CT Eats

CT Eats: Jay’s Diner, Late-Night Edition

To honor the mindset of “random midnight cravings,” we decided on the deep-fried fantail shrimp, chocolate chip pancakes, lasagna, and a Mexican sundae.

CT Eats: Wegmans’ restaurants surprisingly classy

My entree was the ziti alla montanara, featuring luscious butternut squash and a sumptuous porcini and parmesan cream sauce. This dish had a stellar balance of salty, cheesy, earthy, and sweet flavors.

CT Eats: Yummy Garden Part II

After months of sorrowful separation, Shagun and I ventured back to Yummy Garden for another taste of glory. This time for the hot pot, as promised. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the hot pot experience is essentially cooking your own food in boiling broth at your table.

CT Eats: Pittsford Farms Dairy provides pastry perfection

The mousse had a light tangy raspberry flavor that paired perfectly with the sweeter white chocolate glaze. The texture was a technical dream: beautifully aerated and fluffy. The layer of cake, the foundation for this pastry, was luxuriously light and marvelously moist. A perfect parcel of pastry.

CT Eats: The Cocoa Crawl 2K19

The flavor was pure chocolate, none of that sugary Swiss Miss fake chocolate flavoring — just deep, rich ganache. The airy sweetness was paired with notes of a dark chocolate bitterness. To top it off (literally), the fresh homemade whipped cream had a lovely vanilla flavor and the proper richness to stand up to the chocolate.

CT Eats: Equal Grounds Coffee House, the perfect Rochester café

Last semester, I was on a short-lived quest to find the perfect cozy Rochester café. After Founders Café totally missed that mark, I moved on, but I’m happy that I resurrected the mission. Cake with sugar, chai with spice, and everything nice over at Equal Grounds Coffee House.

CT Eats: The Old Toad has British warmth for the Rochester cold

Pub food isn’t about complexity or culinary perfection. It’s about some good old-fashioned comfort. And The Old Toad definitely comforted me and my soul on one of those -14 wind chill days when I question why on Earth I decided to move further upstate for school.

CT Eats: Simply Crepes is simply inviting

Simply Crepes is super cozy with warm tones, wood tables, high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and mini chandeliers that add a touch of class. I’ll decree it country-glam.

CT Eats: Pita’s got a piece of my heart

If the Campus Times were some sort of pagan college newspaper society, I would definitely be thanking the CT Eats gods right now for blessing me with such great experiences of Mediterranean meals.

CT Eats: Founders Cafe nice but not impressive

While there is a gorgeous, bright mural on one of the walls, the overall atmosphere and décor did not lend themselves to that really comfortable vibe I was searching for. The food also seemed to follow this theme of “nice, but not too impressive.”