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The 'Best Burger in America' by Chef Michael Symon Coming to Rochester Hills

B Spot, which won the Burger Bash competition at the tony South Beach Wine Festival four out of the last five years, is expected open in April in Rochester Hills.

Burgers, sandwiches, pickled vegetables and craft beers are among the menu items that will be offered at B Spot, opening this spring in Rochester Hills. (Photo: B Spot web site)
Burgers, sandwiches, pickled vegetables and craft beers are among the menu items that will be offered at B Spot, opening this spring in Rochester Hills. (Photo: B Spot web site)

If you’re a fan burgers found at fast-food joints, this isn’t mouth-watering news.

But if you want a gourmet burger – “the best burger in America” four out of the last five years in the Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine Festival – you soon won’t have to travel to Cleveland to get it.

Chef Michael Symon is opening the first Michigan location of B Spot in the Village of Rochester Hills shopping center next month, the Oakland Press reports.

The grand opening is planned for early April, general manager Frank Ritz told the newspaper. Symon, a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality and author, is expected to make an appearance.

Symon appears regularly on various various programs on the Food Network and Cooking Channel, as well as ABC’s “The Chew.” He’s also a frequent contributor to foodie magazines and other periodicals.

“He’s with us every step of the way,” Ritz said. “From finding the location to setting up the restaurants, it’s all his design.”

The  B Spot menu includes more than a dozen varieties of burgers, as well as other sandwiches, pickled vegetables and craft beers. Among the 24 craft beers will be some local brews, the newspaper said.

The Village of Rochester Hills is located at 104 N. Adams Road on the northeast corner of Adams and Walton Boulevard.
Amanda Holly March 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
I agree Jack. Listen, I understand that Rochester Hills as a whole is a wealthy suburb, but not all of its residents are wealthy. I'm a recently separated mother of 3 (with a 4th on the way), and I, for one, would appreciate a few more cost conscious options. Also, it would be nice if there could be a few places to "hang" and do schoolwork where there's internet access...someplace different than a bar, library, or coffee house. Other cities have 24-hour diners where I can go in at night and enjoy a snack while working on my schoolwork. Why not Rochester?
Carol Lynn March 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Good idea, Amanda! Rochester has needed a place like you described for years. The old ACE hardware would have been a good location for that - instead of another fitness center !
Amanda Holly March 25, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Another thing that would really add to the community would be a Boys & Girl's Club. There is a terrible lack of things for pre-teens/teenagers to do in the Rochester/Rochester Hills area. I moved here when I was 14 years old (I'm 34 now), and can remember the frustration of having nothing to do. I've gotta tell you, that situation leads to serious trouble...it did with me, and with the majority of kids I knew. Adding in a Boys & Girl's Club along with maybe a cyber cafe (remember, we used to have one of those in downtown Rochester back in the 90's) and an affordable diner or two would do wonders! Seriously, pretend you're 14 with no car and limited money, and look around Rochester. What is there for you?
Debi March 26, 2014 at 02:14 AM
I think the editor needs to edit her article.

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