Oak Cliff farmstead Urban Acres is primarily known for its produce co-op, but now they're stepping things up at the on-site Urban Farmstead cafe.
New head chef David Rodriguez hails from nearby Oddfellows and prior to that cooked at Hannah's Off The Square in Denton. With its new chef in place, Urban Acres is expanding both their hours and their food offerings, with a fresh menu that showcases local produce (naturally) as well as product from local purveyors like Empire Baking, Rush Patisserie, Windy Meadows Farm and Pederson's ham.
Via press release, Rodriguez says "the new menu was also inspired by recent trips to Portland, San Francisco, and Berkeley," three cities that of course set the gold standard for local and seasonal eating; new dishes include housemade chorizo tacos, chicken salad made from pastured chickens, and a grilled cheese made with Caprino Royale cheeses and apricot-jalapeno jam. Besides sourcing local produce and artisan products, the chef is also using Urban Acres' own eggs, herbs, vegetables and honey; before or after dining at the cafe's communal patio tables, patrons can tour the on-site chicken coop, herb garden, greenhouse and beehive. They also offer a wide variety of classes on everything from gardening to knife skills. Urban Acres' new hours are Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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