Greetings from Carrboro,
Fine. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Though honestly, it feels more like it’s your kid’s college fund that stays behind in Sin City. But, whatever. Now, New Orleans is a different story. Entirely. What happens in the Big Easy is more akin to a subtle infection that you can’t shake. There are delusional fantasies that you don’t have a job or any kind of laborious responsibility and that a second lunch is always a fantastic idea. And when you do get home, you struggle to understand why there’s no place around here to get a simple fried oyster po’boy and a sazerac at 2am. It’s that itch you just can’t scratch. Basically, les bon temps don’t rouler so well outside of the bayou.
Except on Fat Tuesday at Acme. Your own Mardi Gras on Main Street. Hot damn. This year, it’s on Tuesday, February 21st and all of us at Acme can’t wait. We’ll have beads and masks and music, gumbo and jambalaya and etouffee. And don’t worry, there will be sazeracs and hurricanes and king cake aplenty. We will get started at 5pm both at Acme and our sister bar Atlas, and you are more than welcome to dress for the occasion; feather boas sound like the perfect accessory for a Tuesday night in Carrboro. So, go ahead. Scratch that itch.
Valentine’s Day is oh-so close. You know, Cupid’s little drive by. In 12 days, if we’re counting. And, yes, we still have a few reservations left for dining with us in the restaurant and a handful of our lobster pot pie takeout feasts also remain if you prefer a romantic dinner for two at home. Either way, a great night awaits.
This weekend @ Acme: Perfect Shooting Point oysters. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Acme wedge salad. Gullah lump crab rice. Cast-iron skillet ribeyes. Southern mushroom pie. Butterscotch pudding. Barrel-aged negronis. Braised beef short ribs. Shrimp chile relleno. Acme cornbread. Fish & chips. Deviled Eggs. Glazed root vegetable risotto. Chicken liver paté. Firsthand Foods bone-in pork chop. Lots of good bourbon. Acme smash burgers. Carrot cake. Delicious starts here.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme