The Revelry in Rochester Reminds Me of Prague

Since graduating from college in May, I’ve been spending my days working part-time remotely from home. Although I can’t complain about the convenience, remote work has turned me into a bit of a hermit. On the rare chance that I venture to a coffee shop in downtown Rochester to work, I end up dropping more money than I’m willing to spend.

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Damn those breakfast omelettes & pour overs at Glen Edith Coffee.

Needless to say, my wallet thanks me for choosing to stay at home for work, to brew my coffee at home, and to ultimately have very little human interaction. I’m comforted in the fact that this lack of social interaction will be only temporary until I find a full-time job and move out of my parents’ house.

That day can’t come soon enough.

Anxiously waiting for the day when I overstay my welcome at my parents’ house, and this is how they react.
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Anyways, on the rare chance that I do venture out to places that serve something more than coffee & breakfast foods, I have to document the occasion.

Last night, my friend and I joined my brother and cousin for dinner at The Revelry in downtown Rochester, NY. Earlier that day, I discovered that the restaurant makes a cocktail called Czechs and Balances that includes the Czech liquor Becherovka.

The last time I had Becherovka was a year and a half ago in Prague. My eyes welled up with tears of joy at the thought of ordering it later at the restaurant.

With one sip, I was transported back to the nights we left our apartment at 1am to go out and dance, a bottle of Becherovka left sitting on the kitchen table to greet us when we returned.

The Czechs and Balances cocktail is made with Añejo Rum, Lime, Sugar, Pineapple, Becherovka, and Angostura. Still on the hunt for the exact recipe.
Caught in the act. I make no apologies for who I am.

In addition to my Czechs & Balances cocktail, I ordered a D.L.T., a BLT but with duck instead of bacon. Let me just say that I’ve only had duck one other time in my life, and the following day I was struck with a stomach bug that had been going around my college campus. Since then, duck & the stomach flu have been one in the same in my mind even though the meat most likely had nothing to do with it.

The D.L.T. came on sough dough bread so big that I had to cut it into three smaller pieces to eat it. Delicious.

I sucked it up and tried the duck anyways. I’m still a functioning human being with no symptoms of illness yet (knock on wood). From now on, I’m only having D.L.T.s. Forget the bacon. Forget any other type of meat. Duck, please.

If you’re ever in the Rochester area, stop at The Revelry for delicious food and unforgettable cocktails. Be warned that the menu is slightly pricey, but it’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking to treat yourself.

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