Step into the converted RiNo district 1880s metal casting factory and breathe in the delicate grit of the stripped-down social hall where Acorn restaurant lives. Here a line forms nightly for denim-casual dining. Owner and head beverage man Bryan Dayton says weekend evenings are "like a tornado." Chef-owner Steven Redzikowski's kitchen crew pumps crowd-pleasers like tomato-braised meatballs out of the open kitchen's wood-burning oven; aromas and heat kick up as the night goes on. Stop in for a Saturday night of your own via the gallery above.
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