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Popular Brunch Restaurant Adds Second Location

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ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--  Popular brunch restaurant, The Jagged Fork, recently opened its second location at The Village of Rochester Hills.

Wildly popular in Grosse Pointe Farm-- its original location-- the family-owned business selected The Village for its new locale based on the requests of customers who wanted them closer.

“The quality of our food, our menu offerings, our work ethic, have put us in demand,” said co-owner Christina Adamopoulos.

The quality includes all-natural chicken, prime burger and from-scratch sauces, dressings and salsas. Chips and tamales are also made in house and the homemade corn beef hash is already a local favorite.

The Jagged Fork menu includes sweet and savory breakfast options, like pancakes, French toast and omelets, along with burgers, sandwiches and salads. Skillets and specialty fries round out the offerings.

Another favored pick, according to Christina, is the Rochester Hills Crepe with spinach, ham, mushrooms, onion, tomato, sour cream, swiss and cheddar cheeses and an over-easy egg.

On the sweet side, the U.G.3 Sampler lets diners have the best of all pancake offerings with one Red Velvet, one Oreo and one Chunky Monkey-- made with caramel, white chocolate chips and bananas.

There is a kids menu for diners 12 and under.

Opening on April 24, it took four months to remodel the former 3,000 square foot Subway and Mezza Grill location. The bright, open space, done in neutrals with natural wood and stone walls, seats 100. The restaurant is on schedule to have their liquor license by summer’s end.

“It’s a place where the community can come together to eat,” said co-owner Stavros Adamopoulos.IMG 4392

The Jagged Fork has already had a warm reception from Rochester residents.

“Everyone has been very welcoming,” Stavros said. “They tell us they’ve been waiting.”


The Jagged Fork is located at 188 N. Adams Rd. in Rochester Hills. They are open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Food Trucks Are Coming!

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The Food Trucks Are Coming! And this year there will be more nights, more options to eat and less options to be overwhelmed. They will be parking EVERY Monday on the west side of Whole Foods Market. They will be there each Monday from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm starting June 19th and their last night will be on August 28th. You won't have to plan Monday night dinner all summer! How awesome is that? 

Here is the most exciting part! YOU voted the food trucks you wanted and the non-profits you wanted too! 

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What’s so great about food trucks, you may ask? I’m so glad you asked!

Here’s my Top Five Reasons Food Trucks Rock:

5. Outside > Inside: If you’re burned out on grilling, it’s a great option that gets you out of the hot kitchen and your family outside. Bring a blanket, have a picnic, make a fun night of it!

4. Variety is the Spice of Life: (along with Food Trucks) Family can’t decide on what to have for dinner? That’s the beauty of the food trucks. Each week a different one or two will be onsite. You don't have to make the decision. 

3. The Joy of Discovery A wasabi dog? Why not? Unlike a restaurant with a 10-page menu, food trucks typically specialize on one specific thing. Enjoy that mastery and try something new! If someone has taken the time and effort to devote their food truck to hot dogs, like The Mean Weenie, you know that’s going to be one darn good dog.

2. Fast...It’s a scientific fact: although your clock says Monday has 24 hours like any other day, it’s the longest and slowest of the week! You’ve waited an eternity for it to be dinnertime, who wants to wait any longer to eat? Food truck = fast. Fast is good.

1. Doing Good One Meal at a Time These food trucks aren't just feeding our community, they are caring for it too. Each one of the trucks will donate to a specific non-profit and that’s something we can all feel good about.

 

Schedule of Events   (click the links to learn more)

June 19 Fortune Cooking with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping to raise funds for the Rainbow Connection.

June 26 Hero Or Villain Deli with Kona Ice helping to raise funds for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House.

July 10 Marconi's Pizza & Impasto Itialian Inspired Wraps with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping to raise funds for the Autistic Play Place.

July 17 Crepe day Twah, Marconi's PizzaThe Mean Weenie with Kona Ice & My Son Pops helping to raise funds for Vision Hope.

