BRYAN, TX — Amanda Light and her husband Brian are the owners of Ronin, a farm-to-table restaurant in historic downtown Bryan.
“Both grew pretty organically into what they are today. We started catering our midwife's wedding as our very first event and then began hosting dinners in our little forest area at the farm and then grew into the restaurant shortly after that,” said Amanda Light, Owner & Operations, Ronin Farm & Restaurant.
Ronin Farm was established in September of 2012 with the restaurant coming five years later in May of 2018.
For the past three years, Ronin’s farm and restaurant has provided locals with one of the most unique dining experiences in the Brazos Valley with Full Moon Dinners at the farm, to their unique beverage and produce programs.
“The farm and the restaurant are connected, so there are a deeper understanding and connection to the food compared to buying it from a larger producer,” said Light.
Like all restaurants, the last year has provided many challenges, and while many have had to close their doors for good, Ronin found the opportunity to provide an alternative way for the community to buy locally grown fresh produce.
“It is something that we wanted to offer for a long time, but fortunately or unfortunately, COVID sort of kicked started that, and we were finally in this position where we are doing these subscriptions and boxes, and the outpouring support that we’ve received for the last year has been overwhelming, said Light.
The Community Supported Agriculture Boxes are filled with produce from the Ronin farm and local farmers across the state and always align with the seasons.
"When it’s not from our farm, it does come from farms around Texas, so the eggs, the mushrooms this week are from Austin,” said Light.
And to help get business get back to its new normal, for the past month, Ronin has been participating in Destination Bryan’s Restaurant Month featuring items for brunch and dinner.
“We’re doing pork steam buns and eggs benedict, which is fun,” said Light.
Engel & Völkers, the main sponsor of Restaurant Month, will be donating $1 to the Brazos Valley Food Bank up to $1000 for each check-in at the 32 participating restaurants when customers use the Bryan Restaurant Month Pass.
25 News KRHD has also pledged to make a $1000 donation to the Brazos Valley Food Bank this month.
“When we saw the city of Bryan coming together to support local restaurants and the local food bank, we knew this was something we would love to support,” says 25 News VP & General Manager, Adam Chase. “2020 was a hard year for all of us, and we hope this donation will help those in the Brazos Valley have a better start to 2021.”
As an evolving environment, Ronin strives to serve the best product from right here in the Brazos Valley.
Ronin is open for dinner from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. Wed-Sat, and open for brunch on Sun 11 A.M.-2 P.M.
You can find more information on Ronin's CSA Boxes and Beverage program on their website, HERE.
Location: 800 North Main Street, Bryan, Texas 77803