Greetings from Carrboro,
We worry about certain traditions. As our world hurtles forward, there’s an inevitable amount of hand-wringing over cultural upheaval. We’ve all seen those stories on TV; “once a crucial part of life here, this woman may be the last person on earth who still remembers how to make fishing nets out of longhorn beetles.” I’m never sure if that’s good or bad. It’s not like I’m gonna do anything about it. Hell, she may hate making those damn nets. But I do wonder if they’ll have the same story about flip-phones.
Well, one tradition you needn’t worry about is Mardi Gras. At all. Any tradition that includes floats and plastic beads and pirates has enough mojo to outlive us all. And when you add the oh-so-delicious food… Well, that’s when a tradition becomes a juggernaut. And who doesn’t love a juggernaut? Needless to say, the Acme Krewe is always happy to jump on that party bus. Hurricanes and gumbo and king cake sound pretty damn good to us. And, believe it or not, we’ve generously held a seat on the bus just for you. Because, you know, that’s how we roll.
Starting tonight, we’re jumping into the bayou with both feet. Beads, zydeco, French-sounding words – the whole shebang. Think of it as a dinner party. That’s actually delicious. And you’re getting close. What else you got planned? As they say in New Orleans, “laissez the bons temps rouler.” Loosely translated; this tradition ain’t goin’ nowhere.
Louisiana red beans & rice. Creole beef tenderloin with Herbsaint butter. Fried Chicken with Tasso ham gravy. Gumbo with housemade andouille. Cajun-style crab hushpuppies. Monkfish and crawfish ètouffèe. Hurricanes. 15-hour shortribs over jambalaya. King cake. Sazeracs. Duck liver boudin. Cast-iron skillet shrimp with maque choux. Vieux Carrè. Fried flounder with dirty rice and boiled peanuts. Beignets. Blackened salmon. If that doesn’t make you hungry, check your pulse.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme looks forward to serving you soon.
P.S.- Two seats opened up for our Italian wine dinner with Chiara Abonna on Monday evening. Someone’s going to get lucky. But you will have to call us to buy those tickets.
The Staff at Acme
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