After having a soft opening, The Daily Ration will be open tomorrow with a full menu and new hours.

“We kind of opened our doors slowly, doing coffee and pastries, and slowly added breakfast and lunch,”co-ownerMatt Skudlarek said. “We had a super-successful Sunday last [week]. We just put up that sign that says ‘now open’ and ended up having a pretty banging day.”

The Daily Ration has replaced The Farmer’s Daughter,1220 Dartmouth St. Click here for background about the owners’ decision to make that change.


The business’ hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

During the day, customers can choose from a lunch or brunch menu and in the evenings can experience rotating bartenders from other area businesses, such as The Flying Squirrel and Clyde’s on Main.

“The nighttime hours will increase [later],”Skudlarek also said.

During evening/night hours, there will be a food menu with some appetizers and sandwiches. The menu will change every weekend until owners firm up the dinner menu.

Some of the food items are similar to what The Farmer Daughter’s featured. The offerings range from breakfast biscuit sandwiches to more unique items, such as chickpea pancakes.

Other food features will include housemade gluten-free pastries and gluten-free bread.

“We’ll be doing as much in-house as possible,”Skudlarek said.

Skudlarek and co-owner Jason Bowers have gotten clearance to grow herbs on-site.Eventually, they want to grow vegetables.

“The whole patio is set up … with an irrigation system,”Skudlarek said. “We are going to play with that a little bit and see what that looks like, which I think will be really cool.”