I spent the entirety of last week, my spring break, in Williamsport, PA, where my boo is currently finishing up his undergraduate education. Williamsport is a classic American small town – there are a few bars, a few restaurants, an antique store here and a realtor’s office there, and that’s pretty much it. I think I would die of misery living in a place like that for good but from what I could tell, and to my great surprise, Williamsport’s residents are perfectly fine. To each his own, I suppose.
We spent most of our time drinking tea, talking, and dancing to old-school R&B classics in his room. We also discovered a show called Portlandia on Netflix that’s absolutely hilarious. Has anyone else seen it?
One of the days we had lunch at a small shop/café called Acme Barbecue. I’d been there once before during my last visit and really enjoyed it, so this time, I knew I’d have to write a post about it.
Their pulled pork sandwich ($5.25) is absolutely divine. It’s impossible to eat it in its intended sandwich form though, because the amount of meaty goodness heaped on the bun is just obscene. The pork is also well-complimented by any of the eight or so sauces that Acme makes in-house. The flavors range from blueberry to creamy black pepper barbecue.
I had a cup of mac-n-cheese ($2), which was good but nothing to write home about. I recommend the cornbread instead, which is magically fluffy and delicious – we had it during our last visit.
Baby also ordered this pig roll ($2). I tend to like foods that are wrapped in dough and deep-fried to crispy perfection and this time was no different. I’m sort of embarrassed to admit it – this never happens! – but I don’t quite remember what was inside besides barbecued pork. But I did like it.
If you are ever in this town, or just driving by, I highly recommend stopping over at Acme. These people know what they’re doing. Trust me.