|389 Gregory Street, Rochester NY 14620|
|CLOSED AS OF AUGUST 2007|
Daily Perks CoffeeHouse, (aka Daily Perks) was a coffeehouse in a space that was reopened as House of Hamez, and later The Metz
In an effort to support the arts Daily Perks has filled its nights with music, poetry and comedy.You can join in or just be a witness to some of the great local and regional talent that steps up on the stage. The room itself offers great acoustics which makes it a great place to hear music.
The staples of the coffeehouse were the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday open mics. Tuesdays from 7pm to 10pm was for singer/songwriters and musicians, and is hosted by a rotating cast of local musicians. Wednesdays 8pm to 11pm was an open jam hosted by skilled finger style guitarist Bruce Campbell. It was open to all musicians and was a group participatory jam. There was even a house djembe and guitar. Thursdays 8pm to 11pm were for the poets and writers of prose and songs. Thursdays was hosted by Pure Kona (Norm Davis). These nights had a great sense of community. Everyone was welcome and encouraged to join in.
Friday and Saturday nights were reserved for shows.
Changes happened at Perks. Janice had been replaced by James. James was really in touch with his customers and the performers, and many of them became his friends. He was a great cook and added many menu items. For lunch, my favorite was the portabello mushroom pannini. For dinner, try the chicken breast stuffed with bleu cheese and dried cherries. Another favorite - he took a fillet of fish, coats it with cashew butter and then dredges it in spiced almond meal - it was sweet and spicy! He hasn't had enough dinner trade, so if you think you might want a meat or fish entree (as opposed to a sandwich).
Daily Perks closed at the end of August 2007
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2006-09-19 08:42:30 Songwriters in the Round, hosted by Brian Coughlin is my usual reason to go, mostly because Brian is my cousin, but also because that is a fantastic series of truly gifted songwriters. This past weekend they celebrated the 5th Anniversary and it was a blast! —ZedOmega
2007-10-09 19:08:48 Daily Perks has apparently reopened as "The House of Hamez" — http://www.houseofhamez.com/index.php.
Based on the description on this page, it sounds like it might be being run by the same person. —MattBernius