Oak at Fourteenth planted Acorn -- but has it grown into its own?

Considering that Acorn, which opened last summer in The Source, grew out of Oak at Fourteenth, Bryan Dayton and Steven Redzikowski's smash neighborhood eatery in Boulder, the name seems apropros. Especially since "kitchen-wise, it's a quarter of the size of Oak," says Redzikwoski. See also: Steve Redzikowski, chef of Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth: "Tweezers are just so finicky" But then there's that bit about acorns and mighty oaks, and all the growth the saying implies?

Does Acorn have that much growing to do? Or has it already sprouted into a restaurant capable of holding its own? Find out when my review is posted at westword.com tomorrow.


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Gretchen Kurtz has worked as a writer for 25 years; during that time she's stomped grapes in Napa, eaten b'stilla in Fez, and baked with Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss. Her work has appeared in publications including Boulevard (Paris), Diversion, the New York Times and Westword. Our restaurant critic since 2012, she loves helping you decide where to eat and drink tonight.
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