From Our Editors
Like a bourbon-fueled El Camino fitted with a Roquefort dashboard and croissant holder, The Acorn?s menu contains many Southern and French influences. Start off with an appetizer like the crispy crab-cake BLT ($13) or a leafy smoked-cheddar salad ($7). Tongue-tickling entrees include grilled pork tenderloin with white-bean puree, haricot verts, and cider gastrique ($24); crispy braised lamb shank with asparagus terrine, diced potatoes, and tarragon demi-glace ($27); and chorizo-and-potato-crusted halibut in Jack Daniel's pecan cream sauce ($27). Herbivores, on the other meatless hand, can keep it simple with a Farmer's Market "Eat your vegetables or no dessert!" plate of farm-fresh veggies ($18). And by finishing it, they'll be allowed to top off a dazed, smile-inducing meal with a dessert such as the flourless chocolate torte topped with sweetened sour cream ($9).