From bread to produce to refreshing beverages, the shelves at Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli in Rochester are well-stocked with great grocery items and more.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Tired of the same old recipes? Pick up some seasonings and spices from here and try out a brand new and creative recipe.
Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen...or at least don't spend a lot of time in it. The frozen food here is a great way to whip up a meal in minutes.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Feeling hungry? Canned food from Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli makes for a quick and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner option.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
The cuts of meat here are tender and fresh. Pick up a selection of meats today and start your weekend off with a barbecue.
When you're trying to upgrade your cooking, adding flavor is essential. Create supple and tarter flavors by exploring the wonders vinegar and oil can add to your cuisine by shopping for them here.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
You can find parking easily in the surrounding area.
When your kitchen is getting scarce on groceries, swing by Fox's Fresh Cut Meats and Deli in Rochester today and stock up.
Rochester's Midtown Cafe has an assortment of grocery items, from frozen goods to fresh produce to freshly baked breads.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Midtown Cafe and get creative with your sandwiches.
A healthy and light snack from Midtown Cafe is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
When you're looking to eat something delicious but have literally no time, you'll want to try the delicious frozen food here. It's a shortcut to perfectly scrumptious food.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Midtown Cafe and feel energized all day.
Without a doubt, the best vinegar and oil options are stocked on the shelves at their terrific store.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Midtown Cafe.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Midtown Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
Pick up some noodles from Midtown Cafe and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
For cool, refreshing H20, Midtown Cafe's got you covered.
Stock up the pantry with tasty canned goods from the shelves here.
Here you can find a range of nearby parking spots, which helps make your commute less stressful.
Get in and get out of Midtown Cafe with some of the freshest herbs and produce in Rochester.
Flames dance inside the wood-fired oven at The Gate House Cafe, heating its gleaming surfaces to temperatures as high as 700 degrees. The oven's radiant heat is the backbone of the eatery's rustic, comfort-driven menu, yielding dishes that range from gourmet pizzas and chicken wings to wood-fired macaroni and goat cheese.
Gate House Cafe's pizzas are named after Rochester landmarks, but their culinary inspiration comes from southern Italy. Chef Ross Hopkins and his team knead dough made with Tipo 00 Italian flour, topping it off with organic mozzarella and tomatoes from San Marzano valley. They serve creative pies, too, such as the ones below, and often use ingredients from their organic garden.
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Asiago and ricotta cheeses lend an extra layer of creaminess to the MAG pie, and fried eggplant adds toothsome texture.
Hummus is an unexpected pizza-topper, but here, it works well alongside grilled vegetables, goat cheese, roasted garlic, and tomato coulis.
Gluten-Free or Vegan
With toppings that include blackened sirloin, blue cheese, and asparagus, The Strasenburgh delivers the sumptuousness of a steak-house dinner in pizza form.
Chef Hopkins is happy to accommodate gluten-free and vegan diners.
A Conscientious Culinary Philosophy
Conscientious culinary practices are intrinsic to the menu at The Gate House Cafe. Hopkins and his team embrace sustainability by serving cage-free eggs and organic dairy products. The restaurant goes beyond using ecofriendly ingredients, though. The Gate House Cafe operates solely on solar and wind power.
Chili's serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Rochester's Greece district.
Chili's knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Time to cheers to another week in the can at Chili's.
Chili's can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Chili's is all about comfort.
Chili's is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Chili's is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Meals at Chili's usually set you back about $30 per diner.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Chili's, pay by major credit card.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Chili's.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at Chili's.
Chili's has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Check out eccentric Boulder Coffee Co. in Rochester's South Wedge district for the next wave of coffee culture.
Boulder Coffee Co. is a local, healthy restaurant that caters to those with dietary needs, especially those with gluten-free sensitivities.
This coffee shop also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
This coffee shop is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Boulder Coffee Co.'s outdoor patio seating.
Boulder Coffee Co. caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Boulder Coffee Co.
This coffee shop offers carryout for your convenience.
The coffee shop also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Boulder Coffee Co. to your next party or event.
Those driving to Boulder Coffee Co. can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
At Boulder Coffee Co., diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Enjoy a filling and affordable meal without going over your budget at Boulder Coffee Co.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Boulder Coffee Co. and taste test your way through the menu.
For coffee that's more than just a cup of joe, make Boulder Coffee Co. your next stop.
So start your day off on the right foot with a tasty cup of coffee from the highly-rated Boulder Coffee Co.
Visit Overtime Sports Bar and Grill for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Rochester's Greece.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Overtime Sports Bar and Grill's happy hour.
At Overtime Sports Bar and Grill, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Customers here often groove to live music or a DJ.
Dance to the beat of a live DJ and show off your moves on the restaurant floor.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Put the suit away when heading to Overtime Sports Bar and Grill — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Overtime Sports Bar and Grill can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Don't waste time searching for parking, we've done all the work for you. Spaces available here.
At Overtime Sports Bar and Grill, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Cut out the sky-high price tags, add incredible flavor and an awesome menu and what do you get? Overtime Sports Bar and Grill is the answer to finding great food at even better prices!
Head on over to Overtime Sports Bar and Grill first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Overtime Sports Bar and Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When you have a hunger craving, head over to Overtime Sports Bar and Grill and treat yourself to an American classic.
If you're looking for classic American fare, try Overtime Sports Bar and Grill for your next meal.
