Greetings from Carrboro,
It’s a little creepy. They’re always just so chipper, so California. Part of me thinks that they should sound like some old school sci-fi robot or, you know, C3PO. Or even better – Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator. But when a Google Assistant calls the restaurant to make a reservation, the voice actually sounds like an overeducated 28 year-old barista who gardens in their spare time.
I, for one, am not fully prepared to have lengthy dialogues with a clever computer. Unless it can make me a sandwich. A really good sandwich. And as of lunch o’clock today, Siri still refused my request, citing “condiment” issues. So it’s nice that not everything is solved by an algorithm. Not yet, at least. Pleasure still seems a decidedly human endeavor. Thank god.
And speaking of pleasure – hello there, Valentine’s Day. It’s a week from tomorrow for those of you playing at home. Tick. Tock. And if you’re honestly thinking that a Whitman’s Sampler and grocery store roses will suffice – again – may the gods help you. Because let me assure you that you don’t want to be that person. No. That’s like showing up to race the Daytona 500 with a 2004 Pontiac Vibe.
So may I recommend mixing it up a bit. Or a lot. Originality is always a good plan. To that end, at 11am the morning after Valentine’s, Acme is going to rock our third Drag Brunch: the Candy Hearts Rendition. It’s brunch. With day drinking. And an off the hook drag show. See, that’s what I’m talking about. A seriously bad-ass present for anyone and everyone you love. So put that box of chocolates down and walk away. You can thank me later.
THE ACME LOVE TOUR
Rocking Carrboro February 12 – 15, 2020
Wednesday, February 12th
Celebrating the dog in your life with Acme-made treats to show your love. Don’t forget to @ us in a picture of your dog so we can share.
Thursday, February 13th
Women celebrating women. Together. With cocktails. And breakfast in bed on us. Not literally on us; that’s messy. But you know what I mean.
Friday, February 14th
The humdinger. Buckle up.
The Acme Drag Brunch
with performances by the House of Coxx and DJ One Duran
Saturday, February 15th / doors open at 11am
Day drinking plus entertainment. The ultimate hangover/heartbreak cure.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
Reservations: online or 919 929 2263