Greetings from Carrboro,
It was a point of pride. The first restaurant that I worked in did not serve either peach schnapps or white zinfandel. The former to purge the phrase ‘fuzzy navels’ from the bar lexicon and the latter as a heroic defense of true wine. These kind of values were meant to stand guard at the edge of the cultural slippery slope that led to those tragic restaurants where the entire wait staff energetically sang a spirited version of ‘happy birthday’ to wildly embarrassed celebrants. As a staff, we could all agree that faux-enthusiastic singing was not cool. And, if nothing else, we were cool. Very cool.
Every server had their own white zinfandel story. The “so sorry” followed by the guest’s inevitable eye rolling, perms, pearls, and bad tips. But we stood strong. In emergencies, one bartender could approximate white zinfandel with a deft mix of white wine, red wine, and Sweet & Low. Oh, how we reveled in our superiority! Though, sadly, condescension did little to pay the rent. Think of it as the bitcoin of the restaurant trade.
How the world turns. Flash forward 30 years and pink wine is more popular than ever. And it’s all the hip kids who are doing it – raising glasses behind the rallying cry of “Rosé all day!” I could go on and on about how today’s rosé really is the stuff to drink. Really. How rosé is honest-to-god wine and how White Zin was (is?), well, something else… But who really cares? Pink wine is fun and easy and great with food. And it just gets better when you drink it outside. So, come on. I’m here to tell all the skeptics who assume that today’s rosé is just the White Zin of 2018 – join The Revolution. Viva rosé! Viva Spring! Spoiler alert: it’s delicious.
And if you want to test my theory, can I recommend having oysters and a glass of Amestoi Txakolina Rosé? Let me assure you that it is just about impossible to suppress little outbursts of delight. And since today is Thursday. And since it’s half-y hour with all our Shooting Point oysters half-price, you’re doubly likely to slide into bliss. Isn’t it time to think pink? Acme Oyster Halfy Hour. Half off oysters on the half-shell for half the night (5:30-7:30). That ain’t half bad.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme