Go Green at Grace on Main in Elkhorn

Grace on Main in Elkhorn has a bright, homey feel inside, making it easy to sample a steaming cheese ravioli or barbecue chicken pizza. Check out their full menu online. Photo: Grace on Main.

Michael and Ilee Muller first opened Grace on Main in Elk Horn in January 2020. Located at 2105 Broadway Ave., the restaurant specializes in warm, welcoming comfort food, like pastas, pizzas and hot sandwiches. Beyond its small-town charm and modern ambience, Grace on Main recently received the 2022 Sustainability & Innovation Award from the Iowa Restaurant Association.

The Mullers started taking home unusable greens and scraps from the kitchen to feed their dozen chickens, an effort to reduce landfill waste. As the restaurant grew, the Mullers partnered with a local company, Windy Hill Compost, to turn more food scraps into usable fertilizer. In addition to reducing food waste, the Mullers opt for recyclable to-go containers and use solar panels and geothermal heating to power the building. Today the restaurant is powered by 88.5% renewable energy.

To book a table at this Earth-friendly eatery, head to their website once they reopen on Jan. 6 after their holiday break. They serve lunch and dinner Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and offer brunch on Sunday.

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