Greetings from Carrboro,
I can guarantee you couldn’t make up a game as complicated as baseball. Even the uniforms don’t make sense. But my 14 years playing America’s “pastime” inoculate me against a lot of that. It’s only when I’m trying to explain a slider to my teenage daughter – and her subsequent glassy-eyed facial expression – that reminds me she came to the game primarily for the home runs and Dippin’ Dots. And that the possibility of her truly understanding baseball is about as remote as my mastering Mandarin.
Restaurants are a very similar sport. Right down to the awkward uniforms. To understand the arcana which dominates the kitchen game also requires immersion and patience, years and training. But to be a fan, you just have to buy a ticket. And that may be the best part of all. Sometimes the less you know, the better.
Across the country, it’s baseball’s Opening Day. Every fan hoping that this is THE YEAR as their team takes the field. Even in Miami. And at Acme the patio is finally open as the promise of warmer days descends on Carrboro. So it’s the time of year to sit outside and relax. Maybe have a beer or two. But at Acme, we’re all out of Dippin’ Dots. You’ll have to settle for cherry pie.
Or maybe oysters. Because it is Thursday which means Acme Half-y Hour. You know, half-price oysters on the half-shell for half the night (5:30-7:30). That’s $12 for a dozen. And that ain’t half-bad. In truth, it’s about the same price as a hot dog at a major league park. So if you want that authentic ballpark experience, for an extra charge we can have a waiter spill nacho cheese dip all over your back. Thursdays at Acme are Fan-tastic.
We expect the patio to be open on Easter, too. Brunch and dinner. And to be clear, the patio is always first come, first served. Which means to sit outside you don’t need a reservation. Fried chicken and sunshine, anyone?
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme