When Chocolate & Vines proprietor Michael transformed the first floor of his historic home into a wine bar, he strove to preserve the space’s sense of domestic comfort: stenciled wallpaper and crystal-draped chandeliers adorn the sunlit dining room, where guests can cruise free WiFi.
This sense of delicate grandeur matches Chocolates & Vines sugary treats: chocolate truffles’ glossy shells are laced with intricate designs, and cakes sport tufts of mousse and layers of mascarpone. Servers are happy to recommend flavor pairings from Chocolate & Vines’ menu of more than 100 wines and beers. Alternatively, guests can opt to sip French-pressed coffees and herbal teas.
Since 1999, Jitters has been calming all manner of cravings with a menu that blends the best aspects of a pizzeria, sandwich shop, and independent coffee house. The café roasts its own coffee to create mochas, caramel lattes, and cappuccinos, and turns its blenders on full speed to whip up more than 60 smoothies and shakes in flavors such as Vermont maple or blackberry cream. Subs and ciabatta sandwiches join a menu of brick oven pizzas such as a Jamaican jerk pie with mozzarella and chicken or a Popeye pizza, which arrives decorated with mozzarella, ricotta, spinach, and an anchor tattoo.
Since 1987, the specialists at Encore Chocolates have been sweetening weddings, holidays, and special get-togethers with handmade chocolate specialties. For each artisan truffle and cream-filled candy, the team selects the perfect type of chocolate based on sweetness, creaminess, and texture. Products range from delicate milk chocolate with 33% cocoa to bold bittersweet chocolate with 72% cocoa, which pairs well with naturally sweet foods such as ripe berries or syrup milked fresh from a maple tree.
Eye-Candy Clothing's staff helps style-conscious shoppers cultivate a personalized look, culling both women's and men's fashions from the boutique's racks and shelves. As chronicled in Rochester Business Journal, Eye-Candy Clothing was launched in 2009 by professional graphic designer Nadine Ball, who even designs some garments herself. Pieces from button-down shirts by Lucky Nahum to custom-made tees by artist Frank Versace swathe bodies in season-tailored wear. The shop stocks a cadre of accessories as well, such as bracelets brighter than Einstein dangling from a chandelier in a dapper tux. A white-and-deep-pink color scheme informs the shop’s aesthetic, as well as whimsical animal décor mounted on the wall.
Just big enough to meet all your natural foods and product needs. great organic produce. really tasty grab n go deli with vegan and gluten free options. wonderful sales. celebrating 10 years at our current location. community owned by more than 1500 folks.
Diners in the mood for breakfast fare can stop in anytime at Ludwig's Center Stage Cafe, where the kitchen cooks up eggs, french toast, and fluffy pancakes all day. The menu also includes a lunch spread of veggie burgers and deli sandwiches, each served with a choice of side. During warmer months, customers can enjoy their meal on the flower-bordered outdoor patio.