After the Good 2 Go girls brainstormed with Barcadia owners Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson, a love restaurant was born. Their newest concept, ACME F&B, is a “come-as-you-are fine dining” joint where your old blue jeans might actually find a new home. Tomorrow, June 1, is the soft opening of this casual, but upscale restaurant-bar at McKinney and Monticello.
Expect New American cuisine with seasonal, local, and farm-friendly ingredients. Menu items like the summer chilled green gazpacho, grilled asparagus with roasted beet mimosa salad, chicken and dumplings with rainbow chard gnocchi, and braised rabbit with three onion risotto jus comes just in time for summer.
The press release explains:
The whole animal allocation program at ACME F & B is the first of it’s kind in Texas. This means that the menu will change throughout the evening with regards to the proteins. While a steak is being offered at one point, sweetbreads could be offered at another. O’Hare and Johnson plan to use the finer cuts of meat for ACME F & B, while other cuts such as ground beef or pork will be sent over to Good To Go Taco, Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burgers, their other restaurant, making this a true “farmer-friendly” concept.
O’Hare and Johnson, who have cooked at Stephan Pyles, York Street, Hibiscus, The Green Room, and more, say that they will be doing “honest, straightforward food — familiar and comfortable but with an unexpected twist that draws from their experience working in some of Dallas’ finer kitchens.
Barcadia owners Humphries and Larson are managing the bar, which features 24 beers on tap, 26 wines by the glass, and a specialty cocktail list.
4900 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 75205.
acmefandb.com or 214.443.0003
Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm; Friday and Saturday 5pm – 11pm.