Guests at Rochester Tap Room will be showered in freebies during their Grand Opening. The Prohibition-inspired restaurant is encouraging guests to drop by at 11 a.m. on Thursday when the doors open. The first 193 people in the restaurant will receive free T-shirts. Additionally, the grill is giving away aged cheddar tots on Thursday and Friday, and $10 gift cards to the first 100 tables seated on Saturday. Also, kids eat free on Sundays after 4 p.m. throughout the month of March.
The 6,000-square-foot restaurant owned by Missy Markevics (formerly of Penny Black), Mike LaBranche (formerly of Great Baraboo Brewing Co.), and Travis Waynick (former executive chef for Matt Prentice Restaurant Group and Andiamo Restaurant Group), will feature 60 taps, 100 wines and a list of "throwback" cocktails. Waynick's menu includes items like Not Your Mama's PB&J, a mature twist on the traditional sandwich (Bacon jam, marcona almond butter, berries, grilled baguette), and crab and brie mac and cheese. Crain's offers an inside look at the remodeled space.