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Opening Alert: Rochester Tap Room Debuts With Free Aged Cheddar Tots

The restaurant smokes their own salmon.

Rochester Tap Room.
Rochester Tap Room.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Prohibition-themed Rochester Tap Room debuted today at 11 a.m. with a scratch menu, 60 taps, and 100 wines. The restaurant, located in a strip mall at 6870 Rochester, will try to bring an innovative dining experience to a suburban area.

"People are going to get comfortable food done in a unique way," chef Travis Waynick tells Melody Baetens of The Detroit News. "We do everything in-house, we smoke the salmon in-house. I don't buy food, I buy ingredients."

The restaurant is offering free aged cheddar tots during its first two days in business along with plenty of other Grand Opening deals and giveaways. While standard bar food is on the menu, a few items stand out writes Baetens including the maple duck confit sliders and the ale steamed mussels. The restaurant is also offering a twist on the strangely trendy chicken and waffles.

Rochester Tap Room

6870 N Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 650-2500