Weekend @ Acme 10/19




Greetings from Carrboro,

I mean, you could go to the Fair. You could also get a festive and colorful tattoo of Gary Coleman. On your forehead. It’s close, but I think that the former is preferable – though seriously more painful and expensive. The Fair does, however, have the distinct advantage of washing off after a couple of weeks. And lots of free political stickers.

It’s partially the food. OK, mostly. As a man unafraid of using a deep fat fryer, I get the allure. But really, limiting the fried-things-on-sticks to items found in a gas station snack aisle does not excite me. Oysters, yes. Little Debbie Zebra Cakes, not so much. What’s next? Fried STP Gas Treatment? Those car air freshener trees? Yum.

So, for all of you for whom dinner on a stick does not equal culinary bliss, we’ve got you covered. If you want a semi-Fair experience, you could walk to Acme. Or if that doesn’t work, we could have you stand in line for 30 minutes or so, triple charge you, and let you clean up after yourself. Your call. But we’re all out of political stickers. Whoops.

The last weekend for soft shell crabs! Wild boar and venison sausage pasta. Pan-seared tripple tail from the NC coast. Braised lamb risotto. Local spaghetti squash. Oysters on the half shell. Grilled achiote-crusted tuna. Rice pudding with plum and local ginger. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Pan-seared Outer Banks scallops. Hot salad with local greens, house-cured pork, and a fried egg. Local scuppernong pie. Boiled peanuts. Pickled sweet peppers. Carolina shrimp and clam stew. Forever roasted pig. Wild pear chutney. Chocolate pecan pie. And by the way, parking is free.

Thanksgiving! At Acme! Noon until 8pm. $30 per person. Reservations required by phone. All the joys of a Southern Thanksgiving without a single fork to clean. Tell me, what’s not to love?

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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