Greetings from Carrboro,
We all know this; airport food sucks. But you’re stranded. And bored. And you think, hell, ramen in Cincinnati might be pretty damn good; look at that photo! Thirty-seven dollars later you stare at the color beige come to life. With noodles. And maybe chicken? And, joy of joys, it’s the same awesome lukewarm temperature as your beer. Then after opening enough packets of soy sauce to give it flavor, your body starts to feel like it’s mainlining the Dead Sea. You push the bowl aside. Check, please.
So much restaurant food is like that – a culinary Tinder date gone bad. The photo looks pretty promising but it didn’t actually show up as, um, advertised. At all. And I’m being kind. The singular seduction that I always fall for? Ribs. Oh-so-saucy, succulent-looking ribs that invariably turn out to be either sawdust glued to bones or something so undercooked that I need a chainsaw to cut off the meat. The result is paying $25 to eat a half cup of warm ketchup.
And that’s so frustrating. Because when ribs are good, they’re off-the-charts good. They take serious time and attention and planning. And to be honest, that’s why we don’t sell them at the restaurant every day; we wouldn’t have time to cook anything else. But that’s also why when we do have them, I dedicate a whole day to getting them exactly right. And, well, lucky for you that happens to be next Wednesday, March 11th. The Acme Rib Night is back. Local ribs brined and rubbed and smoked and lavishly sauced in all their pork-a-licious glory. There will be all the usual Acme favorites that night, and of course, all the sides such deliciousness require. So, come on. Swipe right. You’ll be very happy you did.
This weekend @ Acme: pan-fried shad roe! Woohoo! Fried oyster po’ boy sliders. Grilled local pork chops with kumquats. Pan-seared red drum. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Acme wedge salad. Coquilles St. Jacques. Grilled Manhattan filet. Hazelnut bread pudding. Mississippi tamales. Gumbo. Cheeseburgers. Shooting Point Oysters on the half shell. Fried okra. Acme cornbread. Forever roasted pig. Crab cakes with corn chowder. And the bar of your dreams.
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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