Acre, the popular farm-to-table diner — has officially opened their Upper Arlington/Grandview Heights location at 1717 Northwest Blvd.
Next to a Kroger, it marks their second location. The original nestled North of campus at 2700 N. High St.
The new restaurant concept traces its roots back to Todd Mills time as director of development with Local Matters, the food-centric nonprofit. Mills and his colleagues identified the primary obstacles in the way of healthier dietary options for most people, particularly low-income families: either it costs too much to purchase better-prepared foods, or they lacked the knowledge, skills, and time to prepare them at home. So Mills began playing with the idea of a restaurant model that could make locally sourced, higher-quality meals more accessible to a wider swath of the population. – 614 Magazine | Dec. 2014
The new space is 1,900 square feet with 40 seats inside, including a patio in the spring that’ll bring an additional 20 spots for seating. They’ll serve the usual fair with lunch and dinner for the week and a weekend brunch option for the breakfast crowd. As a fast-casual eatery, their menu includes bowls, wraps, salads and tacos made using organic, free-range local produce.
The prices are reasonable and they have beer. What’s not to like?
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