The brainchild of a moonlighting firefighter, Triple Deuces fosters the tight camaraderie of a real flame-wrestling unit with an inviting ambience and a varied menu of bites and beverages. The fire-engine-red walls hung with firefighting memorabilia and soot-stained suits thematically match Triple Deuces' lineup of fire starters, such as The Freelancer chicken wings in four increasingly incendiary flavors ($10.95) and Nozzleman fried calamari ($8.95). Louder stomach snarls can be squelched with a Backdraft BLT wrap ($7.95) or a traditional Fireman's Badge of thick bologna topped with cheese, tomato, and onion sided with sweet-potato fries ($5.95). Novelty miniature adults, meanwhile, can sharpen their baby teeth on a Junior Firefighter of either spaghetti, hot dogs, grilled cheese, or chicken fingers ($4.95).
The Classy Cookie & Deli boasts an eclectic menu befitting any occasion, from quick lunches for on-the-go eaters to excessively slow meals meant to put off the evening's grueling ticklefights. Mother and daughter team Helene Weaver and Heidi Kornrich use their familial telepathy to silently collaborate on items such as the CC Special ($5.50), a quarter pound of roast beef served on a roll with cheese, lettuce, and Russian dressing and accompanied by a cookie for dessert, or a chicken-salad sandwich ($4.25) or sub ($5.25), served with lettuce and tomato on your choice of white, wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread. Mouth-warming hot sandwiches stoke food-fueled fires of self-actualization—make friends with the meatball sub with mozzarella ($5.25) or dig into the dijon-laced hot pastrami and swiss cheese ($5.25). After lunch, guests can calm uppity stomachs with a dozen old-fashioned cookies ($5.50) or a slice of Southern Comfort whiskey cake ($2.75/slice).
Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for over 60 years in downtown Rochester, New York. Our mission has been to provide the best possible showcase for actors and actresses, theater artists and technicians
Rusted Root is a six-member jam-centric rock band that transcends genres with influences from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and parts of space still unidentified. With more than 3 million albums sold worldwide, Rusted Root has been crushing live shows with an energetic stage presence and incredible sound since their 1992 debut. The talented sound architects might blast eardrums with the high-paced jam "Ecstasy", soulfully bring the crowd "Back to the Earth", and perhaps even shindig on stage with the crowd favorite "Send Me on My Way", which happens to be NASA's choice as "wake-up" music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
When she's not wrangling her three kiddos, Rachele Maier shares her talents and experience as a pole dancer. The proud mom began practicing pole in 1991 and immediately embraced its graceful movements and tummy-toning effects. Today, she owns and operates her own pole-dancing fitness studio—Tangent's Pole Aerobics—where she draws from her years of practice and certification in fitness training to lead a variety of instructional and fitness-based classes.
Her oldest daughter's artwork speckles the walls of her spacious studio, where she leads students through pole-dancing tricks, transitions, and techniques on nine 12-foot poles. She also conducts classes in theatrical dance, lap dancing, and floor routines along the studio's hardwood floors. During her private instructional parties, she dims the lights and turns on the strobes, making students feel like they're strutting their stuff in a club or the coolest library of all time.