Greetings from Carrboro,
I don’t know why I still have it. It’ll jump out at me, from time to time, when I’m searching through my closet in hopes of finding an ironed shirt. There’s no honest reason for it to be there except my ridiculous rationalization that it will come in handy. Someday. Because, let’s be honest, when exactly did a brightly colored shirt festooned with birds and exploding flowers ever come in handy. Caveat freaking emptor. Especially when buying something on vacation. Especially if said vacation is on a sun-drenched island and you’re swept up in the idea that – actually – you do have an inherently laid back vibe about you. Chill, even. Shaka brah, c’est moi.
Yea. Right. As if it wasn’t the glorious beach and the palm trees that lured me towards that Marley-esque mirage. Hell, you couldn’t pay me to rock that look at a dinner party around here – it’s so not me. But when I was there, gosh, it all made perfect sense. Enter April and the enticement of spring. I shudder to think of the number of gardens that I’ve optimistically planted just to abandon them as soon as July and its inveterate challenges come calling. But while I have learned to curb certain spring fantasies, others I happily let linger. Getting caught up in the whimsy of the season can be pretty damn fun.
And, well, that brings me to the pure pleasure of strawberry margaritas. Oh, my. If there is a time and place for everything, then this is the time and Acme is the place. Staycation, anyone? Lyon Farm strawberries do the heavy lifting here. We’ll mix and stir and shake. And then you do the rest. Let the blue skies and warm breezes tempt you; it’s so worth it. You can even wear flip-flops. Just don’t take a drink home and save it for a rainy day. Margaritas really don’t age too well.
There are still tickets left for the Acme Wine Dinner with Longboard Vineyards and the talented and entertaining owner/winemaker Oded Shakked. Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm (doors @ 6). Seats are $75 and can be purchased here. Menu is below. These dinners always sell out. You’ve been warned.
Also, there are a few tickets left for the first Rosé Soirée of the year at our cocktail bar, Atlas. Sunday, April 23rd, 3pm-7pm. It’s a party celebrating Spring and pink wine and friends. With a soundtrack. And food. Maybe a cocktail or 3. Each ticket includes three glasses of pink wine plus fish tacos, cucumber sandwiches, fried artichokes, and mac & 7 cheeses. Tickets are limited, cost $35, and can be bought here. And, yes, there will be porrons. Buckle up.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme