Greetings from Carrboro,
I assume that we all suffer from it; tell me if I’m wrong. There’s the me who should clean out the closets and the me who, instead, orders the latest book about home organization from Amazon while watching House of the Dragon. Similarly, a friend determines he should get in shape and buys a treadmill. And promptly doesn’t use it – but does somehow train his black lab to log miles on the thing so that his wife assumes he’s actually getting in shape. Oh, the laborious lengths we’ll go to assuage the gods of unrelenting expectation. Come on; isn’t it enough that I recycle?
Needless to say, guilt can run amok and make us do weird things. Especially when you add family into the mix. Hello, Thanksgiving. You know I’m right. Without a doubt, the fourth Thursday in November is the apex of nerve-wracking culinary expectations all across the country. There are multiple – multiple – cooking hotlines available to call that can help mediate meltdowns and get the all-important bird to the table without anyone dialing 911. And that’s only for the maelstrom that is the actual cooking side of things. Because as we all know, there’s the shopping piece which is its own special funfest. The way I see it, that Wednesday before Thanksgiving should be nationally sponsored by Xanax. Or Jim Beam.
So, where exactly is it written that you should cook Thanksgiving dinner? Right?
That’s why for the past 23 years Acme has cooked our version of a Southern Thanksgiving. We know that you have enough to do. And, well, we love to cook. Win win. No shopping, no cooking, no suffering. Not bad. You get an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with an extra side of sanity thrown in for good measure. All in the sanctity of your own home. Because the only thing you should do on Thanksgiving is have a delicious meal and spend the day with people you love. And maybe, you know, watch House of the Dragon.
Here’s how it works: 1) Order your meal online, 2) pick all the extra goodies (pies, cornbread, you name it) to make your Thanksgiving perfect, 3) pick up your feast from Acme either Wednesday 11/23 between 4pm-6pm or on Thursday 11/24 between 11am-1pm, 4) have a guilt-free Thanksgiving.
The Acme Take Home Thanksgiving Feast ($85)
Serves 2 hungry souls
- Deep-fried Carolina turkey
- Sage & rosemary stuffing
- Slow-cooked collard greens
- Acme mashed potatoes
- Southern green beans
- Cranberry ginger compote
- Bourbon mashed sweet potatoes
- Country ham & mushroom gravy
And tonight is Acme’s Almost Friday $15. Every entrée, every Thursday is $15. It’s also the beginning of our State Fair extravaganza. When was the last time you had a deep-fried Oreo? Be thankful, the weekend starts here.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme