Greetings from Carrboro,
Southerners don’t have snow shovels. Or, god forbid, snow blowers (whatever they are). And a hefty chunk of us don’t have one of those ice scraper-things that supposedly sit under the front seat of the car. But what we do have is a collective, creative response to cold and snow that can be summed up in one word – bourbon.
Drinking bourbon is what southerners do while the snow melts. It’s a form of meteorological encouragement. And research shows that you are far less likely to throw out your back while drinking bourbon than while shoveling snow. There are other obvious benefits as well: no mittens need be worn. Or scarves. And it is never necessary to pay a kid $20 to do it for you.
Bourbon also does wonders for the palate. No one has a sazerac and thinks, “fried chicken doesn’t sound delicious right now.” That’s a proven fact. Food is just better afterwards. But the obvious downside is that bourbon does not encourage the dishes to clean themselves. Unlike the snow that does melt, the dirty dishes don’t just go away.
That’s where we come in. Acme has plenty of bourbon and plenty of delicious food and we do the dishes. Let’s do the math together, snow-vanquishers. Essentially, if you all pitch in and then we do our little part, this cold and snow will be gone in no time. So, you in, Carrboro? Volunteers welcome seven nights a week starting at 5:30. #strongertogether
This weekend at Acme – So much bourbon. Big bowls of gumbo. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Roasted bone marrow. Mashed potatoes & butter beans. Cast-iron skillet cornbread. Pork chops. Winter risotto. Pan-seared mahi-mahi. Slow-cooked beef short ribs. Lobster & monkfish chowder. Boozy hot chocolate, Duck ragu. Spaghetti squash “cacio e pepe.” Blackened salmon. Acme deluxe burger. Macaroni & Cheese. Did I mention the bourbon?
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme