Jen Brunett

I've been writing poems and short stories for as long as I could hold a pen! Though I do love all types of fiction and have some projects brewing, it seems as though I've been swimming in the vast waters of non-fiction throughout my adult life as a freelance writer. I even have a non-fiction book out there somewhere. For quite a few years I was a conceptual marketing writer for a company that handled clients like Kid Rock, White Stripes, MTV, Virgin and others biggin's of the entertainment industry. Above and beyond I'm a mom of 2 crazy little boys, married to a musician and whiskey maker and have a huge passion for music, the arts, food experiments, travel, and humor.

More by Jen Brunett

Premier Pastry - Every once in awhile, two entities come together to create something remarkable. Like chocolate and peanut butter (if you are into that sort of combination and aren’t allergic to nuts.) Separately, they have prominent tastes with one being salty and ... read more
Kombucha Culture: Tea with a Twist - Kombucha has been making quite a name for itself in the last few years. Where at one time there might have been an odd few brands on the cold shelves in a grocery store, now there are hundreds of varieties ... read more
John’s Tex Mex - How many times have you had an idea that you thought would be great if you could actually pull it off but decided not to do it for whatever reason? Maybe you were too busy or didn’t think you could ... read more
The Secret Life of El Destructo - You may have seen his paintings around town in places like Little Shop of Hoarders, LUX, Record Archive and Photo City Improv (the latter, having a continuous art show still going strong over 24 months) and thought to yourself delightedly, ... read more
Equal=Grounds - It’s been eleven years since Equal Grounds Coffee House broke proverbial ground in the South Wedge but its intention presented itself long before, when a frustrated couple wanted to do nothing more than hang out together in public. Except they ... read more
Spotlight On: Rose Vrbsky & Will Amsel - Let’s talk about pianos. Not just your standard upright or elegant baby grand. Square pianos; which were the first incarnation of the former two and were all the rage before 1860. They were the instrument of choice for families for ... read more
Spotlight On: The Mighty High and Dry - The Mighty High and Dry was coined as co-founder and South Wedge resident Alan Murphy was listening to satellite radio and noticing some trends feeding back to him in the form of singer-songwriters and their plights. “There was a simultaneous ... read more
Jay Lincoln - I think if you took a peek into the mind of Jay Lincoln (RIT Professor and Artist), you’d see a swirling kaleidoscope of vivid color— distorted hues rippling into one another with their own brand of vibrancy. You’d be slightly ... read more
Ashley Landon | Knotty Owl - Four-year-old Ashley Landon was heading for a life altering surprise when she was lead through the doors of the Memorial Art Gallery for the first time. Her passion for art. She found it right there at the Gallery and her ... read more
Lux Lounge - LUX LOUNGE is kind of a misfit toy, that welcomes other misfit toys in a misfit part of the city. Revolving works of local art decorate the interior, there are tables with body parts, handmade sconces and nuances of demons ... read more
Leaf Tea Bar - It’s no secret that all types of artists have found a cushy home within the South Wedge. From tattoos and Wall/Therapy, to cultivating an outstanding cocktail, music and beyond - something about this area has its own gravitational pull ... read more
Abode - Not all ideas bubbling from a couple of mimosas during a Sunday brunch manifest themselves into successful, eclectic brick and mortal businesses, but for these two ladies, they did. Co-Owners Ariane Krenichyn from Herkimer, NY and Amanda DeFisher, a ... read more
Mike “Deuce” Bellanca - In 2008, Mike “Deuce” Bellanca, founding pilot of Kamikaze Tattoo, parked his craft next to Boulder Coffee at 98 Alexander Street. Soon after he corralled a team of dedicated and talented artists to continue his mission of focusing on excellent ... read more