As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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A dainty sweet-potato bourbon cake (seen above). A deconstructed cheesecake topped with a sphere of fruit purée. A crème brûlée decorated with delicate, edible flowers. Ceviche plated to look more like a frothy cocktail than a bite of raw fish. These are just a few of the dishes that Chef Roque Heidler has conceptualized, plated, and posted to Instagram over the years.
Jump to his five tips for food photography.
This Tulsa chef is a bit of a Renaissance man. First and foremost, he works at The Chalkboard, an elegant New American restaurant where he does triple-duty as chef de cuisine, pastry chef, and resident plating expert. There, he quickly earned a reputation for his immaculate desserts, which helped him win the Sweets category in the first annual Taste of Groupon Awards. But that’s just his day job.
Over the years, Chef Heidler’s explored all sorts of facets of the art world. He experimented with street art in his youth, and, early on in his career, he took a two-year hiatus from the food industry to work as a tattoo artist. Today, he’s using those art skills to create the stunning desserts that first caught our attention.
We had the chance to chat with Chef Heidler after he won his award recently. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.
Turning dining into an adventure
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For Chef Heidler, cooking is all about balancing the familiar and the surprising. “I generally like to do a take on my childhood favorites,” he explained. He starts with these classic dishes and infuses them with “some sort of whimsy” while maintaining their approachability.
Frequently, that whimsy he talks about comes in the form of some sort of sneaky molecular-gastronomy trick, be it dessert gels made with agar or fruit purées transformed into delicate spheres that crack open with the whack of a spoon. Or, consider his take on chocolate pie:
“I got ahold of some methylcellulose and I did this crazy, crazy mad-scientist chocolate pie … that had this strawberry-buttermilk foam and this methylcellulose chocolate filling. [The filling] would be liquid at 70 degrees, but once you heated it up to 140, it would turn into that custard state.” The resulting dessert balanced different temperatures, textures, and flavors—subverting the diners’ expectations about what a classic chocolate pie could be.
How his unique background inspires his food
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An artistic eye pervades everything Roque Heidler does. Though it’s been years since he did any street art or worked in a tattoo parlor, those experiences still give him a unique outlook on food: “I’ll look at flavors sometimes as colors, if that makes any sense. And I plate them out like that. Sometimes I’ll base a whole dish on a color and search for those flavors that go with it,” he said.
But over the years, he’s learned to let the flavors shine as much as the aesthetics. “Like, I mean, if you dig back a little deeper in [my career] ... you’ll see more of that really, really modernistic art on the plate, and I’ve dialed back from that a lot. I kind of learned, you know, you’ve gotta plate to the crowd.”
Working under the constraints of a traditional Lebanese restaurant helped him strike the right balance even more. “I just would take their classic flavors and would try to just distribute it out in that street-art form, like, layers and different takes and elevating it with different textures. But working under that [chef] taught me a lot about not detracting from the flavors so much that you couldn’t tell where it was from.”
Plating food like a pro
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Now that he’s traded in no-frills Lebanese cuisine for fine dining at The Chalkboard, Chef Heidler has a lot more room to experiment with his food’s presentation. But even though he knows that many of his diners will rush to snap and post photos of these beautiful plates, he tries not to let that Instagram culture shape what he does too much.
“I don’t think about 6 o’clock. I don’t think about any sort of clockwise on a plate. I more or less look for that overall balance from a bird’s eye view,” he said. That’s because when a plate is placed in front of a diner, that’s the first perspective they get. And this first impression is important—even if the guest immediately drops down to plate level to snap that perfect piece of food-porn photography.
They say that you eat with your eyes first, so moments like these are vital to a restaurant’s success. But last impressions are just as important as first ones at The Chalkboard. “I love doing the plate ups on desserts because it’s gonna be the last thing that sticks in your mind when you leave,” Chef Heidler said.
Five tips for improving your food photography
When his knack for plating, arts background, and love of Instagram, Chef Heidler is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to food photography. That’s why we took the opportunity to ask him for some of his best tips.
1. Find the best lighting.
Natural light is your friend.
2. Shoot on neutral backgrounds.
Chef Heidler works on gray tables at The Chalkboard, but he recommends photographing your own food on “anything black or white—that’s always going to give another element to your photo.”
3. Combine different textures.
Varying textures form the most interesting compositions. “Try to provide three different textures, be it a purée, be it a frozen element, be it something crunchy. ... That’s what’s going to give you that depth in your dish.”
4. Add some acid to boost the colors.
This is especially true if you’re photographing a dish you cooked yourself. “[Acid] will give you those bright, vibrant colors everybody tries to achieve,” he suggests. This usually means adding lemon juice or white vinegar to a dish to bring out its natural green, purples, or reds.
5. Try different angles.
He explains, “Take a step around, even if it’s like, I don’t know, 6 inches from where you were just at. You might capture a cooler way.”
Don’t roll up to the bar trying to stump Brandon Phillips. Brandon knows his cocktails. And he likes a challenge. As the bar director at Chicago’s The Duck Inn, he’s had more than a few. As he told us:
A neighborhood guest was positive I couldn’t make him an old-fashioned that tasted like a prime-rib dinner. A little beef bouillon, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, rum, and voilà, the Prime Rib Old-Fashioned was born.
In the video below, hear more on craft, cocktail culture, and good old-fashioned hospitality directly from Brandon, the winner in our inaugural Taste of Groupon Awards for the The Drink Award for the Advancement of Potent Potables.