Greetings from Carrboro,
DIY has a certain panache. A certain self-reliant bravado. Any number of times I’ve repaired something at the restaurant, I’ve then proceeded to assume a Leonardo DiCaprio-esque post bear fight swagger/limp having looked the enemy in the eye and not blinked, real man style. Chef/father/hero; that’s me. Admittedly there’s a willful disregard surrounding the actual quality of my, um, craftsmanship. But then we all know that kind of self-reflection is for sissies.
That’s why I inwardly cringe when someone tells me of their heroic culinary labors. “I’ve been cooking all day” seldom translates to “delicious.” Just as the longer my plumbing repair takes rarely correlates to a job done better. Though the time spent is directly proportional to my want for accolades. Sacrificial suffering – as we all know – has a price.
Take Thanksgiving. It is absolutely fraught with DIY fantasies. Wholesome Americana condensed into a single meal with healthy servings of turkey, gravy, and guilt in equal measure. Disaster lurks around every culinary corner. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Norman Rockwell rules need not apply. That’s where we come in.
Acme Thanksgiving To-Go. You can get everything from the whole shebang right down to a quart of mashed potatoes. And, of course, everything in between. And it’s all delicious. Just order online and we will get in touch to coordinate your preferred time to pick up the feast. Cold or hot, Wednesday or Thursday, we’ve got you covered. No shopping or cooking or worrying. Now that sounds like a holiday. And take it from me, DIY is wildly overrated.
But if delicious just can’t wait ’til Thanksgiving, today is Thursday and that means Acme Half-y Hour. All of our wonderful Shooting Point Oysters are half-price for half the night (5:30-7:30). For the mathematically challenged, that means a dozen oysters are $12. And that, I must say, is a deal. And don’t worry – we shuck them for you. The way we see it, the weekend starts here.
This weekend @ Acme: Pan-seared mahi-mahi. Low-country boil. Grilled 22 oz bone-in ribeyes. Street-style corn ribs. Rabbit with gnocchi. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Wedge salad. Wild mushroom risotto. Acme cornbread. Shooting Point oysters on the half-shell. Forever roasted pig. Pan-seared duck with wild pear chutney. Cold beer. Cheeseburgers. Pecan pie. Blackened salmon. Acme gumbo. Flash-fried grouper. Dinner done right.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
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