Greetings from Carrboro,
My daughter has a thing for Mamma Mia. And no, that’s not some familial nickname for a cherished maternal relative. Her fondness is for Mamma Mia! – that demon spawn of ABBA hits and sun-kissed Greek Isle fantasies. You know the one. With Meryl Streep. It’s basically a dreamy timeshare sales pitch with a catchy sing-along soundtrack.
And that’s completely and utterly unfair. Because when the movie is over, you’re sadly not on some perfect island in Greece. No. But you are singing “Dancing Queen” incessantly in the car for like the next two weeks. And “feel the beat of the tambourine, oh yeah” is not a line you really want to be caught singing in the grocery store. At 50. Trust me.
So for this weekend I’m offering a rather different – rather Acme – staycation in Greece – more of a sniff and drool version. With decidedly less dancing and more eating. You with me? Grilled rack of lamb (with olive oil and olives direct from Sparta – thanks, Jim Stock!). Lemon-roasted potatoes. Cucumber salad with Greek feta and fresh dill vinaigrette. And a dreamy, phyllo crusted custard called Galaktoboureko. It’s delicious, if completely unpronounceable. What are you waiting for? The ferry is about to leave.
And for those of you looking for a more family-style staycation jaunt to the beach/lake/mountain for this Memorial Day Weekend, we are offering packaged dinners for two or four to be picked up on Sunday between 11-2. The unofficial beginning of summer should always be delicious. And easy as pie. For added authenticity prior to eating, have everyone sit in your car in the driveway and argue over how long it’s taking to get there.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
Order online Wednesday – Sunday
Memorial Day Staycation Feast
Choice of burgers (cooked by you), slow cooked BBQ chicken, or our Forever Roasted Pig
Blue ribbon potato salad
Acme mac & cheese
Creamy broccoli salad
Cherry custard pie
Packages for 2 are $45
Packages for 4 are $85
TO ORDER (click here, then):
1) Choose pick up on Sunday, May 24th anytime between 11am-2pm
2) Choose from the drop down menu: Memorial Day TO GO (order cannot be combined with items from any other menu)
3) Add delicious food and drinks. Check out!