Bow & Arrow to open on Nov. 7 in Auburn

Cat Bobo
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Bow & Arrow to open on Nov. 7 in Auburn

Bow & Arrow, David Bancroft’s Texas-style barbecue restaurant, will open its doors on Wednesday, November 7. The new restaurant will be located at 1977 East Samford Avenue across the street from Church of the Highlands in Auburn, Alabama.

David Bancroft, executive chef and owner of Acre restaurant, is taking his childhood memories and turning them into flavors with his latest venture. Bancroft grew up in Texas before settling in the Loveliest Village on the Plains, hence Bow & Arrow boasting Texas-style barbecue with a Southern twist. The name comes from his love of hunting.

Bow & Arrow will look much different than Acre. Guests will walk inside to see homemade tortillas being made and a large fire pit on display, and then will hop in line to be served cafeteria-style. Quick and convenient, guests can order meat by the pound with various sides in containers ready to share with friends and family. A stocked condiment bar awaits customers at the end of the line featuring Tex-Mex goodies ranging from salsa verde to white sauce. Add a glass of sweet tea or a seasonal margarita, and you’ll be hopping back in line before you know it.

Executive chef Caleb Fischer has worked with Bancroft at Acre for years and also has deep roots in Texas. Known for his enchanting cakes and desserts, we’re confident that customers will be in for a treat with Fischer at the helm.  

The casual atmosphere of Bow & Arrow will also include a “meat chandelier” over the fire pit where the butcher will hang sausages and other meats. Taxidermy is to be expected, as is a local photo wall showcasing individuals and their biggest catches. Ample outdoor seating will be available, making this a great place for groups or teams. 

Bancroft and Fischer are known for their victory on the Food Network’s Iron Chef Showdown  back in 2017 followed by Fischer’s appearance on the Spring Baking Championship.

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