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Old 03-19-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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"I had a good burger at Sticky Lips the other day called the trash heap...."

I've never been a fan of the Garbage Plate but I really liked the one I got at Vic and Irv's. The worst one was at Don's Original.

Re Pizza, does everyone know that Bay Goodman is operating in a little shop at Winton and Blossom? There are all kinds of pizza but theirs is a good kind and of course Bay Goodman is a Rochester Hall of Famer.

S
I'm not to far from there, I know right where it is. I'll have to give it a try.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:50 AM
 
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The place has been sanitized, homogenized, and made safe for suburban weenies.
Oh no! Where will all the city slickers from Ontario and Webster go to get a burger!?
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Oh no. The original Pontillo's is closed? I suppose there are some self-centered people who don't get why that's a big deal but it is.

But there is more.

Tom's Original out in Ontario, with the yummiest, cheesiest cheeseburger I've ever had, has been taken over by the Bill Grey syndicate. The burgers are now the slightly-better-than-mediocre Rochester corporate burger, and worse, they cleaned out the decades of accumulated decorative junk and even got rid of the vintage menu/price sign. The place has been sanitized, homogenized, and made safe for suburban weenies.

But there is more.

Paolo's Burrito joint on the origin on East Henrietta Road is closing. Now where are we going to get great burritos, great help-yourself chips and salsa, and exactly the right environment?

I can't take this.

S
Places do get taken over but in the case of Tom's Original the plot thickens.

Tom's is Tom Grey, his dad owned the empire and originally that place was a Bill Grey's, I know them both (actually Bill is now deceased I believe). Great folks all of them.

A friend of mine manages several of the places now, they are all pretty much hamburg joints to me. If I want good junk food I make it myself..
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Where was Toms Original in Ontario? I know there has been a Bill Grays out there for years on 104.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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I don't think one pontillo's out in Batavia closing down means all of our local food joints are "gong to hell". The Ground Round disappeared a long time ago and that was certainly a loss; but I think there is still plenty of opportunity for good local eats in Rachacha.
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