Thursday, August 1, 2019
Greetings from Carrboro,
Poor August. It’s the only month without a major holiday. Though, to be honest, it really looks like Grab Some Nuts Day on the 3rd is poised for a serious calendarial breakout. In modern lingo, it’s #trending. But for now, August remains bereft of any honest-to-god, signature day.
Of course, this could be the result of: a) everyone already being on vacation so who needs a holiday, b) it’s too hot for a damn parade, or c) deep concern over stealing Labor Day’s festive mojo. It is also possible that the powers-that-be saw Grab Some Nuts Day surging a generation ago and didn’t want to get in the way of its organic groundswell. So, you know, hard to say.
But August does have fresh butterbeans. And brown turkey figs. And, well, peaches and blackberries and corn and just about everything you can imagine that grows on a farm. Pepper season begins. Tomatoes keep coming. From my point of view, it’s a veritable embarrassment of delicious riches. There’s the promise of soft shell crabs and shrimp, flounder and tuna, and oysters from the coast. And the requisite ease to enjoy every single bite. It’s almost too much of a good thing. Note that I said, “almost.”
The truth may be that August is a holiday. For eating. And friends. So, let’s savor it. September will be here soon enough with that all-too-familiar quickening urgency of fall. But for now, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here. In all their delicious glory. And don’t forget to have a great Grab Some Nuts Day. I know that I will.
This Monday is Calabash Night at Acme. Fresh, fried Carolina seafood at its very best. Plus corn and watermelon and hushpuppies and slaw. We are also mixing up some oh-my piña coladas just for the occasion. Because you can’t have too much of a good thing. Consider it our version of #mondaymotivation. And tonight is Acme’s Half-y Hour. Perfect Shooting Point oysters on the half-shell are half-price for half the night (5:30-7:30). And that’s not half-bad.
This weekend @ Acme: Ballpark corn ribs. Line-caught NC tuna. Summertime risotto. Overnight beef short ribs. Acme tomato plate. Forever roasted pig. Scallop-stuffed chili relleno. Bone-in ribeye. Butterscotch pudding. Watermelon sangria. Southern tomato pie. Frogmore stew. Oysters on the half-shell. Summer smash burger. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. BLT bento box. Blueberry pie with corn ice cream. Pink wine. Acme cornbread. Flash-fried Carolina flounder. Doughnuts and sausage gravy and eggs Benedict at brunch. Hungry, yet?
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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