Greetings from Carrboro,
All he had to do was wear a damn tie. Well, ok; he did have to pay for all the subsequent expenses associated with his trip. But at the airport, he’d just pick a flight and if there was a spare seat, he’d straighten that well-worn tie and hop on board. One weekend, LA. Miami, the next. This was pre 9/11 and his father was a pilot so he flew pretty much anywhere and everywhere for free. I think it was United. My palpable jealousy knew no bounds.
And it wasn’t just that his travel was free. It was the idea that he could leave a bad week behind so easily. Tough exam? Hello, Denver. Because there’s nothing like an impromptu mini-vacation to calm the soul. Like those nights when a storm knocks out the power, leaving you in a world of flickering candles and the sound of rain. Sometimes we all need a break. And, sometimes, we can be the last person to figure that out.
So, as summer turns to fall and the rhythms of the seasons slow, we thought it would be a fine idea to provide some mini-vacations of our own. Just for you. We’re calling it Monday Funday because, well, it rhymes. And because our team of crackerjack marketing gurus agreed. So every Monday until Halloween, each entrée on our menu will be a mere $15. Really. It could be a date night or an evening with friends you haven’t seen in forever or a simple meal with your 16 year-old that you’ve been meaning to have since March. The dinner could be a lot of things; but regardless, it will be delicious. That’s on us.
Honestly, what’s not to love? Monday mini-vacations are kind of perfect. Having something to look forward to at the beginning of the week is downright game-changing material. And while choosing a flight to some exotic locale is a tad more glamorous than choosing an entrée, I’d prefer to choose who’s sitting next to me rather than where I’m going any day of the week.
And the tie part is completely optional.
This weekend @ Acme: Cast-iron sea scallops. Acme tomato plate. Fried okra. Scuppernong pie with sweet tea ice cream. September succotash. Shooting Point oysters on the half-shell. Pan-seared mahi-mahi. Forever roasted pig. Southern tomato pie. Flash-fried flounder. Acme wedge salad. Tuna ceviche. Chili-rubbed New York strip. Shrimp, crab, and duck confit gumbo. Martha’s chile relleno. Peach cobbler. Tasty cocktails. Acme cornbread. Fried oyster po’ boy sliders. Acme smashburger. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Pan-seared pork tomahawk chop. Blackened salmon. And the perfect weather to sit outside is on the house. You’re welcome.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme