Greetings from Carrboro,
We’ve got Kanye and Kim. Then there’s John and Yoko for the non-millenial set. And, to be sure, Easter and Brunch for, well, just about all of us. The way I see it, mixing religion and donuts is a natural. Where is it written that the bread you break can’t be fried, sweet, and ooey-gooey with maple glaze? There’s no doubt that with the first bite, I, for one, always feel sincerely blessed.
And this year, Easter falls on April Fools’ Day and that certainly makes it ripe for shenanigans. Though I can’t honestly imagine the Presbyterian minister of my youth taking the bait. There wasn’t much actual territory that our church and comedic hijinks shared. Except when we deftly used pennies to seal unsuspecting souls into the small, choir bathroom. The comic effect really blossomed as the victim got older. Ah, to be young and full of mirth.
And all of this goes down in 10 days. Yes, next Sunday. To spread extra-super-bonus joy, Acme is adding an hour to our usual brunch by extending service until 3pm. But, to be clear, the April Fools’ joke may well be on you if you don’t make that reservation soon. Think: Eggs Benedict or Wendy’s drive-thru. Your call.
Keeping with the religion motif, Acme is having a Passover Seder Dinner next Wednesday, March 28th. Cool, right? Dan Grodence, our chef de cuisine, will be spearheading the meal. The menu is below and will also be available a-la-carte. The Seder Dinner will be a special for the evening but Acme will have all of our regular menu items as well. By no means will this meal be Kosher. But it will undoubtedly be delicious. Gentiles welcome.
Spiritually speaking, the love of oysters is decidedly more cult than religion. There’s a lot of drooling and slurping and the oft-heard mantra of “more, please.” This is usually repeated with a noticeable sense of urgency while the cultist is drinking a beer or martini. If you would like to participate or just watch this ritualized communion, then tonight’s definitely your night. Acme’s Half-y Hour. Half-priced Shooting Point Oysters on the half-shell for half the night (5:30 – 7:30). That’s a dozen oh-my oysters for 12 bucks. But be forewarned – that first oyster will make a believer out of you.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
Reservations: 919 929 2263 or online
Passover Seder Dinner
Assorted Deviled Eggs
smoked salmon, horseradish, parsley
Chicken and Matzoh Ball Soup
spring carrots, fennel, black pepper
BBQ Beef Brisket
Brussels sprouts, sweet potato kugel
Flourless Chocolate Terrine
dried fruit compote, whipped cream