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#RochMNFood Partnership Promotes Local Dining Options

Release Date: September 23, 2020






Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Direct: 507-216-9886



#RochMNFood Partnership Promotes Local Dining Options

ROCHESTER, Minn.—A community partnership between three local entities is simplifying where to find up-to-date Rochester dining options.  

#RochMNFood is a collaboration between the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW to create one spot for up-to-date dining, take-out, and delivery options in Rochester. The partnership makes it easy for Rochester customers to support local restaurants.

“We are pleased to collaborate to support our restaurants during this challenging time,” RDA Executive Director Holly Masek and Chamber President Kathleen Harrington said jointly. “CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW has built a fantastic site that provides a one-stop location for all dining options in Rochester.”

The and downtown-specific web pages will be updated weekly. Patrons hungry for certain dining experiences can filter restaurants by cuisine and location and find a restaurant’s menu, hours, and offerings on one site.

“Food brings people together. While we cannot gather, we can still eat and support local,” said Tiffany Alexandria of CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW. “I’m excited to be working with Rochester Downtown Alliance and Rochester Area of Commerce on this partnership to continuously promote and support local food businesses!”

A downtown-specific list of restaurants is available at and the full list of Rochester area establishments can be found at to

  Download a #RochMNFood poster to distribute.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

Tiffany Alexandria started with a passion for sharing food from her home of Taiwan with the world and CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW was born. Through food blogging, she recreates authentic recipes from scratch with local farmers market finds that anyone can easily recreate in his or her own kitchen. Tiffany is passionate about supporting local businesses and promoting local through social media and photography.

About the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce 
The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is a service organization dedicated to strengthening the community by promoting and empowering businesses and non-profits to succeed in a diverse and collaborative climate. To learn more, visit