Brunch, lunch joint
New breakfast, brunch and lunch options are being served at a new Recipes Restaurant, 134 W. University, in Rochester. Located in a former hookah lounge, the restaurant is the third location started by owner Trung Huynh with the help of his business partner Joshua Demski. Huynh opened his first location in 2003 in Troy, offering casual dining and traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch options, as well as specialty Asian fare. The Troy location was followed by a Farmington Hills location. The Rochester spot will be Demski’s first pairing with Huynh after marrying a family member. “I got to know him and was looking for other opportunities. He has good brand recognition in Troy and has been looking for years to expand, but it takes capital and the right location.” The Rochester location, Demski said, is walkable to downtown and near the Paint Creek. It’s also close to both of their Rochester Hills homes. The new location will be about twice the size of the Troy location, but offer much of the same menu. “You have a lot of brunch houses, and a lot of those come from the coney island background, and roll into a brunch arena. We come from a healthy, little more gourmet background, then there are the Asian dishes,” Demski said. “That is Trung’s flair, and those dishes do extremely well on the menu, so you have a different flair.” Recipes also offers a limited drink menu, with Bloody Marys, mimosas, “beermosa” and “cidermosa,” bellinis and other offerings.
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