Grand Traverse Pie Company
There was once a time when Grand Traverse Pie Company owners, Mike & Denise Busley, knew little about making pie. After some inspiration and learning from Liz Smothers of Julian Pie Company in Julian, California these Michigan natives opened Grand Traverse Pie Company in downtown Traverse City in 1996. Today, they have 15 Grand Traverse Pie shops across Michigan and Indiana. Their vision is to spread the love of pie throughout everything they do and make. Created with care to order, their delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items are made from fresh ingredients.
It all started with a passionate dream and a borrowed barrel of sugar on June 17, 1875. That’s the day Fred Sanders Schmidt, commonly known as Fred Sanders opened his first chocolate shoppe in Detroit. More than 140 years after the first Sanders® doors opened, they still believe in Fred’s simple mission to provide premium confections at a fair value. They use the finest real ingredients to make their products and never sacrifice quality to save on costs because confections shouldn’t only taste great, they should be made great!
Fieldstone Winery & Hard Cider
A multiple award winning winery, founded in 2003 by brothers, Patrick and Steven Mulrenin. Fieldstone has come a long way from the the brothers beginnings making high quality wine in their homes. When Fieldstone first started out, their passion for providing the best wine they possibly could at the most reasonable price, drove them to spend many years looking around the globe for the best materials and recipes they could find, and gave Fieldstone the impetus to turn hard work and inspiration into a booming local store. They now have customers coming from all over the globe stopping by and tasting wine at the winery and are thrilled to be a tight knit part of the Rochester community. Fieldstone Winery is a “wine snob” free zone, so no matter your level of experience, their staff will make sure you will feel at home.
Rochester Mills Beer Company
The Rochester Mills Beer Co. Brew Pub opened in 1998 in Downtown Rochester. Located in the historic Western Knitting Mill, the brewery is located on Water Street, just two blocks east of Main Street. Preserving the original character of the building, the brewery features original hardwood floors, columns, beams and exposed brick walls. The menu features a broad selection of eclectic American cuisine, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. Special amenities include an outdoor patio dining area, multiple pool tables, and Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.The Rochester Mills Beer Co. has grown to be one of the largest beer producing brew pubs in Michigan, consistently brewing over 1,500 bbl annually leading to the opening of our Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills.
Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina
Bigalora’s founder and chef Luciano Del Signore was born in the United States after his parents emigrated from Abruzzo, Italy in the mid-20th century. Luciano grew up working in the kitchen of his parents’ restaurant, the excellent neighborhood Italian cucina Fonte d’Amore in Livonia, Michigan. As a teenager Luciano began developing his cooking talents both at “The Fonte” and during long family trips back to his parents’ hometown in Italy. Over the years Bacco has won numerous “Restaurant of the Year” awards and Chef Luciano has had multiple James Beard Award nominations. With the success of the first Bigalora, Chef has developed the restaurant into a repeatable business that now feeds several metro Detroit communities.
D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
Restaurateurs Mark Mendola and Michael Thomas look forward to welcoming you to D’Marcos Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar located in the heart of downtown Rochester. D’Marcos features modern Italian fare alongside celebrated Italian classics with a wide selection of fresh seafood, chops and salad entrées served in a relaxed, casual setting with a warm and friendly ambiance. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy a sizable selection of wine from around the world by the glass or the bottle. In addition to the main dining area, the restaurant includes a wine bar, a comfortable lounge area and a private dining room.
Mezza Mediterranean Grille
Share the culinary delights of the original Mediterranean Spice Trade Routes. At Mezza Mediterranean Grille, you have the opportunity to enjoy the diverse delicacies of Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and the Middle East. Offering world famous hummus, some of natures freshest fruits in their Elixirs, or succulent marinated lamb chops, Mezza is sure to leave you happy and your taste buds satisfied.
What better way to cool yourself down on a hot summer day than with something frozen? Especially self serve, any way you want it! Sweet Island Yogurt offers frozen yogurt, custard, smoothies & more all with the relaxing island vibes. Some even say it’s the best frozen yogurt Rochester has to offer.
O’Connor’s Public House
O’Connor’s was designed and built by the Prairie Pub Company, one of only five Guinness approved authentic Irish pub builders in the world. The finished pub was shipped to the States and reassembled in the historical downtown district of Rochester Michigan. Stop by and enjoy some of the of history in this Irish pub. Some particular items to take special notice of are the floor located in the main bar area dating back more than 140 years, also the the stone wall separating the dinning area from the bar was once an exterior wall, now recovered offering a soft rustic feel. You will also notice stain glass and wrought iron in the pub which was harvested from crumbling churches through out Ireland.
