December 13th, 2019
Greetings from Carrboro,
There’s the initial panic phase. The manic, early December hopelessness that is quickly soothed by the calm-down-and-have-a-cookie phase. Then I slide into a frisky oooh-the-mall-will-be-fun phase. Only to be harshly and immediately chastised by the what-the-hell-were-you-thinking-run-away-now phase. Which, in turn, leads back to a more resonant and insistent panic phase requiring bourbon, mood lighting, and self-loathing. Then, in tried-and-true fashion, I return to my go-to denouement — buy-everyone-an-Instant-Pot-from-Amazon-with-one-click phase. Because, hey, having two isn’t a bad thing. And like that, peace and joy ensue.
Pass the eggnog. And the cookies and multi-flavored popcorn and even the fruitcake that as a kid I thought tasted the way old people smelled. All of it. It’s the food part of Christmas that I love. The festive nights and afternoons. Good times with friends and even with those portions of the family not voted off the sanity island. Because honestly, trying to guess which pair of Vans to put under the tree for my daughter is way above my paygrade. Inevitably, I feel like the sweaty guy in the movie trying to defuse the city-destroying bomb. Do I snip the red or green wire??!! Help!
That’s why I cook instead. And why Acme is doing the Christmas thing right. Next Thursday, December 19th, Acme is serving that Holiday classic — standing prime rib roast with all the fixings. If you just drooled a little on your cell phone, we completely understand – mashed potato fantasies do that. We recommend making reservations for that night. Of course, Acme will have all our classic menu offerings as well. But we figured that we’d give you an extra damn good excuse to not go to the mall. That seems like the neighborly thing to do. And if you were wondering, food court roast beef is not the same thing. Nope.
And if your inner Chris Kringle needs a little more than milk and cookies, Acme will also be open on Christmas Eve, the 24th, from 4pm to 9pm. Reservations are required. Tickets to Christmas Eve Dinner are $45 per person for the three course meal. It’s Christmastime. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But leave the cooking and cleaning to us.
Last but not least, if staying home is more your thing, you also have the option to order Christmas Eve Dinner to go from the comfort of your couch. Orders accepted through next Friday, December 20th at 9pm. Place your order here.
And if you’re STILL panicking, Acme has lots of bourbon. Lots.
Well, that’s all the Christmas news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
Reservations: online or 919 929 2263