Acadia Cafe and KFAI mention in strib

Monday, March 16, 2009

Nice article about the Acadia and KFAI Roots Saturday in last Thursdays Star Tribune! Link to the full article here


329 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-8702.

The room: Housed in the former Riverside Cafe location, catty corner from the 400 Bar, the Acadia's big windows open up on the whirring crossroads of Cedar and Riverside Avenues. Inside: yet more red paint, with a mix of booths and tables wrapped around a long bar under a decor that's part Greenwich Village bohemia, part beer pub.

The music: Essentially anything -- except cover songs (that's actually a house policy). This month's calendar includes the KFAI's Roots Saturday gig with Sawtooth Bluegrass Band (this Saturday), Americana tunesmith Erik Brandt (March 20), the DEMO emerging-songwriter series (every other Thursday) and, for the first anniversary bash, one of several Acadia employees' groups: gospel-ized rock act A Night in the Box (March 28). 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 9 p.m. weekends. Never a cover except for the $5 DEMO shows.

The menu: Sandwiches galore, from a variety of burgers to several vegetarian options, plus breakfast all day and five different salads. Happy-hour prices on the 27 tap beers and wine after 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.