To start my new series Flashback Friday Foods, I want to write about one of my old favorite eateries, Wild Acre Eatery. Wild Acre Eatery is one of the farm to fork concept restaurants in Twin Cities and 99% of what you see in your plate comes from their own farm located 35 miles away from the restaurant. Yes they have their own farm. I went to Wild Acre Eatery on one of those lazy summer afternoons with two of my usual partners in crime. We got a seat in the patio, which we all loved; Ananta and I loved it even more because we could watch airplanes taking off and landing very close. This also means that it is very close to the airport and if you are not an avgeek like us and/or are sensitive to noise, you might want to sit inside.
The inside is equally nice. It might be even better. A nice bar area on one side of the restaurant and causal-seating arrangements in rest of the space. The best part of the inside has to the greenery with vines spreading across the ceiling and corners. It really makes you feel like you are in a greenhouse. Or at least I did.
Food wise, I don’t remember what we ordered but among three of us, we had our own hits and misses. One thing that all of us agreed, was that the chicken felt dry. I find chicken one of the hardest thing to cook when I am cooking but for the price that I was paying at this place, I expected it to be near to perfection which was not the case. Steak was fine. We all enjoyed vegetables a lot. I have to say that this place does have a good meat to vegetable proportion unlike most places where side vegetable is almost insignificant.
Another miss during our visit was the service. Although we got seated right away, I remember it taking forever for our food to arrive. I also remember refilling our complementary popcorns twice.
I love the fact that Wise Acre Eatery brings farm to fork concept and promotes local market and is organic. The food is great and the ambience is even better. All of us enjoyed our meal except for the chicken. But I can’t say the same about price point and the service.