Tonia’s Victorian Rose
After 21 years as The Victorian Rose Tea Room, owner Loretta Curry was ready to retire and pass on the keys to another devoted soul. Mother of twins and creator of Rata2ee, Tonia Carsten thought this would be the perfect location to hold their Rata2ee private events. With original recipies and dedicated employees, Tonia’s Victorian Rose has been home to baby showers, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, meetings, and other small group events. All of their meals are made in house and from the heart.
Cose di Lusso
A handpicked selection of over 600 fine wines both imported and domestic in all price ranges.
They have a huge range of wines priced for every day drinking and an amazing selection of premium and hard to find wines. They expertise in personalizing your wine selections. They keep track of the wine you purchase to better match you with new wines each time you come in. Let them be your personal wine consultants!
Olive Vinegar is a family owned olive oil & vinegar store in Rochester. The Olive Vinegar experience offers the try-before-you-buy concept, serving complimentary tastes of our Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) & Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegars from around the world. Olive Vinegar is committed to quality, providing an in-store experience that educates patrons as well as enlivens their senses. Whether a gourmet chef, a casual cook, or just looking for an unusual gift; our experienced and knowledgeable team will help you choose fresh, flavorful, healthy products!
Come and visit Olive Vinegar today – your taste buds will thank you!
Dino’s Cookie Dough Bar
Dinos Cookie Dough Bar is Oakland County’s first cookie dough bar and metro Detroit’s second is located in Rochester Michigan. The Prapas family closed down their 43 year old restaurant Krazy Greek to re-open and re-brand as Dinos. Changing things up a bit has made Dinos an outlet for creativity. Dinos offers 16 flavors of cookie dough and 16 flavors of ice cream and so much more. Come stop by, they’d love to see you!
Georgios Pizza and Pasta
Georgio’s is all about serving up freshly prepared meals. It is their mission to serve fresh-to-order meals that reflect the integrity of their original family recipies. Since 2007, Georgio’s has been the go-to spot in Rochester for New York-style pizza. With over two decades in the restaurant industry, Georgio’s focuses on building long term relationships with their customers. Pizza, pasta, wings, and desserts, what more could you ask for?!
At Rochester Bistro you get nothing but the best. From their exquisite wine selection, to their friendly staff, and not to mention the mind blowing specials from the Chef, Rochester Bistro offers a phenominal atmosphere and experience. Come in for a family gathering, celebratory dinner, romantic date night or just a great experience. Rochester Bistro is sure to leave a smile on your face and get you planning your next visit.
Paul’s on Main Street
Paul’s on Main Street is a wonderful family dining experience. From their friendly staff, to their delicioius homeade food, Paul’s has everything it takes to make you feel like you’re part of the family, having a great home cooked meal. They have a wide variety of options on their menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. They even have a full bar! Stop in to see and feel the home experience yourself!
Eat. Drink. Be Happy. What does it take to be a regular at Bar Louie Rochester Hills? An enjoyment of the craft and the desire to experience something out of the ordinary. From their Chicago roots, Bar Louie strives to create the best experience, service, drinks and scratch food in all of their locations. They are their best when you’re having a great time. If you’re not a regular yet… You will be!
The Cupcake Station was the first cupcake shop in Michigan and one of the very first in the country. Since they opened their first location in 2006, their cupcakes have been enjoyed by thousands including Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay and Michigan’s former Governor Jennifer Granholm. After opening their first bakery, they realized what a great opportunity their cupcakes had to help other people raise money for their non-profit charity. The Cupcake Station assures that they will always stay committed to helping others.
The Rochester Fudge Company
The Rochester Fudge Company is a new family confectionary business specializing in FUDGE – made the old-fashioned Michigan way with a copper kettle and marble cooling stone. While they don’t yet have a store-front, Shane and his wife Carrie can typically be found between the Rochester and Birmingham farmers markets on the weekends and will be serving their fudge at Dino’s Cookie Dough Bar for the event. They also share their passion through catering their product for charitable causes such as The Rochester Neighborhood House, Rochester Adams Athletic Boosters, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dickie’s BBQ Pit
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War II veteran, opened the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. The brand has come a long way from Travis Dickey’s first location. But, some things never change. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit still slow smokes all meats on-site just the same way they did in 1941. Today, the Dickey family still serves up the same quality barbecue recipes handed down for generations coupled with the same brand of southern hospitality, only on a much larger scale.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt & Treats
At Orange Leaf, it’s all about you! Orange Leaf offers freedom from average every day options. From flavors, cups, and cones, to smoothies, shakes, and cakes, they give their guests the freedom to create whatever sweet treat they can come up with next. Their froyo flavors are the best, because they make them that way. No really, they do. Each flavor recipe is uniquely their’s and you can’t get it anywhere else!.