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Come on in, Webster, the music’s fine!

10 Mar

Despite being such a small town, the Village of Webster has an amazing amount of great music.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plus the occasional Wednesday, you can find live music SOMEWHERE in the village, performed by a variety of local and regional bands, playing folk, Irish, country, oldies, rock & roll and more.

Pub 235, at 235 North Ave., starts off every musical week on Tuesdays with Eggman’s Traveling Carnival, which plays from 7 to 9 p.m. Once a month or so, Nate Michaels also takes the stage.

Jojo Bistro & Wine Bar at 42 E. Main St has live music every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Among the regulars performing there are Thurlow, Amanda Ashley and Sean Rosenberry.

The music at Barry’s Old School Irish, 2 West Main St., starts Friday night, and it’s usually Irish. Saturday, a folk music jam session meets in the bakery side of the pub from noon to 2 p.m., followed by a traditional Irish music session from 2 to 5. Then, after THAT, another (usually non-Irish) band provides entertainment. Barry’s often brings in bands from Buffalo in addition to featuring local talent.

The Coach Sports Bar, 19 West Main, also usually has music on Saturday nights from 9 to 1 p.m.

Even the village’s newest restaurant, Cobblestone on Main, at 109 West Main, has dipped its toes into the local music scene. Cobblestone has already hosted Claudia Hoyser three times, and will be welcoming Amy Montrois later this month and in May.

Owner Dan Bresnahan has chosen to schedule his live music dates on Wednesdays, so he doesn’t step on any other venue’s toes. At least for now, however, he doesn’t expect to host entertainers every week, but rather have them in for special events. But, he adds, “We want to help support local music. They suffered as much as anybody during COVID.”

This weekend in particular is a big one for local music, thanks in large part to Saturday being “Parade Day.” For some bars and restaurants, Rochester’s St. Patrick’s Day parade marks the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day season. So in addition to the regular music dates mentioned above, several venues have added even more bands to their schedules.

Barry’s Old School Irish’s Saturday music schedule, for example, begins with a traditional Irish session at 10 a.m. and continues all day and evening with three more bands. (Click here to see the whole schedule). Cobblestone is featuring two bands, Sean Rosenberry from 2 to 5 p.m., followed by Leecy & Greg from 6 to 9 p.m.

On St. Patrick’s Day itself next Thursday, look for even more music at Barry’s Old School Irish.

As the pandemic continues to wane and we all feel more and more like going out in the evenings and getting back to normal, it’s great to know there are so many opportunities so close by to enjoy exceptional live music. And it’ll only get better as the weather gets warmer and the music gets piped onto the patios. (Or sometimes the musicians themselves set up outside.)

Thank you to the pub and restaurant owners who understand how important music is in our lives, and for supporting our local musicians.

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Corona or not, we need our fish fries

3 Apr

It’s Friday, it’s Lent, and world-stopping virus or not, we need our fish fries.

The D&C actually ran an article this morning (which can be seen online here)  about afish fry lot of places around town where you can get a fish fry today. I’d like to add to that list these three Webster Village restaurants, who feature these options on their websites, all which can be ordered for take-out:

Barry’s Old School Irish, 2 West Main St.

Fish n’ Chips ($13) — Irish cider-battered cod served with pub chippers and wrapped in local newspaper. Served with choice of either Irish curry sauce or homemade tartar sauce. Barry’s only serves this on Fridays and they always sell out, so call well ahead.

Carl’s Pizza Kitchen, 9 South Ave.

* Fish Fry ($13.99) 12 oz. panko-breaded haddock with french fries, mac salad or coleslaw and tartar sauce (Friday only!). Carl’s also has seafood bisque.

Pub 235, 235 North Ave.

* Haddock Dinner ($15) — a choice of beer-battered, panko-breaded or broiled. Served with a choice of two sides.

* Haddock French ($20) — Lightly egg-battered and sauteed in a sherry, lemon and wine sauce, over spaghettini pasta. Served with a side salad.

Webster Hots, 55 East Main St.

* Fish Sandwich ($5.99) — Beer-battered haddock on a hard roll

* Pub-style fish and chips ($8.99) — Platter with 8 oz. beer-battered cod and a double order of fries

* Fish Fry ($11.99) — Large beer-battered haddock fillet with fries and mac salad or cole slaw

Brimont Bistro (24 West Main) also offers fish, but not a traditional fish fry. And of course, there are plenty of places outside the village but in Webster where you can get one, so check online and let’s continue to support our local restaurants!

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