Greetings from Carrboro,
It’s bad enough on Mother’s Day. But sentimental Father’s Day cards really are the worst. At least with moms there is the oh-my-god-what-you-went-thru-for-me act of giving birth. And, well, we can all agree that seems a fair enough rationale for cards with fuzzy pastel pictures of daisies and professions of undying love – in cursive. But you see, fathers don’t really share such an obvious sacrifice or any unifying narrative. Father’s Day cards would have to be super specific to really work. The pictures of golden retrievers don’t really cut it.
And can I just say that I personally cringe at what my daughters would like their Father’s Day card to say. “Thanks, Dad, for giving me a head the size of a Buick. You’re the best.” “How boring my life would be without all our shared neuroses! Mwah.” “If I end up working in a restaurant, I blame you. #bestdadever.” “It’s soooo great only liking truly expensive food when you’re 20. Hugs.” “And the hair. Thanks for all the hair. So. Much. Fun.”
So for Father’s Day, I oh-so-quickly figured we needed something that straddled the line between sentimentality and, well, the truth. We needed something universal yet personal to celebrate the day of daddy-dom. And what says “I heart dads” quite like a free Acme pint glass – full of beer. You with me? To that end, on Sunday night, Dads get to take the glass home with dinner – our little Father’s Day gift. And if you don’t want a beer, you can just have a glass. Because, really, what dad doesn’t like a cherished keepsake?
And tonight, Thursday, you don’t get a glass. But if you’re in a keepsake kind of mood, you can take an oyster shell home. Gratis. Because it is Acme Halfy Hour. All our beautiful Shooting Point Oysters are half-price for half the night (5:30-7:30). $12 buys you a dozen of the best oysters anywhere. It’s pretty spectacular. At Acme, Thursdays just got an upgrade.
This weekend @ Acme: soft shell crabs. Fried green tomatoes. Cucumber & buttermilk soup. Pan-seared scallops. 22oz bone-in ribeyes. Blackened Salmon. Cherry pie a la mode. Watermelon sangria. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Perfect squash casserole. Overnight beef short ribs. Blueberry shortcake. Pink bubbly. Pan-seared tuna. Oysters on the half-shell. Carolina cheeseburgers. Fava bean risotto. Eggs in paradise. Acme crab cakes. Summer succotash. And sitting outside was never so nice.
P.S. Acme will be closed Friday night (12/15) for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
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