Rochester-Pittsford-Henrietta: Eateries, Please!
We are going to be in Rochester, NY for 3-4 days in late April.
We are interested in local institutions and just good-eats in just about any category. Especially seeking: Italian, Mexican, Indian, but frankly anything that is interesting to fellow Chowhounds will be useful to know.
I have been to Rochester a few times on business trips but mostly have encountered chain restaurants near my project in Greece. However, I have seen postings on this board in the past for downtown and other areas. I suggest you do a search if you have not already done so. There is a dinosaur bbq there which is good but that is a chain albeit a small one.
Please try to work in a stop at the Rochester Public Market if you are going to be in town on a Saturday morning (they are also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but there are fewer vendors on those days). It might be a little bit early for local produce, but there is plenty to eat! You can get tacos at the Market, and empanadas. There is also sometimes a vendor who sells Indian influenced breakfast sandwiches.
Another Rochester treasure is Swann's Market for German food, a small off the beaten path place with limited hours, but with a lot of friendliness and character. If you like sausages and schnitzel, you would like this place!
Voula's Greek Sweets for breakfast, lunch and baked goods! Monroe Avenue / Park Avenue is a great part of the city to wander around.
Ristorante Lucano is a place for a special meal (Italian).
I know there are several Indian restaurants in Henrietta, but I haven't been in a long time.