If you're trying to follow a special diet, whether it's Paleo, Weight Watchers, macrobiotic, microbiotic, symbiotic (okay, the last two aren't real diet plans) going out to eat is a challenge. When ordering you might as well just say, "Can you strip this entrée of anything that gives it flavor?" The partners at CoreLife Eatery (927 Holt Road, Webster) wanted to make it easier for people needing a meal away from home to find fresh, healthy, appealing food.
John Caveny, Larry Wilson, and Todd Mansfield opened the first CoreLife Eatery in Syracuse last May after the three noticed there really weren't a lot of healthy choices in the fast-casual restaurant scene. "Even if you were trying to eat healthy by ordering a salad," Caveny says, "the restaurant would offer chips or a cookie or soda on the side."
The concept at CoreLife Eatery is simply clean eating: no processed foods, and everything made fresh daily, from the bone broths to the salad dressings. "We're making food that tastes the way that it's supposed to," Caveny says. The bone broths are made with grass-fed beef and antibiotic-free chicken, utilizing the natural flavors and capturing the nutrients that, according to Caveny, just make you feel better.
The menu is broken down into three categories: bone broths, grains, and greens. Patrons order assembly-line style and choose from one of the restaurant's own creations, like the Sriracha Ginger Tofu and ancient grains bowl, or you can build your own with four ingredients for $5.95. "We've got vegans sitting next to someone doing the Paleo diet, sitting next to someone that came just because they wanted steak," Caveny says.
CoreLife Eatery is located at 927 Holt Road in Webster, and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 667-0001; eatatcore.com. CoreLife expects to open a Greece location in June.
College Town (1331 Mount Hope Avenue) will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature carnival games, food, selections from local breweries, and a Kids Fun Run that starts at 10:30 a.m. More information at collegetownrochester.com/play.
The Revelry (1290 University Avenue) will now host Tiki Mondays once a month. Tiki-themed cocktails and alcoholic slushies will be served and Hawaiian shirts will abound. Check for updates on The Revelry's Facebook page. Mahalo!
The Old Toad (277 Alexander Street) will host a four-course pairing dinner with Firestone Walker Brewing on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. The menu includes braised artichokes, pan-seared Branzino, stuffed lamb shank, and house-made dark chocolate semifreddo, all paired with selections from Firestone Walkers' roster of beers. Visit theoldtoad.com for more information.
Crepe N' Go has opened in the old Astoria space at 651 Monroe Avenue. The restaurant serves Chinese-style crepes, a popular street food in Northern China.
Texas De Brazil (22 Celebration Drive) is now open in College Town.
California Rollin has opened an express sushi bar at 695 Park Avenue. The restaurant features create your own rolls and bowls, along with a selection of the restaurant's more popular rolls and starters.
Tedwards (183 East Main Street) has closed.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated. Crepe N' Go is not owned or operated by the owners of Han Noodle Bar.