July 24 Monkey Business, Grillwich Top Stop, Marconi's Pizza & Fortune Cooking with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping raise funds for Baldwin Dad's Club.

July 31 Nosh Pit DetroitImpasto Italian Inspired Wraps & Marconi's Pizza with Kona Ice & My Son Pops helping raise funds for Bound Together-Pontiac.

August 7 Nu Deli, Nosh Pit, Fortune Cooking, Crepe Day TwahMarconi's Pizza with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping raise funds for Lutheran Special Education Ministries.

August 14 Nosh Pit Detroit, Fortune Cooking, Grillwich Tot Stop & Impasto Italian Inspired Wraps  with Howdy Doodles Ice Cream Coach helping raise funds for Rochester Hills Little League.

August 21 Monkey Business, Nosh PitImpasto Italian Inspired Wraps is back with Kona Ice helping raise funds for NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness-Michigan).

August 28 Impasto Italian Inspired Wraps, The Mean Weenie, Nu Deli, Grillwich Tot StopMarconi's Pizza with Howdy Doodles Ice Cream Coach is back with  helping raise funds for the National MS Society.

 

The Village of Rochester Hills is excited to once again bring back our music program for children and their caregivers. Every Wednesday, starting on July 12 and running until August 30, we will enjoy reading a book together, music (singing and dancing), an activity or craft with our friends and of course, friendship making! We start the day at 10am and are normally done by 11:30am, but we always have plenty of time for new friendships, hanging in the park to chat, picnics or having lunch at one of our great restaurants...and of course ice cream! 

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In her fifth year with our program, we welcome back Ms Jenna as she teaches music in the beautiful Festival Park. Her Mini Musicians program is well-known and popular in the community. Ms. Jenna will be teaching the dates that are BLUE.

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We welcome back Ms Carissa, who rocked has rocked with us for three years now! We will be bringing her back for a few music Wednesdays Carissa Style. Come and jam with Ms Carissa and her pink guitar as she teaches and sings some crazy fun songs. Ms Carissa will be with us on the dates that are PINK.

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We welcome dress-up and hope to make this a weekly event that you won't want to miss. Be sure to bring water and a blanket. It can get pretty sunny some days in the park. 

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Click on the date and it will take you right to the Facebook page for the event. Great way to learn and share!

July 12  Your Special Someone with activity provided by Oakland County Moms

July 19  Summertime Fun with activity provided by Great Start Oakland County

July 26  Music from Around the World with activity provided by GAP Kids and FREE water provided by Speech, Language & Literacy Center, Inc.

August 2  Teddy Bear Picnic with activity provided by Fit4Mom

August 9  Disney Comes Alive with activity provided by Macaroni Kids

August 16  Children's Favorites (from today and yesterday) with activity provided by The Paper Source

August 23 Under the Sea/Everything Water with activity provided by AR Workshop Rochester

August 30 Giant End of Summer Party with activity provided by Noodles and Company

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The Village once again continues the tradition of a visit with Santa-without all the commercial hype. It is a free visit and no cost because you get to take your own photos. Enjoy the magic of "Santa's Snug" and start your holiday tradition at the Village of Rochester Hills.
 

Upload your photos to our Facebook or Instagram feed for a chance to win a $25 gift cards throughout the holiday season. #thevorh and #bestsanta

 
 
Helping to bring Santa to the Village in 2017:
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SANTA HOURS: Please note that Santa will need to take a break mid way through his shift when he is working long days....to use the restroom, feed the reindeer or even grab a cookie.

