by Steven Doyle
Acme F&B released their wunderkind chef Norman Grimm as they begin to re-concept the brand into a more casual beer-centric bar with food. I confirmed the news with Brooke Humphries this morning and she said that she wanted to get back to her roots and do what they do best.
The space will indeed be a beer garden. “We have 36 taps, a great patio,” Humphries wrote to us, “we will have good food with a lower price point. I’m not a sea bass person, I am more a Waygu burger bacon jam and redneck cheddar or flatbread kinda bar person, ya know?” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Rod Orta
Yesterday our new contributor Melissa Robert extolled the virtues of her most recent visit to Acme F&B. It was fairly obvious that she enjoyed the work of Chef Norman Grimm who has a spectacular background. Grimm graduated from the New England Culinary Institute, the same school and class as Food Network’s Alton Brown and Dallas chef Abraham Salum.
Grimm, who began his career at Rubicon and Jardiniere, working for Traci Des Jardins in the mid-to-late 90’s, eventually made his way to Dallas in 2002. After opening The Mercury, he went on to work with Sharon Hage, at York Street. Continue reading
by Melissa Robert
Being known as a food lover amongst your peers means that you are regularly asked where to dine in Dallas. Last week I had the pleasure of enjoying a meal with friends at Acme F&B and I can safely say this is one restaurant you don’t want to miss.
Upon entering the large front doors I was immediately greeted not only by the hostess, but also by a wonderful and enticing aroma that filled the air. I made my way to the bar in the back, enjoying the thoughtful and warm décor anchored by a large fireplace in the middle of an open dining room. The patio area is also very spacious, this night I opted for the cozy grouping of armchairs near the fireplace. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
From Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson who brought you Barcadia and now full owners of Acme F&B, look for a new venture to be located at 2114 Greenville Avenue. Mudsmith will be an elevated coffee house serving FourBarrel Coffee from San Francisco. Four Barrel implements a vintage German roaster for their responsibly selected green beans, and is known for their extreme quality. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Outstanding in the Field, the pioneering farm-dinner series that has inspired pop-up supper clubs across North America and around the world, returns to the Dallas area on Tuesday, October 23 to set its long, white-linen table in the fields of Sloans Creek Farm in Dodd City. Dallas chefs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare of Acme F&B and Good 2 Go Taco will bring their crew out to the al fresco kitchen to prepare a multi-course meal, sourcing on-the-hoof ingredients for the menu from the fields of host farmers Nathan and Ellen Melson and neighboring farms.
“Our past events in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area have been filled with enthusiastic diners,” said OITF founding chef and artist Jim Denevan. “Here, local food means Texas food, and everybody can get behind that. Even visiting non-Texans. Sloans Creek Farm, where the Melson family tends pasture-raised cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens, is the perfect spot for Chefs Jeana and Colleen to wow us with their whole-animal approach to good eating.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo by Joy Zhang
A press release landed on our door step announcing that Acme F&B will be opening their doors tomorrow, Friday, June 1, 2012. Partners Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson (Good To Go Taco) with Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson (Barcadia) will feature 24 beers on tap, 26 exclusive or hard to find wines and a dozen specialty cocktails. Continue reading