ACME F&B, opening in Dallas tomorrow, takes whole-animal cooking up a notch by featuring a menu that varies through the night as the kitchen makes its way through serving the entire protein-source—while you might start out ordering a steak, later diners might be served sweetbreads. ACME, is the first restaurant in Texas (maybe even the country) with this whole-animal allocation program. All the finer cuts of meat will be served at ACME, while other cuts, like ground beef and pork, will be served at the owners other restaurants—waste not, want not.
The team of four female dynamos behind ACME (including Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson of Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burgers, and Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson of Barcadia) created a space that is white-tablecloth minus the pretentiousness of fine dining.
Colleen and Jeana are behind the menu of seasonally inspired, New American dishes like grilled asparagus with roasted beet mimosa salad, chicken and dumplings with rainbow chard gnocchi, and braised rabbit with three onion risotto jus. And the bar menu, manned by Brooke and Brianna, features 24 beers on tap, 26 wines by the glass, and refreshing cocktails like the Blueberry Lemon Cooler with Limoncello, blueberries, and sparkling water. We sense a girls night is in order!
ACME F&B, 4900 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 75205, 214/443-0003. Monday through Thursday: 5 to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 5 to 11pm