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ACME, Carrboro NC

Nab | Feb 14, 200503:11 PM

after having some mixed experiences, i've come to the conclusion that this place is a bit of a gamble. i really want to love it, but can only just like it. regardless, if you do take the gamble, best hand to play is order a special that features some local ingredients. call ahead to find out and then decide.

crawfish fritter appetizer (they called them beignets, but i can't bring myself to call them that), was pretty blah. only one of them actually had any crawfish taste to it, the others were dense and full of filler.

entree was a NC flounder stew (bouillabaisse) in a lobster saffron broth with some tasty chunks of wild boar sausage. to fullfil the requisite "stacking arrangement" that every restaurant seems to love, they put the flounder on a rather annoying crostini. stew was otherwise pretty darn good.

1 app, 1 entree, 1 glass of red, 1 bourbon came to around $40 pre-tip.

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