Friday, February 12th, is going to be a HUGE day here at Hallelujah Acres as we celebrate not only the 18th anniversary of Hallelujah Acres, and the 76th birthday of Rev. Malkmus, but it will also be the day that we officially re-open the Hallelujah Acres Café.
Following a fire in May of 2009, we had to restore most of the interior of our entire main building, and this caused us to have to shut down the Café. While it was closed, we knocked down a wall to expand its size so that we now have a dining room that can handle nearly 100 diners at a time, painted the walls, and installed new ceiling tiles and light fixtures, as well as adding some beautiful wall hangings.
During the time the Café was closed, we hired a professional chef and in November unofficially opened the Café. When we did re-open the Café, the salad bar was gone and in its place was a menu that not only included various types of salads, but all kinds of incredibly delicious vegan offerings, waiters and waitresses, and even take-outs. Following are just a few of the items that were found on that menu:
Vegetarian Chili, Curried Pumpkin Soup, Asian Lo-Mein Sichuan Salad, Artichoke Salad, Marinated Portobello Burger to just mention a few, along with a nice offering of salads, desserts which included Pomegranate Cheesecake (without cheese), Sweet Potato Pie, etc., and of course individual Pizzas (the most popular item on the menu), and a number of new beverages.
Well, hopefully we have all the bugs out (they’re not allowed in a vegan restaurant anyway ;-)), and on February 12th, we will celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of The Hallelujah Acres Café, and you are invited to join us.
Following is the Events Schedule for the day:
Friday, February 12th Starting at 10:30 am.
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the Hallelujah Acres Café, Rev. George Malkmus’ 76th birthday, and the 18th anniversary of Hallelujah Acres!
This full day of fun begins with the Café ribbon cutting at 10:30 am!
900 South Post Road, Shelby NC 28152 – Get Directions
No RSVP required. Complimentary appetizers will replace the regular Café menu on February 12.
The Big Day – Event Schedule
- Café ribbon cutting and appetizer-sized menu items (through 2:00 pm)
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Information booths open:
- Hallelujah Acres
- The Villages of Hallelujah Acres
- Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Centers
- Genesis Living Foods
- Free food demonstrations every half hour in our Culinary Stadium:
- 11:30 am – Hallelujah Burgers
- 12:00 pm – Birthday cake with Rev. Malkmus (see below)
- 12:30 pm – Specialty Salad
- 1:00 pm – Dressings
- 1:30 pm – Juicing
- 2:00 pm – Nut Milk
- 2:30 pm – Smoothies
- 3:00 pm – Desserts
- 3:30 pm – How to Do The Hallelujah Diet On The Road
- Rev. Malkmus’ 76th birthday Celebration (with some Hallelujah Birthday Cake!)
See you on February 12th!