Customer Spotlight

Success Stories: Panzari’s Italian Bistro

Owners: Stan & Reema Debkowski Location: 321 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, NY 14608 Phone: (585)546-7290 • Nestled in the heart of the “Corn Hill Historical Art District” of Rochester, New York, Panzari’s Italian Bistro has been offering eclectic Italian dining with quaint and charming ambiance for close to 14 years. The wide variety of clientele includes businesspeople, families, and even ...

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Success Stories: Branca

Owners: Josh & Jenna Miles Location: 683 Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: (585) 310-7415 • A neighborhood Italian eatery in Bushnell’s Basin, a hamlet east of Rochester, New York, Branca honors the storied culinary history of Italy by offering simple yet flavorfully complex dishes. Their fresh, handcrafted food is truly authentic Italian and they make everything in-house, including ...

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Success Stories: Grand Central Market

Owner: Lou Ciucci Location: 71 Route 6, Baldwin Place, NY Phone: (914) 628-0655 • If you are looking for a great homemade meal, sandwich, or salad, then we recommend giving Grand Central Market a try. Located in New York, the market offers a family friendly environment, original recipes, and some great specialty items. The signature items Grand Central Market’s ...

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Customer Spotlight: Shortstop Deli

Shortstop Deli Combines Top-Notch Custom Sandwiches with Customer Service Shortstop Deli first opened in 1978 as a convenience store, later transitioning to a deli that has been building custom sandwiches for over 30 years. Now a staple of the Ithaca, New York, community, Shortstop’s business is built around their hot and cold made-to-order sandwiches combined with a friendly, community-spirited staff ...

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Success Stories: Amiel’s The Original Submarine

Owner: Amiel J. Mokhiber Jr. Locations: 3027 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY • ph:(585) 427-0770 60 Cobblestone Court, Victor, NY • ph:(585) 223-8330 • Opened in 1963, Amiel’s the Original Submarine uses only the finest ingredients in its submarines. It has an in-house bakery where they bake rolls in small batches to keep them fresh all day long. Amiel’s slow ...

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Success Stories: The Depot Restaurant


Owner: Judy Hurlburt Location: 4 1/2 Railroad Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820 Phone: (607) 433-2074 • The Depot Restaurant, an old train depot turned tavern and restaurant, is the “Cheers” of Oneonta, NY. Initially built in the early 1900s as a part of the Ulster and Delaware train line, after the train line closed in the early 1970s, a new ...

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Success Stories: Magnolia’s


Owner: Sue & Tony Palermo Location: 366 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Phone: (585) 271-7380 • In the mood for something fresh and healthy in the Rochester, NY, area? We recommend Magnolia’s Deli & Cafe. When asked what her signature dishes were, Sue Palermo, co-owner of Magnolia’s, gave quite the extensive list, because everything offered at Magnolia’s, simply put, ...

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Customer Spotlight: The Revelry, Branca & Buffalo Proper


If you are looking to have a unique and exemplary dining experience, we would like to introduce three establishments that bring you a historical charm and hospitable ambiance combined with a fresh modern twist on old cuisines and beverages. Owner Josh Miles developed three concepts that all inherit a traditional home-grown appeal and combine it with chic and sophisticated entrees ...

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Success Stories: Hot Tamale & Between the Buns

Between the Buns

Four years ago Marc Morley opened Hot Tamale, a Mexican-influenced restaurant in Potsdam, NY that offers fresh, never frozen food, providing the area with quick, healthy options. Morley and his fiancé have since opened two more locations in Cortland and Canton. Last year, Morley opened Between the Buns, a gastro-pub and gourmet sandwich establishment, also featuring fresh, never frozen ingredients. ...

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Success Stories: Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties

Carm's Pizza House & Specialties

A new and different pizza house is opening up in Tunkhannock, and it’s called Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties. Owner Suzanne Gallela and her husband, Bobby, named the place after his mother and feature her recipes. “It’s been Bobby’s dream for years to open a restaurant of his own,” said Gallela. Of course they serve pizza—several different varieties including stuffed ...

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