Greetings from Carrboro,
The only day that my sister ate sweet potatoes was Thanksgiving. It was a family tradition – Senator Russell’s Sweet Potatoes. With an emphatic, brace-yourself emphasis on the sweet part. It was more a concoction of butter and brown sugar and pecans and, well, more brown sugar whipped into something akin to a soufflé. I think that a token sweet potato may have been included for color purposes. You could feel your teeth rotting by the third bite.
You just gotta love Thanksgiving. Pleasure shaped by tradition cloaked in gravy. A food holiday. Add to that the overarching feeling that overdosing on potatoes and pie is downright patriotic and, really, what’s not to love? No presents. No worries. No weeks of unrelenting gaiety. Just feast and family and football. Amen.
But here’s a secret. If you want to take Thanksgiving to the next level, go out to eat. At Acme. Let us do the shopping and baking and chopping and roasting and stirring. Oh, and the cleaning. Don’t forget that part. There’s no need to pray that Aunt Peggy doesn’t make her infamous fat-free, salt-free mashed potatoes. Again. Or to feel rightfully disheartened that, yes, that giant pile of dishes doeshave your name on it. And you’re out of bourbon.
So relax. At Acme, we know how to do a pilgrim a solid.
Thanksgiving Dinner. Thursday, November 24th. We will start seating at noon and stop seating at 8pm. Menu is below. Reservations are by phone only (919 929 2263). Price is $40 per person. Join us. You’ll enjoy the next two weeks a helluva lot more if you do.
Pan-seared Wahoo. Grilled skirt steak with guacamole. Smoked pig’s head pozole. Shooting Point Oysters on the ½ shell. Apple cobbler with salted caramel ice cream. Pecan-crusted fried chicken. Carolina crab cakes. Classic wedge salad. Housemade fettucini. Curried delicata squash. Blackened salmon. End-of-season chile relleno. Fried Brussels sprouts. Chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Flash fried flounder. Forever roasted pig. Grilled grass-fed ribeye. Hungry yet?
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The staff at Acme
Reservations 919 929 2263 or online
Curried Mountain Apple Soup
with Pomegranates, Crème Fraiche, and Boiled Peanuts
Acme Field Green Salad
with Crumbled Blue Cheese, Black-Eyed Peas and Cider Vinaigrette
Low Country Deep Fried Carolina Turkey
with Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Wild Mushroom and Country Ham Gravy, Sage and Rosemary Dressing, Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, Slow Cooked Green Beans, and Housemade Cranberry-Ginger Compote
Pan-seared Wild Salmon
Green Tomato Relish, Two-Hour Cheese Grits, Black Beans
Grilled Tenderloin of Beef
Wild Mushroom Gastrique, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus
Vegetarian Wild Mushroom Risotto
Aged Asiago & Parmesan Cheeses, Butternut Squash, Swiss Chard, Grilled Sweet Onions
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Autumn Apple Cobbler
Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream
Acme Chocolate Terrine
Coffee & Bourbon Sauce, Whipped Cream