Jacoby's Restaurant and Mercantile has announced its opening date: The riverside restaurant on East Cesar Chavez will officially debut next Wednesday, August 20. Owner Adam Jacoby grew up on his family's ranch, and in their popular restaurant Jacoby's Cafe in Melvin, TX. Rounding out the Jacoby's team is Adam's partner and designer, Kris Swift, and executive chef Phillip Anderson. The restaurant will serve beef from the family ranch as part of a menu of 'Ranch-style cuisine with a Southern and rustic influence,' which translates to everything from chicken-fried steak and onion rings to a housemade charcuterie plate with wild boar terrine and a smoked gouda pimiento cheese sandwich.
The mercantile half of the space — which formerly housed an electric plant — will sell farm eggs, cheeses and meats, fresh flowers and produce, stocked picnic baskets and more. A huge back patio and picnic area will overlook the Colorado River, and Jacoby's will even have chicken coops. Stay tuned for a look at the finished space.