Greetings from Carrboro,
Mardi Gras never made it this far north. Or east for that matter. It sort of peters out on the Georgia-Alabama border. I don’t think that we can blame this tragedy on climate change. In my experience, this is more of a protestant thing. The Presbyterian world that I was brought up in had an allergic reaction to any and all forms of exuberance that could not be enjoyed – publicly, that is – in a lawn chair. So, we basically had ice cream. And the Osmonds.
But the way I see it, if the armadillo can migrate this far north, why can’t Mardi Gras? The latter is far more delicious and festive. So, I’m proposing that we make Carrboro a Mardi Gras colony – a celebration sanctuary, if you will. No walls necessary. But definitely beads; that’s a no-brainer. I think that we can wait on the floats. Don’t want to rush into this all willy-nilly.
You see, Acme can definitely take care of the food piece. And, well, the cocktail piece, too. Oysters? Check. Gumbo? Check. Hurricanes? Double check. Starting tonight through to Fat Tuesdayon the 13th, the kitchen and bar are bringing the French Quarter to Carrboro. Drooling is completely allowed. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
To start off our Fat Tuesday celebrations, what better than Fat Oyster Thursday. Or what we call Acme’s Half-y Hour. Half-priced oysters on the half shell for half the night (5:30-7:30). Perfect Shooting Point Oysters for just $12 a dozen. This is what Thursdays have been missing.
Mardi Gras, Acme-style: duck confit & chicken liver boudin, Sazeracs, pork belly with bourbon molasses, crab cakes, maque choux, big bowls of cajun gumbo, fried shrimp jambalaya, Ramos Fizz cocktails, red beans & rice, tasso ham gravy, spice-rubbed NY strip steak, Milk Punch, and of course, king cake!
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
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