I took my mom and Marian on one of my excursions as we headed to Atlanta last week. We couldn't leave until late in the day, and we planned to stop along the way to spend the night, so I thought that was a perfect excuse to try a new restaurant. After a little research, a good friend from Montgomery reported that she had heard great things about Acre in Auburn so we made that our destination.
I can't say that Acre was one of my favorite places I've ever been, but overall it was a good experience. I really liked the decor even though the lighting in the dining area was too bright. If we hadn't had Marian with us, I would have asked to sit at the bar. It was so cool with better lighting, lots of exposed brick and industrial fixtures. The food was good, and the servers were really nice and attentive. I'm so glad we gave it a try, and if I'm ever in Auburn again, I would go back. However, I'm not sure that I'll make a special trip off the interstate next time.
Hope you enjoy your summer road trip, and don't be afraid to travel off the beaten path for something a little special!
|Acre bread board with rosemary butter, pimento cheese and sorghum-bacon butter was a favorite. I could have made a meal out of this!|
|Salt-roasted beets were delicious|
|Corn and sausage tamale was a small-plate special that I made into my entree|
|Mississippi Redfish on the "half shell" - very nice sauce, but the fish was a little overcooked|
|Gilled cheese and fries off the kid's menu was a success|