There is no lack of restaurant happenings in Rochester and Rochester Hills.
Consider the past six months:
- at the corner of Tienken and Rochester roads. and opened second locations in Rochester Hills. opened at The Village of Rochester Hills.
- , then closed downtown. In the meantime, selling their cupcakes at a new Macomb bakery.
- overlooking the Paint Creek downtown, closed sometime between Christmas and New Year's Eve. A handmade sign on the front door reads "Sorry We Are Closed."
- . Now known as Tower Bistro, it features a revamped, bistro-style menu.
- last week downtown. It's a Japanese-style steakhouse brought to you by the operators of ; Patch dined there over the weekend and will have a full report later this week.
According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant owners are optimistic about sales growth in 2012; the majority of restaurant owners surveyed nationwide expect to have higher sales in six months, and 47 percent planned to spend money on equipment, expansions or remodeling in the next six months.
A year ago this week, we ( was the winner). This week, we're wondering: with all of the optimism in the restaurant industry, and with all of the local restaurant changes, how often do you eat out, Rochester?