Every Tuesday of every week, ACME Food & Beverage Co. has been offering all their entrees for $12.95, which is quite a savings. It's a long drive after work, so I normally prefer to go on the weekends, but if you live in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, you're crazy to miss it. Be sure to make reservations, because it's been packed.
I decided to have the special fried shad roe appetizer, which was already $12.95 but both MFRs took advantage of the special. I'd never had shad roe before, so I was eager to try it, despite being tempted by the tilefish on the menu. Our waiter, Justin, described the texture as similar to hamburger, which was an apt comparison. It was served with cheese grits, bacon, butter, shallots and a little lemon juice. It was extremely good.
Chef and owner Kevin Callaghan was sporting a sombrero all evening, because he didn't have a ball-cap handy.
We tried one of Kevin's new creations in progress, three delicious donuts covered with warm chocolate sauce, served with Captain Crunch ice cream. The donuts were absolutely wonderful. The ice cream was very colorful and the house made ice cream itself was very good. I would have probably appreciated the combination more if I'd grown up on kids cereal. In fact, this was the first time I'd ever eaten Captain Crunch. Chocolate hazelnut ice cream, which was on the dessert menu that night, would be fantastic with the donuts and I'd love to try them together.