A portmanteau of “mozzarella” and “pepperoni” gave Marvin Mozzeroni’s its playful name, but the origins of the restaurant itself are rooted in New York. The pizzeria was founded by two Rochester natives in 2004 as Starving Marvin's Pizza before they changed the name in 2007 when they turned their single eatery into a franchise. To this day native New Yorkers own and operate the five locations found throughout the state, including their two new locations in Henrietta and Greece.
The emphasis here is on their numerous specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and made fresh daily with hand-tossed dough. They come with a thick or thin crust and homemade red or white sauce, and can be ordered whole or by the slice. The menu also features other Italian food, including calzones and chicken parmigiana, as well as a mix of American-style classics such as hoagies, cheeseburgers, wings with homemade sauce and bleu cheese, and hot dogs. Those with food allergies can opt for gluten-free pizza.
The disc men at Caraglio's Pizza melt golden cheese atop 16-inch New York–style pies, slicing them into 12 and applying them liberally to the stomach pangs of hungry diners. Hot dough discs come slathered in a traditional red or white garlic sauce that simmers in cheesy craters like a savory caldera. Each of the dozen slices has a boneless chicken wing to match, completing meals with a choice of five flavors, from mild buffalo and barbecue to a caribbean jerk sauce spicy enough to furl the tongue like a slap bracelet.
Ensconced in retro diner décor, 58 Main serves up a menu choc full Italian and American favorites. Prepare your noodle dock for a bevy of pasta-centric options, such as baked penne smothered in tomato meat sauce beneath a duo of scrumptious meatballs ($10.95). Or, take a cue from your Americana surroundings and grab one of 58 Main's certified Angus beef steaks ($12.95–$19.95). The bacon-and-cheese-infused house burger ($7.95) mollifies overworked, underfed stomachs, while tunes from the jukebox sate undershuffled feet. 58 Main also features wholesome wraps, soups, fresh salads, and a new barbecue menu of slow-cooked and smoked southern-style dishes. 58 Main’s new wraparound patio and full bar fuel endless discussions about the feasibility of squirrel butlers.
Main Street Pizza's crew of artisan pie-throwers expertly flattens doughy canvases into circles of New York–style flavor, applying a saucy glaze and a coat of cheese to complete the handmade, stone-cooked creations. After wandering alongside the Erie Canal or through the SUNY Brockport campus, diners can replenish stomachs with a crunchy, thin-crust pie topped with bubbly cheese ($9/12", $10.25/14", $12.25/16", $13.50/18") and garnish a circular delight with extra toppings such as pepperoni, meatballs, and artichokes ($1.50 each). If teeth need a bigger bite challenge, treat them to the thicker crust of the traditional-style pie ($9.25/12", up to $21.50/32-slice sheet). Wings can be gussied up with a variety of sauces ($7.25/12, $6.25/10 boneless wings), and a 6-inch ham sub ($5.25), a third-pound cheeseburger ($3.75), or a manicotti with meatballs pasta dinner ($7.85) provide alternative opportunities to quench protein thirsts.
Elected to the PGA as an instructor in 1977, Gary Tatar has spent more than three decades helping students find the middle of the fairway and the bottom of the cup. Gary draws his greenside manner from World Golf Hall of Fame coach Harvey Penick, who taught him the importance of simple and direct communication and practical training devices rather than imparting swing advice via sand-trap hieroglyphs.
During private lessons, Gary often enlists the help of 3-D video analysis so players can view their own swing and better understand his feedback. Gary also imparts his pin-hunting panache in playing lessons at Deerfield Country Club, where he gives advice in real time and fields course management questions, such as what club to hit off of the tee and how to overcome a fear of being abandoned by one's golf ball.
As boaters meander down the historic Erie Canal, they can catch a glimpse of The Galley Restaurants' kitschy wooden signs. Both the Spencerport and Brockport locations call the canal's shores home, drawing in guests with a menu of American comfort fare. Cheery umbrellas speckle the expansive river-view patios, where guests enjoy fresh seafood, thick burgers, pastas, or combinations of chicken, barbecue, and classic American side dishes from a hearty buffet. Inside, nautical and pirate decor bedeck the walls, echoing the riverfront digs. The Spencerport location hosts karaoke on a 12-foot video wall every Saturday night, welcoming guests to belt out their favorite Beatles' hits or hip-hop renditions of beloved sea chanties.