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Here you’ll find the latest news from our restaurants, including the music calendar for our Jefferson Road location. Browse around and check out our menus and fundraising info while you’re here!


Thanksgiving Smoked Turkeys

It’s that time of year again — time to think about a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving! Why not treat the family to Sticky Lips this holiday season?


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Radio play for Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt

Take a listen to Wease, Paulie, and Jackienutt talking about the new Sticky Lips shirts on 95.1 The Brew. Wear them well!


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The Sticky Lips BBQ Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts are available at both Sticky Lips BBQ locations for $15 plus tax. $6 from every shirt goes to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

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Finally! After two years in the making, the Sticky Lips BBQ Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt has arrived.  Right in time for October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

What else would you expect from a place named Sticky Lips?  The BBQ Pit Boys have come up with a T-shirt that features a play on words, and we hope everyone gets the joke.  We are an equal opportunity offender, so let’s have fun with it and raise some money for a very worthy cause.

The shirts have been on sale since the beginning of October. The response has been interesting, to say the least. Says owner Howard Nielsen, “We had one cancer survivor tell us how, when she told people she’d had breast cancer, their eyes would immediately glance downward. She loves the shirt because it can set people straight in a fun way!”

Nielsen encourages other barbecue restaurants around the country to design their own T-shirts and raise money for the cause. The T-shirt has been a big hit on morning radio shows around town as well.

We also want to give credit to our long-time printed T-shirt provider, HTB Press, for coming up with a great idea with some fun artwork that has made this shirt so popular.

These women’s shirts are offered in form fit V-cut or missy cut.

V-cut sizes: S, M, L
Missy cut sizes: S, M, L, XL

Available at both Sticky Lips BBQ locations for $15 plus tax. $6 from every shirt goes to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.


Improving neighborhood schools

Sticky Lips BBQ owner Howard Nielsen wrote a letter to the editor, printed in the August 20 issue of City Newspaper.


Go back to neighborhood schools

I have had the opportunity to experience a childhood growing up in the town of Irondequoit, and then as a young adult raising my family in the Tenth Ward neighborhood.

It takes a village to raise a child. At one point in our city’s school district history, each high school had neighborhood boundaries. Our children went to school with each other from kindergarten through high school, and families got to know one another. The school was a point of pride for the neighborhood. It was the people of the neighborhood who built a better school system, not the politicians or school boards.

By having a neighborhood high school, local businesses would get behind schools like they do in the suburbs. And that would put parents in walking distance of their schools. You could greatly reduce the cost of busing (taxpayer dollars), and put those savings back into buying the books that are so badly needed.

A neighborhood working together could eliminate much of the cost of government-funded (taxpayer dollars) breakfast and lunch programs. Local church groups working with people on welfare could supply the labor of making lunches for school kids.

Stop blaming the teachers for under-performance. Let’s get our educators out of what I call the “educational arms race.” We see TV commercials comparing the USA’s test scores to those of other countries. We really should be teaching something relevant and obtainable that would spark the interest in a student for a possible career choice. Especially given the city’s high dropout rate, should we be teaching trigonometry or trades? (This is not to say that there aren’t successful students in the city school system who aspire to go to college.)

Let’s produce confident students who will later become confident leaders. Let’s teach our students real skills and a work ethic that they can use in their personal life and the working world.

If the city wants the success that the suburban schools seem to enjoy, then do what they are doing. Bring back the neighborhood schools that once produced a successful City of Rochester school system.

This won’t fix all the problems, but could be a good start.


Going to the Drum Corps Competition? Visit Sticky Lips BBQ Afterwards!


Photo City Junction Water Tower

Wish Howie luck!

He’s speaking before the Rochester Planning Board this evening, asking for approval on the water tower signage for the new Photo City Junction.

Proposed water tower for the corner of Atlantic and Culver.  

Proposed water tower for the corner of Atlantic and Culver.