ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Vegetarian food for carnivores.” That’s how chef Shawn Weed describes his new restaurant, The Acre, set to open in early October.
“Most people get terrified when they hear ‘vegetarian,'” Weed said. “They think kale tossed with tofu. I don’t want that to be the experience (at The Acre). This is comfort food but reinvented without the meat.”
The new restaurant will be located in the shopping center on the southeast corner of Wyoming and Montgomery. According to Weed, The Acre will be 1,440-square feet and seat between 48 and 50 customers.
Weed has been in the restaurant industry for 26 years, working all over the country to hone his skills and he has decided to open his first restaurant in his home state.