Greetings from Carrboro,
I don’t play golf. But my computer is convinced that I do. Having overheard a conversation a few days ago, my browser now alights with the varied paraphernalia that will improve my “game” with the click of a button. Admittedly, I’d love a driver – just not one that goes in a bag with a sock over its head. And Siri, if you’re reading this, preferably not one named Big Bertha.
Guessing what people want can be a fool’s errand. At some point to solve that, my mother put out catalogs at Thanksgiving and had us circle and initial what we wanted for Christmas. Smart. But our family didn’t quite work that logically. When I pointed out to Mom that I didn’t actually circle the oh-so bright yellow turtleneck sweater that was in my lap, she earnestly pointed out to me that the sweater was on the same page as something I did initial. Try to figure that one out.
But I guess in all honesty this nut didn’t fall too far from that tree. Because I read about the latest food trends – the 2023 hot list of must-have ingredients, cooking techniques, and equipment. And, then, still cook fried chicken. Because I like fried chicken.
So when deciding on the menu for the Acme To-Go Easter Feast, I chose a menu that I’d be thrilled to eat on pretty much any Sunday in April. No polls were taken, no general consensus reached. No catalogs were offered with hoped-for choices. Really, it’s so much easier to cook what you love. For me, at least. And I have a feeling that you’ll like it, too.
The Acme To-Go Easter Feast for two. Pick-up is Saturday, April 8th, 12pm – 2pm. Cost is $75. The menu is below and can be ordered here. While buying a pricey putter online certainly won’t improve my mythical golf game, having an Easter plan – a whole two weeks in advance – with just the click of a button feels like a hole-in-one.
This weekend @ Acme: Oysters on the half-shell. Texas-style BBQ smoked beef brisket. Acme wedge salad. Fried flounder with boiled peanut sauce. Acme calamari salad. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Coconut cream pie. Asparagus with preserved lemon vinaigrette. Lamb country captain. Mississippi-style tamales. NY strip steaks. Pan-seared grouper with leek & blood orange. Brussels sprouts. Key lime pie. Warm weather. Ice-cold cocktails. Acme smashburgers. Blackened salmon. Southern mushroom pie. Scallop, mint, and spring pea risotto. And a patio just waiting to be enjoyed.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme