ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A beleaguered restaurant location in Rochester will soon have another business.
“Que Chèvere,” is a Puerto Rican food business. They plan on opening a new restaurant in old Sticky Lips/Sticky Soul & BBQ on Culver Rd. in Rochester by mid-December.
The business’s name translates loosely to “how great,” says owner Lisa Malavez. Malavez started cooking for the public when she made meals for senior citizens who couldn’t leave the house during the pandemic.
The food gained traction on social media, and Malavez knew she had to start a business. But she wasn’t ready to open a brick and mortar.
She started cooking at The Commissary in Rochester to get some experience.
“Where everyone would be safe, and me,” she said.
You can order delivery online, and check out their food truck, which was launched this summer.
They plan on serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner; many of the menu items will be Puerto Rican classics, with a “twist” says Malavez.
Sticky Soul & BBQ closed there in August of last year, after opening in February 2020. Before that, the space had been vacant for years, and before that, it was the first location of Sticky Lips.