Monday, December 7, 2015

Mesa Grande Taqueria, is a California-Mexican style restaurant in the Perinton Square Mall

Mesa Grande Taqueria, is a California-Mexican style restaurant in the Perinton Square Mall (6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd.; it faces Rt. 250).  This casual restaurant has a lot in common with the Chipotle chain of restaurants, in that you choose your entrée (burrito, burrito bowl, salad, quesadilla), choose the  ingredients you want in that entrée (rice, beans, lettuce, cilantro, meat, etc.), and the employee makes the entrée as you move along the food line.  The add-ins are fresh and some are a nice surprise from the Chipotle version, such as the offering of cilantro and a wonderful Maple Chipotle Vinaigrette salad dressing.  If you live in Fairport the Taqueria is a great option and much closer than a Chipotle.  The staff is always friendly and helpful and the food delicious!

TK’s Pizzeria in Fairport, serving up pizza from its location since 1975

TK’s Pizzeria is a Fairport “institution”, serving up pizza from its location in the Fairport Village since 1975.  With fresh dough made daily, you choose whether your crust is thin, medium or thick; “hot, fresh and made to order”.  TK’s also serves up submarine sandwiches, wings and salads.  There is a reason it’s been open for 40 years – it’s good pizza!  TK’s has an area to eat-in; take-out or delivery is also available.  One caution- this is a cash-only business!  Located at 27 Liftbridge Lane E, Fairport.

Bocaccini’s Italian Bistro & Bar is a comfortable restaurant in the Perinton Square Mall

Bocaccini’s Italian Bistro & Bar is a comfortable restaurant in the Perinton Square Mall, Fairport.  The décor is very welcoming and the food, delicious!  The Antipasti/Appetizer menu includes such staples as greens and beans and calamari, but also offers zucchini fritte, crab cake casino and fried boca balls, among other things. Whether you are in the mood for paninis and wraps, thin crust brick oven pizza, or something heartier, you will find what you are looking for at Bocaccini’s.  Their pasta menu lists 17 choices; entrees include chicken, pork, beef and fish choices.  A cheerful bar area resides in the restaurant offering well drinks, beer and wine.  Bocaccini’s is located at 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. and is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday; dinner only on Sunday.

AMF Fairview Lanes, Fairport, NY Bowling Alley & Bar

Fairview Lanes is just past the canal as you leave the Village of Fairport.  Centrally located, Fairview offers traditional bowling on 24 lanes.  But there is so much more available here!   Consider hosting a bowling birthday party, a corporate event or an adult party.  A snack bar with a revamped menu now offers snacks, appetizers, salads, burgers, beverages, and more.  And for the adults in your party, AMF Fairview has a separate bar area to watch your favorite sports on TV, or challenge your friends to a game of pool.  Fairview has some great enticements as well -- $2 Tuesdays! With games, shoes, and PBR beers just $2 each every Tuesday beginning after 8pm; College night is from 9mpm to close on Thursdays - unlimited bowling for a student-friendly price of $7 (shoe rental included!).  With our long Rochester winters, bowling at AMF Fairview is a great group activity.

Too many tools? Need something for a special project?

Is it time clean out your collection of tools on that work bench?  Looking to donate tools you no longer need?    A new retail store in Fairport, Tool Thrift Shop ( collects donated tools and resells them.  The store is located at 126 Fairport Village Landing in Fairport, is run entirely by volunteers, and is open on Tuesdays from 4-8pm; Fridays 11-6; and Saturdays 9-4.  You can bring in your tools (whether they work or not), hardware (screws, nails, etc.) and brass and copper in any form, during business hours, or, make an appointment by calling the store at 585-223-0484.

And if you are looking to complete a project before the holidays the store offers a huge selection of pre-owned tools, all in working condition.  Helpful staff and well-priced tools!

All proceeds benefit Senior Options for Independence (SOFI), a service of Fairport Baptist Homes Community Ministries.