Greetings from Carrboro,
Poor January. It used to have the Super Bowl. Then February stole it. And now I hear that August is lobbying to pilfer Martin Luther King, Jr. Day citing better weather. Which would effectively leave January with stillborn resolutions, seasonal affective disorder, and really bad movies.
So in an attempt to give January a little breath of life, we thought to snatch the mojo of Groundhog Day. Picture it: Squirrel Day. With the whole rodent/shadow prognostication thing. Smack in the middle of town. Makes sense, right? Fun for the kids. Call him Carrboro Carl. Maybe a parade… But who the hell knew how much squirrels clearly do not like to be held by the scruff of their neck? And that those little teeth are freaking sharp? Jesus. Not a good call.
So now for Plan B. Much more delicious and, yes, happily indoors. Smack in the middle of the lowly January, Acme is going to drop a Rib Night. Bam! It’ll be just like Arbor Day – but with BBQ sauce! And no tree planting! And it’s in one day, Thursday, January 14th. I can feel the excitement building. It’s probably trending on Instagram and ricocheting right across the Twitter-verse.
For those of you new to this game, here’s how it works: Jake smokes perfect, local pork ribs and you eat them. Simple, huh? We’ll have hushpuppies, coleslaw, and baked beans to round things out. And, yes, you can use your hands. There will be plenty of cold beer to wash it all down. Don’t worry. But we do only have so many – they always sell out. So, from where we stand, January just got a serious upgrade.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The Staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme