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Grand Rounds Brew PubThe news is out! Söntés is excited to share with you that we are embarking on a new partnership to bring a craft brewery to downtown Rochester. Grand Rounds Brewing Company (GRBC) will open in the spring of 2015 at our location at 4 Third Street SW. To accommodate this transition, Söntés will be closing its doors on January 1, 2015.

Grand Rounds Brew Pub (GRBP) will feature hand-crafted beer brewed on site by Master Brewer Steve Finnie and food by Executive Chef Alex Sjoberg. GRBP was born out of a love of good food, good beer, and good company with the ultimate goal of offering an authentic pub with a neighborhood feel in the heart of the city.  Chef Alex is planning a menu that unites traditional pub fare with local favorites and unique flavors. And GRBP will continue Söntés’ tradition of sourcing food locally and engaging local artists and musicians. And vinophiles, fear not: GRBP will serve wine, too!

Tessa’s Office Wine and Spirit Boutique, our wine shop co-located with Söntés, will remain open through the transition and will expand into additional square footage made available during construction of the brew pub. Sommelier Barbara Claire Pitcher will remain as the shop’s manager and resident wine expert. Many of your favorite wines from Söntés will be available for purchase at Tessa’s Office.

Söntés will continue to serve the community as a catering company under the GRBC umbrella and will continue as one of three caterers serving the Rochester Art Center as well as offering catering in-homes and at other venues in the area.

Why Grand Rounds?
Grand Rounds is a ritual of medical education consisting of presenting the medical problems and treatment. Grand Rounds involve a passion for knowledge, a passion for caring, and a meeting of the mind, all integral parts of medical education. We say: an integral part of life. Solutions to life’s troubles are often discovered over a pint, and no doubt there will be some lively discussions over a pint of Grand Rounds fine craft beer! Comfortable and unpretentious, everyone will feel welcome at GRBP. It’s a place to meet your friends for a pint, share delicious local food with your family, or celebrate the large and small events in your life.

On behalf of Söntés restaurant, we thank each and every one of you for letting us into your hearts and lives these past eight years. We are truly honored by these amazing memories and we can’t wait to welcome you into our next endeavor, Grand Rounds Brew Pub! For updates on our progress toward opening, like Grand Rounds on Facebook.

For Söntés reservations during our final weeks, please call us at 507.292.1628.

~ Söntés Guest Blogger Jody Brown is a writer, author, poet, and traveler.