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Squatcho’s, a new vegan joint featuring pizza, sandwiches, and other comfort food,  is open for business at 17 E. Main St. on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A grand opening is scheduled for mid-October.

Taste of Supreme Bakery & Cafe, known for its vegan cookie stand at the Rochester Public Market, has opened a storefront at 696 N. Winton Road. In addition to vegan and gluten-free cookies, pies, and other baked goods, it offers soups and other savory take-out items.

Charlie’s Frog Pond on Park Ave. closed at the end of August.

Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria & Bistro on S. Clinton Ave. closed in August.

Yianni’s Restaurant & Bar on Pixley Road closed in August.

Sticky Soul and BBQ on Culver Road closed in late August.

Queen J’s Diner on State St. closed in early September.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, The Genesee Brew House will present ROCtoberfest, with live music, food, and beer. Ages 21 and up.

Hilton’s Blue Barn Cidery will host its 5th annual CiderFest from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9 featuring seasonal and limited-edition draughts, cider donuts, kitchen specials, local vendors, a corn maze, and more.

Restaurant Good Luck and Rochester Cocktail Revival will present Hand of the Maker: A Cocktail Pairing Dinner at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, at The Jackrabbit Club. The event will feature five mezcals and seasonal cuisine. Tickets are $125 and are available through

On Oct. 27, The Revelry will host a multi-course Foragers’ Dinner and discussion. Limited tickets will be available through

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