Greetings from Carrboro,
Clearly, they’re just words. But some people get lucky. That my first name somehow translates to “handsome birth” always left me queasy; the image that it invoked was (is?) rather unsettling. And my name certainly was not cool. Whatsoever. Years ago, I went on a few dates with a woman named Storm. Now that’s a name. She was from Northern California and could surf and was, duh, seriously rad. Face it; with a name like that, the world is your oyster.
But I did like the fact that my middle name came along with its own holiday. And as far as I knew, no one else could say that – St. Bobby’s Day surely wasn’t a thing. Or St. Laura’s Day, for that matter. So, I left the handsome-birth-thing alone and fully embraced St. Patrick’s Day as my own. It’s true that I would have preferred a name that included a surfing vibe. But I got leprechauns. I guess we all gotta work with what we’re given. Erin go bragh!
And at the restaurant, we’re given a lot to work with. St. Patrick’s Day has become quite the tradition over the years with everything from ubiquitous pints of Guinness to Lucky Charms ice cream sundaes. And, well, everything in between. This year, in addition to the celebration that Friday at Acme, we are offering a takeout St. Patrick’s Day Feast. It’s dinner and then some. Each feast will feed two hungry souls and will cost $80. Menu is below. Pickup will be on St. Patrick’s Day – Friday, March 17th – between 12pm-2pm. But if you’re going to want green beer, that’s all you.
At some point, I did ask Storm where she got her name; I just had to. She explained that her parents named each child after the most memorable aspect of their conception. Thus, Storm. That’s where the collective familial luck ran out. Her younger brother, she told me, was named Ramada. Poor guy. He adamantly pretended it was Native American. So, yea. A name derived from “handsome birth” isn’t that bad after all.
Acme is opening early this Saturday (3/4) – at 4pm to be exact – for all the basketball fans out there who want to be either in their seats in the Smith Center or in their seats at home in plenty of time to watch the Duke/UNC game at 6:30. Basketball on an empty stomach is never a good idea. On the court or off.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme