Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on September 26, 1982 · Page 144
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 144

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, September 26, 1982
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At the slightest invitation, Pat Destito will shuffle over and join you between courses, demonstrating a sincere interest in where you're from and how you happened to find the Savoy. stuffed lasagna ($5.95), substantial and well-seasoned beneath a bubbly blanket of moz-zarella and Parmesan cheese. At the same price is green fet-tucine "prepared from an original Italian recipe calling for garlic butter and blended cheese," or linguine with shrimp and lobster sauce. The basic tomato sauce is exceptionally good rather rough in texture and not overpowered by seasoning. Because we both are pasta-lovers, not to mention invariably budget-conscious at the beginning or end of a trip, we seldom veer from the pasta listings which offer spaghetti, linguine or ravioli with meatballs, sausage or peppers and mushrooms for $5.75. A tossed salad, always fresh and crisp, with Italian dressing is a dollar more a bit extra for more exotic dressings. On a recent visit, my companion tried for variety's sake a Savoy specialty slices of prime tenderloin "al Ciccio," sauteed in wine sauce and herb-seasoned. It surpassed his expectations, more tender and flavorful than usual sliced beef in such a preparation, and was accompanied by a side of fettu-cine and a salad with choice of dressings. It lists for $6.50. Other specialties, recommended by "Papa" Destito, range in price from $4.95 for a tripe salad in marinara sauce to $6.95 for center-cut pork chops with mushrooms and hot or sweet pickled peppers. Veal entrees run from $5.95 to $7.95, most in Italian preparation. Portions are half-price for youngsters under 10. Entertainment in the form of piano-organ instrumentation is offered Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Approved by the U.S. Tourist Council and the AAA, the Savoy was one of three restaurants recom mended by the Ford Times issue of December 1980, and was described by Ski Magazine as "one of the 10 best pit-stops in the U.S.," extravagant praise in my opinion but indicative of the Savoy's popularity. BACK AT HOME. IF YOU'RE in the Park Avenue area around lunchtime and with its intriguing luncheon spots it's a good place to be at the noon-hour consider visiting the Big Apple Cafe for a bowl of baked minestrone soup. You've never had anything like it! A meal in itself, it consists of a medley of vegetables peas, beans, carrots, celery and onions in a thin broth, topped with slices of ham covered with golden brown provolone cheese and toasted French bread. The price-tag: $1.65. If you are ravenous, the soup can be followed by any one of several vegetable, chicken or seafood crepes (from $3.95 to $5.95) or a creative entree and or fruit dessert. The decor is as young as springtime with hanging plants, Charles Dana Gibson sketches. Tiffany lamps and table settings of green and red. The Big Apple, just west of Culver Road at 682 Park Ave. has nothing to do with New York City. The Savoy, 255 East Dominic St., Rome, (Exit 32 or 33 of the NYS Thruway), luncheon 1 1:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 3 p.m. to closing; Sunday dinner 2 to 11 p.m.; major credit cards and checks on approval. Accessible to the handicapped. Phone 315-339-3166. The Big Apple, 682 Park Ave., open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Major credit cards and checks on approval. Accessible to the handicapped. Phone 271-1039. Q Pat Dougherty reviews restaurants for Upstate. Buy a Sealy Mattress, Get the Boxspring at 12 Mattress Price... h ft and a Free Frame! Mattress Boxspring Twin $99.95 $50.00 Full 139.95 70.00 Queen 199.95 100.00 King 269.95 135.00 Deluxe quilt cover on mattress and boxspring. Price delivery, set-up and factory warranty. Prices include normal cash discount. Bayles will arrange for pickup of your old bedding, in good condition, to be donated to a local charity. You will receive verification of its value, which you can then use as a tax deduction. Half price boxspring and free frame also available on Posture-pedics. bayles Contemporary 107 Norris Drive Open daily 12-9, Saturday 10-5 Affordable Vacations in the Sun CARIBBEAN HAWAII FLORIDA SANTO DOMINGO HONEYMOON CRUISES for further information, call UNION TRAVEL 936 PORTLAND AVE. 342-6201 Margarita Island Venezuela The manic of South America in the warm and sunny Caribbean" 7 540 FROM FROM ROCHESTER Includes Round trip air, 7 nights ocean view room. Sightseeing, Transfers and much more. Please call us for details on this or any other tour, cruise, or air reservations. There is never a charge for our expert, personalized service. udy Graper Travel The Barn Bazaar Clover St. al Jefferson Road 385-3820

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