Greetings from Carrboro,
I’ve been on some schedule – somewhere – to work brunch for 30 years. It’s a little ridiculous. So many 5 am alarms and broken eggs. Karma is like that – escape is really never an option. If on the 7th day God rests, I certainly make biscuits. Delicious buttermilk biscuits, to be sure. And a healthy number of doughnuts for good measure.
Please don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining. Brunch and I get along. Though to be completely honest, this may have more to do with my sincere affinity for coffee than any actual brunch predisposition. But at this point separating brunch and coffee is akin to pulling apart the bubbles from champagne – why even try when the two are just so much better together.
And now we’ve added angel biscuits to the list of my morning motivations. Our traditional buttermilk biscuits are righteous – without a doubt – but in keeping with our Sunday theme, these nestled angel biscuits are oh-so-heavenly. Cherubs sing when they come out of the oven. Who cares that these biscuits take two days to make. If you’ve never had one (or 10), get ready to drool – addiction awaits. We serve them hot with melted Ashe County sharp cheddar on top because, well, because we can. Think of these angel biscuits as church for your taste buds and you’re getting close.
But you gotta wait ‘til Sunday. So, if pleasure just can’t wait or if it’s been one of those weeks, let me remind you that tonight – Thursday – is our Shooting Point Oyster Half-y Hour. Perfect oysters on the half-shell for half-price for half the night (5:30 – 7:30). Translation: you can get a dozen of the best oysters anywhere for 12 bucks. And that’s not half-bad. On Thursdays, delicious has an address.
This weekend @ Acme: Pan-seared sea scallops. Acme Gumbo. Grilled Strip Steaks. Arugula and blood orange salad. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Clams Casino. Plenty of bourbon. Shooting Point Oysters. Classic wedge salad. Forever roasted pig. Acme cornbread. Springtime carrot cake. Mac & cheese. 24-hour beef short ribs with Bob’s mushrooms. Fried shrimp. Cheeseburgers. Pan-seared mahi mahi. You can decide for yourself if that’s in like a lion or out like a lamb.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
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