Santa Visits-November 2017

  • Friday, November 17, 8-10p *Light the Village
  • Saturday, November 18, 5-8p *Special Needs Only
  • Sunday, November 19, 3-6pm  *Pet Night Only ($10 donation)
  • Thanksgiving - Closed
  • Friday, November 24, 11a-8p 
  • Saturday, November 25, 11a-8p
  • Sunday, November 26, 1-5p

Santa Visits-December 2017

  • Friday, December 1, 4-8p
  • Saturday, December 2, 1-8p
  • Sunday, December 3, 1-5p
  • Friday, December 8, 3-8pm 
  • Saturday, December 9, 10a-8p
  • Sunday, December 10, 1-5p
  • Friday, December 15, 5-8p
  • Saturday, December 16, 10a-8pm 
  • Sunday, December 17, 1-5p
  • Friday, December 22, 10a-8p
  • Saturday, December 23, 10a-8p
  • Sunday, December 24, 10a-5pm 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Spring Fashions

 

April 24, 2015 the Village of Rochester Hills will literally come to life. It is the season that Michiganders are anxiously waiting to get outside. Longing for the days of fresh air and warmth. The evenings of longer daylight and mild temperatures are within a fingers-tip reach away…and the Village wants to celebrate.

Join the many stores and models to bring spring fashions alive. Carefully chosen, local talent will be modeling the latest in fashion trends….in-stores, outside stores and even where you least expect to see a model. Two lucky entries will be chosen to get a full photo shoot and headshot provided by ThreeSonsPhotography and Real Style will be onsite scouting for new talent!Micah

This event is free for the entire metro-Detroit area. It’s a celebration of fashion, fresh air and friendships. Plan to spend your evening strolling Village Main with friends and family. Look for the models throughout. Grab a bite to eat and even get some fun tastes inside the stores. Enjoy the beautiful ambiance and fresh pansies. Sit on a bench and just breath. Listen to some live music or even have a cartoon drawn of you and a friend.

The event will start at 6:00pm and commence at 8pm, but you are welcome to come early or stay late!

Get your tails to the Village on March 28th!

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March 28th 10:30-1:30pm is a day you won't want to miss with the kids. Why? The Easter Bunny is arriving at the Village on a Rochester Hills Fire Truck! We will gather in Festival Park, by the Village Gazebo and wait for his arrival at 11am. Then, you can even let the kids visit and get your annual photo for FREE! We are asking for a small donation of $5 per child or $10 per family that will go directly to the Rainbow Connection. And we have more fun planned for the donation!

Written by: Laura Cassar (local mom & wife, children's book author and Village cheerleader)

Sure, the holidays are hectic, that's part of what makes them great! There's so much to do and people to see!  No matter what is on your social calendar for the month, The Village of Rochester Hills has the perfect outfit for any occasion. With a dozen different events in mind, we offer you The Twelve Dresses of Christmas (hum along, if you want.)

On the First Day of Christmas my book club hosted a really fun Girls' Night Out…..

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A lot of book clubs might keep in casual January through November, but most turn up the" festive meter" for December to celebrate another year of quality reading. The Loft has the perfect sleeveless medallion jacquard dress, with fitted top and flared skirt for this GNO. In navy blue, the dress is thick, warm and comfortable. It is $89.50. Here Ashley, Loft manager, completes the look with necklace ($49.50) and bracelets ($24.50 each).  

On the Second Day of Christmas my true friends gave to me a tree trimming dinner party….

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When it's time to deck the halls, trim the tree and indulge in roast beast with friends,  Evereve's Free People Dynamite Denim mini-dress ($128) fits the bill! Personal stylist Cindy gives the dress additional holiday spirit with a Free People Parisian Night cranberry slip ($78) and gold/silver tassel necklace ($38). That great thing about this outfit is that it can be mix-and-matched to be worn again and again. 

On the Third Day of Christmas my dear friends gave to me a dozen Christmas cookies….

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A holiday cookie exchange is a great excuse to get together with friends to consume massive quantities of chocolate and sugar too! This Buffalo plaid party skirt from  Talbot's is an adorable retro look that makes me want to throw on an apron and channel my inner June Cleaver! The skirt ($149) has slash pockets and front pleats and pairs well with a crisp white wrinkle-resistant blouse ($74.50.) (Wrinkle-resistant was probably a Christmas dream come true for old June!) The black bracelets complete the look for $39.

On the Fourth Day of Christmas my neighbors gave to me a progressive dinner party….

