It’s sort of the opposite of lines in the sand. It’s more of a cross-at-your-own-risk kinda thing. It’s been known to erupt into outright family feuds when a sibling – naively – marries into a warring clan. White bread or fancy bread. Duke’s or Hellmann’s. Peeled or unpeeled. To-may-to, to-mah-to. But while there is serious disagreement about how to eat tomatoes among the devout, there’s no argument on either side of the aisle about when. There the etiquette is hard and fast; fresh tomatoes – however you pronounce it – are eaten in the summer. Preferably grown by someone you know. Period. If you’re going to eat raw tomatoes in January, you might as well use Miracle Whip and a low-carb spinach wrap. With a bag over your head.
Welcome to tomato season 2022.
And at Acme, we are committed to make sure that you get your fill. Starting next Wednesday, the 22nd, the Acme Tomato Plate is back. Yes, I agree. Hallelujah. Heirloom tomatoes from the farmers’ market, Chapel Hill Creamery’s fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, deviled eggs, and our zephyr squash pickles. What’s not to love? And luckily it coincides with our Beach Week celebration so you can dive head first into the deliciousness of summertime with something akin to reckless abandon. Soft shell crabs, oysters, shrimp, flounder, clams, hushpuppies, peach cobbler, watermelon sangria. Plus perfect tomatoes.
Honestly, it doesn’t get much better.
And this weekend is Father’s Day. And on Saturday night, June 18th in keeping with the proverbial mantra that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, dear ol’ Dad’s dinner is on us. Every single entree for every single dad.* And don’t worry, no need to drag the kids along to prove your dad-cred (though, of course, children are always welcome). Essentially, it’s a collective shout out from all the fathers who work at Acme. We figured the kids already got Dad the Hulk socks.
This weekend @ Acme: Whole black bass for 2. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Churro cheesecake. Overnight beef short ribs. Strong drinks. Shooting Point oysters. Firsthand Foods pork chop. Wedge salad. Housemade lamb summer sausage. Cold beer. Saffron risotto. Roasted local carrots. Acme smashburger. Mississippi-style tamales. Bibb lettuce salad. Strawberry cobbler. Blackened salmon. Pink wine. Acme Brussels sprouts. Isn’t it about time you had something delicious?
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
*limit of 2 Father’s Day entrees per table.