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Greece Olympia grad opens Opa! Authentic Greek Koozina on Jefferson Road

Greece Olympia grad opens Opa! Authentic Greek Koozina on Jefferson Road

As a child, Pano Rizos was treated to a full-course Greek meal every day when he came home from school.

“My parents were born and raised in Greece. They didn’t come to this country until shortly before I was born. So I grew up with the tastes and smells of authentic Greek food.”

Now, Rizos is bringing those authentic flavors to Henrietta with the opening of his restaurant, Opa! Authentic Greek Koozina, located at 1175 Jefferson Road. The restaurant opens Monday, Oct. 15.

Rizos, a 2004 graduate of – where else? – Greece Olympia High School, says Opa! Is a family affair.

His brother Christos is a manager and the head chef is none other than his father, Yianni.

“My parents have been in the restaurant business for years,” said Rizos. “They ran a well-known restaurant called Mykonos, for many years so they know every aspect of the business.”

First local Dairy Queen opens Monday

First local Dairy Queen opens Monday

Rochester's first Dairy Queen restaurant opened this Monday amidst a "blizzard" of anticipation.

Lines for the grand opening of the full-menu branch filled the restaurant and the drive-thru lane, but the atmosphere remained festive. Employees passed out complimentary pieces of ice cream cake to those waiting in line.

The new "DQ" is located on Jefferson Road in the Tops Plaza. They are open until 11 p.m. Monday night.

Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint in Henrietta shows its support for bus monitors

Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint in Henrietta shows its support for bus monitors

Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint in Henrietta is showing its support for all local bus monitors in light of the incident involving Greece bus monitor, Karen Klein, who was bullied by some students recently. The video has gone viral.  

If you are bus monitor, Sticky Lips will buy you a pulled pork sandwich and two sides through the end of the month of June. Please bring ID to show you are a bus monitor and Sticky Lips will buy you lunch.

This is Sticky Lips's way of showing its support for local school bus monitors and that they do not support bullying of any kind.





Four new restaurants coming to Henrietta

Four new restaurants coming to Henrietta

There are big development plans in Henrietta. Four new restaurants have plans to open up there.

The restaurants all have approval from the town, but are in different stages of construction and planning. They will go in along West and East Henrietta Roads as well as Jefferson Road.

People will soon have four more options to pick from on what is nicknamed restaurant row.

Dairy Queen has already started construction at 1100 Jefferson Road in front of Tops Plaza. Texas Roundhouse plans to build at 3150 West Henrietta Road in Kohl’s parking lot. Golden Corral will also be on Jefferson Road, across from SouthTown Plaza and a small Tim Hortons will be on East Henrietta Road just east of Calkins Road.

Hannah Mustard said, “That is super exciting.

Mighty Taco opens today

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the opening of a new restaurant on Jefferson Road in Henrietta.

Mighty Taco, which has several locations in Buffalo, opens its doors Monday morning.

Restaurant officials expect people will line in Henrietta before the 10 a.m. opening.

Specials & discounts at more than 100 local restaurants

There's a brand new campaign starting in Rochester that promises discounts and specials at local restaurants. It's called "Crave Local Restaurants" and it's modeled after "Restaurant Week".

April 20 through April 29, 120 restaurants from Henrietta to Gates to Canandaigua will be featuring menu specials.

“Crave Local Restaurants" was created by the president of Palmer Foods. Dwight Palmer says it's a great way to attract tourists, stimulate the economy and promote local food culture.

Click here
to take a look at the participating restaurants.

Mighty Taco to open in Henrietta in April

Mighty Taco to open in Henrietta in April

Okay all you Mighty Taco fans, the countdown has begun. You now have a little more than a month until you can get your Mighty Taco fix here in Rochester.

The Jefferson Road location in Henrietta will open on April 16. 

If you'd like to work at Mighty Taco, there will be a job fair on Friday March 17 and 23 and Saturday March 18 and 24 from noon until 8:00pm at the Holiday Inn on Jefferson Road.

For more information, go to www.mightytaco.com