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Whether traveling around the world, or just around the neighborhood for a progressive dinner party, Chico's special Travelers line offers the perfect, wrinkle-free outfit. Store manager Mary is ready for an evening of food and friends in this glittering navy and gold outfit. Flattering crepe navy pants ($79) are topped with a gold shimmer tank ($55) and striped navy and gold sweater ($109). A big, bold necklace ($79) adds the finishing sparkle. 

On the Fifth Day of Christmas my child gave to me an elementary class party….

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It's a special treat to relive the magic of Christmas through your child's eyes. Whether you're the Room Mom or just a cheerful volunteer, Gap has great outfit options for you. Sales associate Jenny helped me pair a blue and black plaid wool skirt ($59.95) with fun zipper pockets and a soft grey ribbed turtleneck ($39.95). Plain black leggings for $29.95 make the outfit cozy and comfortable enough to participate in any reindeer games the classroom may offer. 

On the Sixth Day of Christmas I helped my world by attending a charity event….

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It's the season of giving and there is no shortage of galas, balls and cocktail parties to help make the world a better place. Lane Bryant's venetian red dress ($99.95) with a lace overlay would bring holiday cheer to any black tie event.  The three-quarter sleeves are trimmed with eyelash lace and the belt is a self-tie ribbon. Sales associate Beth accessorized with stone statement necklace ($34.95) and earrings ($14.95). The lace up strappy heel ($59.95) completes the look.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas my company gave to me a casual holiday party…..

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Is your company holiday party more fun than fancy? Ann Taylor's boiled wool flounce dress ($139)  in winter blue is too! Sleeveless with a deep V-neck, the jewel tone is sure to set a merry tone to any event. The double strand pearls add the finish touch for $59.50.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas my company gave to me a super fancy holiday party….

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Sometimes you've got to go big or go home. White House Black Market certainly helps you do the former. Their lace bodice jumpsuit ($170) will rock any holiday event, and best of all, it's comfortable! The store carries every accessory you need to take your outfit to the max with helpful staff like sales lead Austin to put it all together for you. She completed my look with a shrug sweater ($58), statement necklace ($65) and gem stud earrings ($25), sparkling bracelet ($45) and a satin envelope clutch ($78). You'll be looking for excuses to wear this outfit!

On the Ninth Day of Christmas it was finally time to get together with the extended family…..

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It's time to see the family and whether you're fighting over the best White Elephant gift or trying to get your fork out of the fondue, Francesca's little black dress ($48) will see you through. With a strappy gold lace bodice matching the gold lace strips on the skirt, you'll look as pretty as your favorite Christmas ornament. A black and gold necklace ($24) enhances the neckline.

On the Tenth Day of Christmas I remembered the reason for the season and went to church….

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Ann Taylor's lace shift dress ($139) with short sleeves and a back keyhole is an absolute classic perfect for Christmas services. You cannot go wrong with it, anytime or any place. The gold and pearl necklace ($69.50) says timeless.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas I attended a holiday brunch…..

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It's been a whirlwind but the end is in sight! One more decadent Christmas brunch before focusing on New Year resolutions! And lucky you, J Jill has a perfectly stylish and comfortable outfit for the occasion. Assistant manager Susan wears a Pure Jill sueded dress in 100 percent cotton ($99) with fleece-lined footless tights ($25). The dress is also available in red, green or black. Susan adds a splash of holiday red with her color block scarf ($39) and a little sparkle with her long necklace ($49).

On the Twelveth Day of Christmas I celebrated the New Year…..

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Just when you think you're done, well, there's New Year's Eve! Banana Republic has the ultimate metallic dress ($198) to ring in the New Year. The color, a warm silver, is fantastic but it's the cut, with a camouflage effect around the middle, that is so kind after a month of holiday calories and cheer! Shimmering sequins and chiffon trim, plus those double spaghetti straps, send out a clear "let's party" statement. No one else need know you plan on spending the entire next day laying on your couch in your oldest pair of sweat pants!

Happy Holiday from The Village! We hope they are merry, bright and well-dressed!