Greetings from Carrboro,
I stood, slack-jawed, and pointed. The guy working with me looked up and squinted in the bright sun, “oh, that’s a whale.” Just like that – as if he were pointing out a 2015 Hyundai. His practiced deadpan nonchalance was clearly intended to signal the superiority of his “native” status – shaka, brah – which I’m pretty sure meant he’d lived on the North Shore for all of six months. I could feel his disdain for tourists like me as I stopped prepping for the dinner and leaned against a palm tree. I watched in wonder as that family of whales lept and played for some 20 minutes.
Hawai’i does that. It can leave you breathless. I’m not sure if it was the Brady Bunch vacay circa 1972 that did it. Or maybe it was Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon. Regardless, at some point Hawai’i became my clearest notion of paradise. Sunsets and surf and sand and drinks with little umbrellas. The vision still makes me swoon. Throw in a luau with some delicious food and it’s clear why the Acme Staycation World Tour had to make a stop on Waikiki Beach for a taste.
So grab your surfboard. And a fork. Hawai’i’s calling. We’ve got dinner and drinks; the hula dancing is completely up to you. But please, fire dancing is not recommended.
The Acme Big Kahuna Staycation
September 4th – 6th
Ahi Tuna Poke
avocado, rice, wonton crisps
mango, cucumber, rice, wonton crisps
Spam Musubi (it’s an Hawai’ian thing)
think nigiri but with seared luncheon meat
Huli Huli Chicken
wood-grilled chicken legs with soy & ginger glaze
low and slow. 10-hour smoked pork individually wrapped in banana leaves
Food Truck Garlic Shrimp
sautéed Carolina shrimp with garlic and paprika. A surfer’s lunch
Pineapple Sticky Rice
chocolate, coconut, and cream
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme