Greetings from Carrboro,
I say it pretty often – as if it’s connected to a common experience and not – in fact – utterly impossible. “Why don’t we kill two birds with one stone.” Let me be clear: I’ve never killed even one bird with one stone. Or with any other projectile for that matter. And from my futile attempt this morning to come anywhere close to a bird with a tossed rock, I can confidently say that it’s not ever going to happen; I’m no Davy Crockett. My guess is that the only birds I’ve ever killed were with my car. But somehow the adage “let’s kill two birds with one Honda” wouldn’t be nearly as pithy.
So until something better comes along, it’ll have to do. The Salt & Smoke Festival is next Saturday, the 28th – that’s nine days/216 hours from now. In other words, soon. And when we offered the group discount for festival tickets prior to Labor Day, we heard two clear complaints. One, that the group tickets sold out too quickly. And, two, some people only wanted a pair of tickets and not four. In keeping with our missive’s theme, those two birds are about to drop with one newsletter. Metaphorically speaking.
For all the remaining tickets to the festival, we are offering the group discount for a single pair of tickets – $180 ($90 per person instead of $125). Wham! Both birds vanquished. Pretty fantastic, huh? My honest guess is that Salt & Smoke will sell out around Tuesday. But that’s only a guess. When the festival does sell out, you can still put your name on the waiting list. Sometimes people want to sell their tickets and if you’re on the waiting list, we can facilitate a transfer. But why risk it? The best party of the year is next weekend. One click , two tickets. Davy Crockett would be proud.
*Please note that no wildfowl were harmed in the writing of this newsletter.
This weekend @ Acme: Shooting Point oysters on the half-shell. Pan-seared mahi-mahi. Pumpkin moonpies. Acme cornbread. Chili-rubbed NY strip steaks. Acme tomato plate. Fried shishito peppers. Okra gumbo. Brussels sprouts. Roasted local carrots. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Martha’s chile relleno. Dottie’s hummingbird cake. Autumn succotash. Pan-seared diver scallops. Grilled Carolina quail. Southern tomato pie. Pecan pie. Oyster po’ boy sliders. Pork tomahawk chop. Acme smashburgers. All sorts of bourbon. Fall is in the air.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
P.S. Acme will open at 5pm on Saturday for those going to the UVA game.