating their 7th Anniversary Friday and Saturday April 22 and 23.

The celebration includes lunch and dinner specials, drink specials, contests and giveaways.

Die-hard BBQ lovers can show their Sticky Lips pride Friday by entering The Atomic Bomb Challenge. The Challenge includes 1 pound of hambuger, 1 pound of pulled pork, 1 pound of french fries and a quarter-pound of cheese, as well as four strips of bacon, meat sauce and other burger toppings like lettuce, tomato and onion.

Each contestant in the Challenge gets 30 minutes to finish the Atomic Bomb. Anybody able to finish within the time wins bragging rights and a Sticky Lips Atomic Bomb Challenge T-shirt.

The Challenge starts Friday at 7 p.m. at the restaurant on Culver Road at Atlantic Avenue.

Boulder Coffee to expand by opening former Spin Caffé locations

Two Rochester coffee shops will be getting a new life this spring.

According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Boulder Coffee Company has bought two of the three closed Spin Caffé locations.

The downtown locations, in the Crossroads Building on State Street, is set to be open by the end of the month. It will take on a new name of Java Joe's. The shop on Park Avenue, which will keep the Boulder Coffee name, is expected to open by the end of May.

Owner Lyjha Wilton says the new Boulder on Park will serve alcohol and offer live entertainment, as well as serving coffee and food. It will undergo a makeover to make it more of a "living-room-type space," according to Wilton.

With the new purchases, Boulder will have five local shops. The other shops are at Brooks Landing, on Alexander Street in the South Wedge and at the Rochester Public Market.