The new Urban Farmhouse Eatery & Pie Co. in Highland, formerly Farmers Restaurant & Bakery, has a new concept, decor and expanded menu but one thing has not changed — the food is still top-notch.
For the past dozen years, Stephen and Karen Edwards have owned and operated the restaurant located at 15 Central Blvd.
The Edwards, who also own Ravanelli’s Restaurants, which has three locations, as well Fire-N-Smoke Wood Kitchen in Troy, changed the Highland restaurant’s concept last month.
While the the restaurant no long offers a buffet, it continues to feature comfort food with a modern twist.
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“When my parents decided to make the change from Farmers Restaurant to Urban Farmhouse Eatery & Pie Co., they wanted to produce the best restaurant experience for their customers and employees,” pastry chef Alyssa Edwards said last week. “They wanted to create a one-of-a-kind eatery where quality and value will always be first.”
And it’s fast.
“And all meals will be delivered to your table within 10 minutes,” Alyssa Edwards said.
The new concept has been a big hit with the customers.
“We’re busier than ever,” Alyssa Edwards said.
Everything on the menu is made from scratch. Locally sourced Hereford beef, all-natural chicken and pork, locally brewed craft beers, organic wines, and specialty sodas, including Ski products from Breese and Fitz’s Root Beer produced in St. Louis, are all on the menu.
Pulled pork is now the most popular item sold, according to Alyssa Edwards.
But the restaurant’s pressure-cooked fried chicken, which is marinated for 24 hours, is still a favorite of many the restaurant’s patrons.
There are hand-made burgers, tacos, fajitas with homemade salsa, as well as a variety of sandwiches, platters, and gourmet salads.
And yes, Urban Farmhouse has the mouth-watering cakes and pies for which Farmers had been well known.
The cost of the average meal at Urban Farmhouse Eatery & Pie Co. is between $8-10.
The restaurant also has carryout and catering services. They offer boxed lunches, party packs, famous fried chicken party packs, and full-catering services. They also now offer a full line of in-house, all-natural smoked meats: pulled pork, peppered turkey, and St. Louis-style ribs.
The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday, from 11a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. A Sunday breakfast (8 to 11 a.m.) has a full-menu from the traditional to fried donuts and skillet hash.
For reservations or more information, call the restaurant at (618) 651-0007.