Greetings from Carrboro,
Is nothing sacred? Not only does climate change wreak havoc on coastlines, it now has gone so far as to threaten a tried and true cliché. The ever-so-popular “April showers bring May flowers” is nearly obsolete. And adding a conditional “might” opens up a whole messy can of worms. Because April showers might bring flying unicorns that smell like bananas. Am I right?
You see, we need our aphorisms to be rock solid. Unconditional. In the face of this dilemma, Acme is offering a temporary replacement – an absolute truth that you can hang your hat on. “April showers bring May riblet towers.” Well, ok, it should actually read; “May 3rd riblet towers.” (Please understand; maxims, like ribs, take time). Admittedly the revised epithet isn’t quite as poetic, but the ribs will taste a helluva lot better than a petunia. I promise.
Acme Rib Night. Wednesday, May 3rd. All night long or until we run out. Slowly smoked and braised local pork ribs with overnight baked beans, steakhouse fries, Acme pickles, and cole slaw. And as you might have guessed, reservations are a really good idea. No Maybes about that.
News flash: this morning the fine people at TASTE 2017 opened up a few additional tickets to Sunday’s Salt & Smoke at The Rickhouse in Durham just for us. Great food. Great Music. Great fun. The tickets will go fast. I can’t wait. Hope you can join me.
Weekend @ Acme: Strawberry margaritas! 24-hour braised lamb. Flash-fried flounder. Sweet potato ravioli. Cast-iron skillet Carolina crab cakes. Acme burger deluxe. Blackened salmon. Pink wine. Forever roasted pig. Shooting Point oysters on the half-shell. Ice-cold local beer. Grilled ribeye. Local asparagus. Strawberry shortcake. Pan-seared mahi-mahi. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Patio dining, weather permitting.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme