Greetings from Carrboro,
The beach is overrated. OK, so maybe overrun is more fitting. Especially the week of the 4th. The mirage of happy children splashing on an empty beach that sand-ily seduces us from the annual assault of advertisements that flood our inbox every January sort of excludes certain, um, realities of the high season. It would be like making a reservation at a fancy restaurant for Thanksgiving and, whoops, not being informed that another diner would be sitting in your lap.
I was recently in Rome where I had the pleasure of seeing the Coliseum with about 3 million other sweating tourists. I’ve never seen so many port-a-potties. And they didn’t seem entirely toga friendly. But the masses had no issues standing in lines that snaked like a giant river from piazza to piazza. I earnestly tried to conjure the history that had strode these streets while at the same time keeping at bay the litany of hawkers selling selfie sticks and bottles of water in seven different languages.
But not to worry; I found respite. Not so surprisingly with a spectacular lunch. That first bite of carbonara was enough to make me forget all the people swarming the Trevi Fountain a mere hundred yards away. Ah, the joys of really good food. It has the ability to make everything ok. Seeing the Coliseum was cool and all, but that carbonara was beyond delicious. And delicious always wins in my book. Always.
So, for the 4th we thought it would be a good idea to offer something delicious for everyone not venturing out into the world over the holiday. A patriotic summer food staycation. Without the masses or the sand or the lines. Menu is below. Price is $75 and feeds two people happily. Pick-up for the feast will be 12pm-2pm on Monday, July 3rd. You’ll have to get your own fireworks. But we’ve got the delicious part covered.
And speaking of delicious. Father’s Day is coming in hot, 72 hours and counting. Acme will be serving both brunch and dinner on Sunday for all those great dads out there. And we’re handing out jars of our housemade strawberry jam to everyone who makes a reservation (translation: 1 per table). Because, well, we ❤️ dads.
This weekend @ Acme: Soft shell crabs – miraculously. Acme tomato plate. Chili-rubbed NY strip steaks. Shooting Point Oysters on the half shell. Summertime ratatouille. Forever roasted pig. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Acme wedge salad. Blueberry cobbler. Overnight beef short ribs. Scallop & shrimp risotto. Fried oyster po’boy sliders. Acme smashburgers. Key lime tart. Southern tomato pie. Watermelon sangria. Flash-fried flounder. Acme cornbread. Cold beer and cocktails. I promise that dad will be thrilled.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme