Welcome back to our food blog, mmm-yoso!!! Kirk is busy, Ed (from Yuma) is busy and Cathy finally is not busy, so she's blogging today.
Yes, I wrote about Green Acre only five months ago. It's a favorite place of ours that is crowded at lunch time, with an Office Park crowd. "Regular" people can eat here, we've met friends here and have tried just about every menu item, which vary based on what's been harvested from the garden. I can't wait to try more 'cold season' selections, which should be available soon. For now, the fresh fresh salads are my favorite item to order.
The outdoor eating space is always clean and surrounded mostly by herbs.
Each day the regular menu is supplemented by chalkboard specials, which you'll see as you walk in the door.
The indoor eating space is comfortable and hs a few vignette eating areas.
The menu is slightly changed from the last time I posted, mentioning Chef Owner Brian Malarkey's name on the branding symbol, as well as altering some of the choices. I imagine the menu will change with the seasons, since some items won't be fresh and available.
Here is a full size "Purist" from the Brick Oven Bar ($12)- mozzarella, crushed tomatoes and fresh from the garden basil. It comes with the salad.
This is the Prosciutto salad ($8). A good variety of greens, sunflower sprouts (and seeds), fresh basil, some grapes from the garden and an olive oil based dressing. The Prosciutto is a very good quality
This is the half mushroom Brick Oven Bar selection ($7)- garlic, cremini mushrooms and a fresh mozzarella topped on an excellent flat bread. Again, the simple salad is included in the price.
The "Goddess" Salad($7) with added on Mary's free range chicken 'brick filet' ($6). This salad includes fresh herbs as well as edible flowers, capers, and Goat Cheese. It's kind of 'fancy' and delicious.The dressing is a champagne vinaigrette.
Here are a few photos from the garden, it looks like fennel, beans and peppers will be playing a role in future menu items.
Always fresh and good food here.
Green Acre 3535 General Atomics Court San Diego 92121 (858)587-6601 M-F 7am-3pm Website