Acme & Valentine’s Day 1/27



Greetings from Carrboro,

Men of the world, look out – here he comes. Cupid. It’s important not to dwell too much on how the image of a well-armed toddler is supposed to evoke romance. You with me? Hell, I’ve seen what a darling little tot can do with a dry erase marker, a sofa and the amount of time it takes daddy to go potty. Not pretty. So, the thought of handing over a weapon to a diaper-clad cherub does not give me any warm, fuzzywuzzy thoughts. Hardly. But here we are.

Let me be clear; Valentine’s Day should cause a wee bit of panic. Not the overwhelming large-comet-hitting-Earth-panic. More like the doctor’s-appointment-sitting-on-crinkly-paper variety of panic. You know. The kind of butterflies eased by clean underwear and breath mints. Preparation, needless to say, is key.

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday. In three Tuesdays to be exact. Something like 25000 minutes. But who’s counting? Tick. Tock. And there’s this thing called $12.95 Tuesday that we do around here. It’s, well, pretty damn popular. So what to do when one juggernaut slams into another? Something, as they say, has to give. Our attempts to move Valentine’s Day did not go over so well with the Hallmark people. They had already printed their silly cards and were not so keen to cross out “14” and hand write in “15.” Lazy schmucks. So, we – Acme – did the noble thing and saved Cupid’s big day. Yes, Carrboro, you’re welcome.

We moved $12.95 Tuesday to Monday, February 13th! Because 12.95 is close to 13! Genius, right? For one week only, Acme will make Monday your Funday. Every Entrée. $12.95. We could call it Valentine’s Day for Insiders. Or for hipsters. Sure beats the crap out of a Whitman’s Sampler. The way we figure it, the only real panic you’ll have is whether to come to Acme on Monday or Tuesday. Either way, we hope you’ll go with the clean underwear plan. Altoids are completely your call.

Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.



The Staff at Acme


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