Greetings from Carrboro,
Not only was I not allowed to dress up as anything scary, but my mom gave out apples. Shiny, grocery store apples. Red Delicious, if I were to guess. It was a wee-bit better than handing out little toothbrushes, but still everyone ritually skipped our house like the plague. Even the littlest kids figured out to avoid our fruitopian treat. Only people who were not from our neighborhood ascended those stairs with any flicker of hope.
It was hard to live that down. My family’s one saving grace was that another mom on the block went full-tilt conspiracy theorist and demanded to take all the kids candy hoard down to the emergency room to be x-rayed. And this took serious time. We would lie on the floor, watch Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and try not to fall asleep before she got back. So the worst parent award was never truly in question. At least as far as all the kids were concerned.
So, in our always ever-evolving hope to be the oh-so-fun parents, Acme is handing out another round of deliciousness this Halloween. From 5 to 7 tonight, we’re going to unleash a Lowcountry boil on Carrboro. At 6pm sharp tonight, shrimp, housemade sausage, local corn & potatoes will be served. All on a big table covered in newspaper back behind the restaurant. We’ll have beer and cider and a delicious bourbon punch. And, yes, no worries – there will be plenty of cocktail sauce. And candy. The 2nd best part is that it’s free. It’s our Acme-fied Halloween treat for all the cool ghouls of Carrboro. We’ll be closed for regular service, so, come in costume and bring some friends. Bobbing for apples is completely optional.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrbooro. The staff at acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme