SWQ Autumn 2019

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The Secret Life of El Destructo

Jen Brunett SWQ Autumn 2019

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

Austin Lake

Betsy Harris SWQ Autumn 2019

Being a creative in Rochester is what Austin Lake does. A man interested in many creative pursuits, Austin writes, performs, and records all his own music as well as writes, directs, and shoots his own movies. And of course, he ... read more

Remembering Gina

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Autumn 2019

If you knew Gina Belardino, you most likely knew she loved her tortoises, Norm and Shelly, her latest rescue dog Angel, her cat, Lily and that she worked with her daughter Jennifer for 32 years at the South Wedge Barber ... read more

Natural Treasures

Tom Jones & Rose O'Keefe SWQ Autumn 2019

Mount Hope Cemetery is a treasure trove of natural beauty. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the magnificent trees there, hop on PlantsMap (plantsmap.com - a website that hosts botanical collections) and search “fomh”, short for Friends of ... read more

Cheese Boards 101

Chris Jones SWQ Autumn 2019

When I was a kid my dad used to take me to the Rochester Public Market on Saturdays and each time we went he would pick up different types of cheese to try. I remember my mom complaining about the ... read more

More Cheese Please

Bill Skillern SWQ Autumn 2019

When starting a major career change, the best first day ever has to be coming in to Swiftwater Brewing and ‘working’ a few hours in a cheeseboard brainstorming session. Sampling different cheeses from multiple sources with beers, pickles, smoked almonds, ... read more

The Sweet Truth About Chocolate

Jennifer Posey SWQ Autumn 2019

If you happen to be reading this, you most likely cherish chocolate as much as we do. When something is as beautiful and beloved as chocolate, it is natural to wonder exactly how it came to be. Besides the obvious ... read more

Chocolate Lady - Jennifer Posey

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Autumn 2019

When Jennifer Posey was 10 she got a job as scorekeeper for a Little League baseball team. The pay? $5 a game and a hotdog. She loved the hotdogs so much she spent the rest of her pay at the ... read more

Misfit Doughnuts & Treats

Betsy Harris SWQ Autumn 2019

In May 2019, there was a fire was in the apartment above the Misfit Doughnuts and Treats Shop on Monroe Avenue. The local favorite was forced to close after the extensive damage destroyed the integrity of the building. The cause ... read more

The German House Reimagined

Betsy Harris SWQ Autumn 2019

With the departing of Buta Pub from Historic German House, there was growing concern as to what would occupy the historic structure originally built in 1908. The reader will be pleased to know that the revitalization to the building has ... read more