Greetings from Carrboro,
It’s just like clockwork. About this time every year I long to go to camp. You know, the one with lanyards and farewell campfires and Slim Jims bought from the canteen. With jungle juice and Nutty Buddy ice cream cones. That summer camp. Where nights talking in cabins seem endless and the subsequent days carefree. It’s a fun daydream while driving to work. Though honestly, my only taste of that same unabashed freedom comes in paltry doses these days. Like when I brazenly leave my phone in the car when I run into Southern States.
But summertime is still wondrous, nonetheless. In all its seductive, delicious glory. And it’s just getting started. Tomatoes and peaches and summer squash. Blueberries and basil and sweet peppers. So why not think of Acme as your personal summer camp – except with much better food and the pleasure of sleeping in your own bed. We have quite the array of things planned for the summer. And no, knot tying is not one of them.
Starting this Sunday, June 25th, we are joining forces with our friends at TeamVino to offer a monthly wine class on Sunday afternoons at our cocktail bar, Atlas, just down the street. And class may be too strict a term. It’s 90 minutes of fun and food and wine where you end up smarter at the end. Not too shabby. It’s a great way to dip your toe into the world of wine and figure out what you like and why. Even better with a friend.
The Acme Independence Day Feast. Think smoked baby back pork ribs with enough additional summer deliciousness to light your sparkler. Pick-up for the meal is that Monday, July 3rd, 12pm-2pm. Full menu is below. Warning; there are only so many of the feasts for two still available.
The 22nd Annual Acme Tomato Festival cometh. July 12-16. It’s always one of the singular highlights of our year. Hundreds of pounds and dozens of varieties of amazing local tomatoes that the kitchen team will sauce and toss, slice and dice, poke and smoke for five days straight. Tomato pie. Tomato gravy. Tomato cobbler. Tomato plates. Tomato sauce. Tomato broth. Tomato, well, everything. You get the picture. All your tomato dreams come true.
Add to that at least two wine dinners and two fantastic saturday night supper & live music experiences and you have a full a la carte summer menu to choose from at Camp Acme. But don’t worry, despite the rumors there will be no swim test. And feel free to leave your cell phone in the car. It’ll be fall soon enough.
This weekend @ Acme: Shooting Point Oysters. Center-cut, 16 oz NY strip steaks. Forever roasted pig. Tuna ceviche. Watermelon sangria. Angel biscuits. Acme tomato plate. 24 orders of soft-shell crabs. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Sea scallop and shrimp risotto. Acme wedge salad. Flash-fried summer flounder. Blueberry cobbler. Acme cornbread. Cold beer. Fried oyster po’ boy sliders. Blackened salmon. Pork tomahawk with corn pudding, blackberry, rhubarb and sweet onion jam. And don’t forget Sunday brunch. It’s pretty damn good.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme