In this week's "Living Here" Stacey Pensgen takes us to a restaurant in Pittsford whose unique setting -- is one of the biggest draws.
Situated on the historic Erie Canal, the Coal Tower Restaurant's roots go back to 1825 -- when the Erie Canal first opened -- supplying coal to the ships passing through.
"It's unique and it's different and the fact that there's a restaurant inside of it. People come in and they see the chutes and the kids are like it's so cool! It's just different. It's not like a normal restaurant you would come to," says Elizabeth Knauf, a server and manager at the Coal Tower.
It's that uniqueness that draws people both near and far.
"We have tons of tourists that come in and they'll stay in some of the hotels close in Pittsford, and they come here and walk along the canal and they'll come in, get breakfast, lunch, or be strolling through at night and get dinner," says Knauf.
And then there are those who make a stop at the Coal
Tower -- a part of their daily routine.
"Friends and I have tried a variety of diners around town, and we've settled on this being the best," says Todd.
It's the best because of the food, the staff, -- and the setting.
"It's a unique setting. If you look at it from the outside it's a historic coal tower that's been converted into a restaurant. So the uniqueness, the friendliness of the staff and the excellence of the food is what brings us back here."
Their signature dish? -- try the eggs Benedict.
"We have a really good sauce, and everyone loves it," says Knauf.