All posts tagged: Ugly Duck Coffee

Countdown to Upstate Social Sessions 2016 On October 15th

In just under a week, on October 15th, Upstate Social Sessions 2016 will be underway. During last year’s debut, I had the fun opportunity to moderate the panel that featured a few food industry professionals killing it in the social media sector. I caught up with Upstate Social Sessions’ and Boomtown Table‘s co-founder and friend, Leah Stacy to get the dish on this year’s big day and hear about why food industry professionals should be there this weekend. Garden Eats: Why should food industry professionals attend Upstate Social Sessions this year? Upstate Social Sessions: These days, everyone has two things in common: social media and eating. (OK, maybe not really… But pretty close.) Social media platforms are free (or low cost), highly effective advertising tools for folks in the food industry. A restaurant’s social media can be utilized for everything from new menu announcements to daily specials. Food trucks can update their whereabouts. Products can share photos and quotes from customers. Branding, of course, is a big deal as well. We’ll be covering several topics …

Ugly Duck Coffee New Rochester Location Now Open & Our Interview Via Boomtown Table

THINK YOU’D BE MORE EXCITED TO GO TO WORK IF YOU COULD REFRESH YOUR SCENERY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK? That’s exactly what Rory Van Grol does. Last year, the former punk and hardcore vocalist traded the mic-in-hand for Ugly Duck Coffee, a roving, pop-up coffee bar that calls a different Rochester business home each day. We recently caught up with Van Grol to get the scoop on the upcoming opening of Ugly Duck’s brick and mortar shop, coffee traditions and what it means to grow a family-shared business in the Rochester community. Read Christine’s interview with Van Grol at Boomtown Table & tell him we sent you when you stop by the new location! While you’re at Boomtown, check out a visual tour of Ugly Duck’s soft opening. Post photo by Dan Gribbin Feature photo via Boomtown Table