by Katie Libby | June 3, 2015 | Rochester City Newspaper
Anyone who is familiar with the food truck scene in Rochester knows Marty’s Meats: the popular sandwich truck is a fixture downtown and at office parks and food truck rodeos. A new brick and mortar location at 703 Park Avenue, Marty’s on Park, allows owners Marty O’Sullivan and Paul Koecheler an opportunity to expand their menu which, most importantly, means more meats.
The menu at the new location will always have four proteins (served on a roll), six sandwiches, and four sides. The physical menu was created by local artist, Sarah Rutherford, and consists of framed menu items that can be easily removed and replaced as the offerings change. The majority of the menu will change on a weekly basis, with daily specials available. The sides are seasonal, market driven, and available for $5 — currently available are beets, carrots, mixed greens, and market veggies.
All proteins are $10 and made in house. The pastrami is cured for three weeks and smoked for 12 hours — and the brisket is smoked for 12 hours as well. Rotating through the menu will be pork belly, porchetta, pulled pork, and chicken. For the most part, the sandwiches (all are $9) on the menu are those that patrons of the food truck have grown accustomed to, like the Rosato, comprised of roasted eggplant, pickled onions, lettuce, tomato, provolone and red pepper aioli. Or the Frisket, which is smoked beef brisket, truck-made pickles, and Marty’s BBQ sauce. That BBQ sauce is for sale at the new location as well.
Marty’s on Park will have a small brunch menu available on Sundays. Permanent hours are still in the works — check Marty’s Facebook page for updates.
Marty’s on Park is located at 703 Park Avenue, and is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sunday for brunch. 434-3292. Visit its Facebook page for daily hours of operation and more information.
The next Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market (280 North Union Street) will take place on Wednesday, June 24, with music by Creek’s Edge. All rodeos take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information can be found at cityofrochester.gov/foodtruckrodeo.
Sierra Nevada will be taking over the taps at The Old Toad (277 Alexander Street) on Tuesday, June 16, as part of Rochester Real Beer Week. All 15 drafts and four casks will be used by the brewery. The pub will host a Cask Festival on June 19 and 20 as well. More information can be found at theoldtoad.com. For a complete listing of events happening during Rochester Real Beer week, visit rochesterrealbeer.com.
The Cub Room has opened in the Edge of the Wedge building at 739 South Clinton Avenue.
West Edge Restaurant and Lounge (284 Exchange Boulevard) has opened in the space formerly occupied by the Rochester Tap Room in Corn Hill Landing.
Little Park Ave Pizzeria has opened at 371 Park Avenue.
Joey B’s at Brickstone has opened at 1325 Elmwood Avenue.