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Reason to Love Park Avenue #1: Nathan’s

October 11, 2010 by in Park Avenue, Restaurants
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According to the Weather man, its a Nathan’s kind of week.  Don a sweater and head to Park Avenue’s quaint little soup shop for something hearty to warm you up.

nathans storefront

Nathan's Soups and Salads

One of the great things about Nathan’s is the predictability of their menu – The same soups that are served on Monday this week will be served on Monday next week, the soups from this Tuesday will be the same next Tuesday, and so with the exception of Sunday.  That way, when you fall madly in love with Pittsfordite Dan McNelly’s award-winning Chipotle Sweet Potato Chowder this afternoon, you’ll rest at ease knowing that your next fix is only a week away.  You’d better hurry!  On weekdays they close at 6 PM.

Its not a sit-down place, so cop a squat on one of the park benches that line Park Avenue, or scurry back home to enjoy.

Nathan's Cheese Bread

Nathan's Cheese Bread

One more thing you need to know: If you don’t pick up a piece of garlic & cheese bread for dunking purposes, you’re a fool.


  • kristin says:

    Be sure to tell me what you think Reason #2 to love Park Avenue should be in your comments!

    October 11, 2010 @ 11:30 am

  • Ben says:

    I think the outdoor cafes should be reason #2. Jines and the Frog Pond are Rochester institutions for outdoor dining. Cibon, Camille’s and the rest of them are all a big part of the Park Ave experience.

    October 11, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  • Carrie says:

    Parkleigh! I love that store. When my friend comes to town, we try to make it into the store. I love the selection of things they have in there. From kids toys to McKenzie Child’s stuff. It runs the gamut as far as tastes go.

    October 11, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  • amber says:

    Magnolia’s creamy tomato & artichoke soup!

    October 11, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  • kristin says:

    Sounds like a trip to Magnolia’s is in order – artichoke as a soup ingredient isn’t used often enough.

    October 11, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

  • kristin says:

    Carrie, you are so very right. Parkleigh is definitely a reason to love Park Avenue. I know a couple of their long-time employees through a friend too, so maybe I can get the inside scoop on what time of the year they have their best sales!

    October 11, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  • kristin says:

    Ben – that’s a lot of reasons!

    October 11, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

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    Thanks for good stuff

    October 19, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

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