Greetings from Carrboro,
I doubt Eliot meant to throw so much shade. At least not on the entire month, every year, in perpetuity. Right? I know that the whole vibe of the poem would sorta change if he had softened the edges to read – “Personally – this year – I’m feeling that April is possibly the cruelest month.” It really just wouldn’t flow. And, well, the edit would be about a century too late to do any good. Honestly, that brand rehabilitation should have started ages ago. Poor April.
I wonder if the whole issue could have been fixed if T.S. Eliot had ever quaffed a strawberry margarita. Or three. You know, sitting outside and listening to the songbirds. It certainly wouldn’t have hurt. Because it’s hard to associate cruelty with strawberries except when you’re on a diet and someone knowingly offers you a strawberry shortcake. No doubt, that would be very cruel. But that’s clearly not April’s fault.
At Acme, we happen to love April. And sorta wish it was one of the months with 31 days. Spring comes to life with all its deliciousness. There’s Easter Sunday Brunch on the 9th and our Easter To-Go Feast for 2 that can be picked up on Saturday, the 8th. We have a wine dinner on the 26th and a Rosé Soirée at our sister cocktail bar, Atlas, on the 23rd. So, yes, a lot to love. There’s asparagus and strawberries, soft shell crabs and arugula. But most of all, we love the days getting longer and the promise of great meals relaxing on the patio. And, yes, all those tables are in the shade.
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. Strawberry shortcake. Asparagus with preserved lemon vinaigrette. Lamb country captain. Fried oyster sliders. Mississippi-style tamales. 16 oz. NY strip steaks. Brussels sprouts. Key lime pie. Warmish weather. Pitch perfect 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