Greetings from Carrboro,
They emailed to see if it was cool. And I completely understood. Because everybody knows that overtly piggybacking on someone else’s success creates bad juju. That’s business 101. But synergy is synergy. So, I acquiesced. Sunday night would be fine. And we even took it a step further and decided to cross-promote with them. Call me foolish. But they’re only in their 7th year and putting the Tomato Festival’s ample shoulder behind them to give a little boost just felt like the right thing to do. Business isn’t always backstabbing.
So, to that end, Acme is putting on a couple of promotional dinners next week. Wednesday and Thursday, the 12th and 13th. They’re for this little TV show called Game of Thrones. Ring a bell? Dragons and bloodletting and a really big wall? Well, we can try to explain it all at the dinner. The show is hoping that the vast momentum of the Tomato Festival will catapult Game of Thrones to a similar kinetic popularity when it airs on Sunday night, the 16th. They’ll just have to wait and see. We warned them to not expect miracles.
The Acme Game of Thrones Dinners. Costumes encouraged. Duh. Seats for each of the dinners is very limited. Cost for the dinner is $55 per person. Menu is below. We will get started at 8pm each evening. Reservations are required by phone (919 929 2263). Please check all swords at the host station. Boot knives, however, are OK.
Come on, Carrboro. Let’s help these guys out. It’ll be fun.
Well, that’s all the news
The Staff at Acme
7/12 & 7/13
Breakfast at Winterfell
House-Baked Wheat Bread, Local Blackberry Preserve,
“Burnt” Bacon, Slow-Poached Hen Egg
Lunch at the Crossroads Inn
Stewed Rabbit, Barley, Carrots, Onions, Ale Broth
Dinner in Dorne
Fire Roasted Leg of Lamb, Chickpea Polenta,
Roasted Peppers, Fiery Mustard Sauce
Feast with the King in the North
Westerosi Wedding Pie,
Pork Belly, Root Vegetable, Wild Mushrooms, Savory Gravy
Dessert with the Lady of Winterfell
Sansa’s Lemon Cakes, Blueberry, Whipped Cream