You either do or you don’t. There really isn’t a middle ground. Anyone professing a waffling appreciation of raw oysters has obviously decided that their instinctual “away from me, Satan” aversion doesn’t align with how they’re supposed to respond to something that has such a rapturous fanclub. And I get it; I certainly fell into that camp. I was team hushpuppy, 100%.
Then, well, I wasn’t. And I mean really, really wasn’t. Standing on a dock in Eastern North Carolina, my singular dislike became devotion. Or something akin to that. It was nothing special; we had cold beer, jarred cocktail sauce, and a cooler full of oysters. I ate one, then two. I remember that there were yellow leaves floating in the water and the Carolina football game was on the radio. In the end, I have no idea how many I ate. 40? More? They were so delicious. I’ve never looked back.
Who can ever really say why the worm turns. Personally, I just hope it never turns back. That serious affinity led me to our oyster partner on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Tom Gallivan and the team at Shooting Point Oyster Co. Their heirloom oysters are phenomenal, the waters pristine, the work arduous. And as we settle into the joys of oyster season, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to remind people just how truly delicious Tom’s oysters taste and how very grateful our team at Acme is to serve them.
Tomorrow night (Friday, 9/16), Acme will offer half-price half-shells until we run out. We shuck ‘em, you slurp ‘em. It really doesn’t get any better. We’ll also have crispy, fried oyster po’ boy sliders in the mix because, well, why not. You can’t have too much deliciousness where oysters are concerned. You with me? Oyster season is here. And that’s a very good thing. No waffling about it.
And tonight is the Acme Almost Friday $15. Every entrée, every Thursday is $15. Give the poor air fryer a rest. Step outside into the fresh, September air. That sound you hear? It’s the weekend calling your name.
This weekend @ Acme: Forever roasted pig. Southern tomato pie. Martha’s chile rellenos. Acme fish & chips. Cold beer. Wedge salad. Firsthand Food’s bone-in pork chop. Cherry pie à la mode. Roasted beets & plumped apricots. Crab cakes. Acme Brussels’ sprouts. Smoked tomato risotto. Lunch at Grandma’s bento box. Braised beef short ribs. Butter beans. Mississippi-style tamales. Acme deluxe smash burger. Cocktails. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Acme cornbread. Angel biscuits. Butterscotch Pudding. So many oysters. The Acme meat & three. So. How about let us do some of the cooking this weekend for you?
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme