Without cheese, loose macaroni noodles are relegated to the artistic whims of celebrity toddlers or the backup pipe-fitting for their Lego mansions. Place mac on a pedestal with its rightful sidekick thanks to today's Groupon to mad-macs in Newark. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a meal for two people (up to a $35.45 total value), which includes:
- Two mini macs (up to a $17.98 total value)
- Two small mixed-green salads (up to a $7.50 total value)
- Two non-alcoholic drinks (a $3.98 total value)
- One order of dessert spring rolls (a $5.99 value)
- For $10, you get $20 worth of any dishes and drinks on the menu
Serving up a wide spread of mac 'n' cheese platters, mad-macs' mac menu focuses on pairing America's favorite noodle with imaginative ingredients. Shake up your palate with the Jumping Jack Mac, an Aussie-style four-cheese mac layered with homemade chili, or gift the pizza mac, with mozzarella, basil, roasted tomatoes, and garlic, to the pizza-delivery man who has everything. Ascend the food pyramid into a verdant, edible valley with mouths wide for bites of mixed-green salad, drizzled with any of six signature dressings including homemade blue cheese and honey-lime vinaigrette. House-made dessert spring rolls are stuffed with choice of apple cobbler, strawberry cheesecake, or a savory union of chocolate, bananas, and peanut butter, all nestled in a rice wrapper, deep-fried, and served with ice cream and a disapproving, secretly envious gaze from the Tooth Fairy.
Sated patrons can sink into the overstuffed bench seats and take in the doodle-covered chalkboard walls as they sip on Pepsi product soft drinks. Of-age purchasers of today's second option can celebrate their inauguration into the clean-plate club with a draft beer ($2.25+) and an adult milk shake such as the thin mint, which swirls chocolate vodka with succulent drips of crème de menthe.
Within local favorite Matilda's Pub lies mad-macs, a comfort fare haven dedicated to the chefs' gooey mastery of mac 'n' cheese with a family-friendly vibe. Among rich espresso wood fixtures, overstuffed bench seats, and chalkboard walls covered in doodles, mac masters dish out decadent lobster mac with mascarpone cheese, philly cheesesteak mac, and Cajun shrimp and crab mac, among their many rich combinations. Around the eatery, abstract macaroni art tempts hungry eyes while kids are given supplies to craft their own masterpieces or a new set of edible parents before they go up on a special display wall. Behind the bar, bartenders mix adults-only milk shakes, and in the kitchen the chefs plate their culinary works of art as customers order fresh hand-formed burgers, Aussie-style crab cakes, and steaks.
801 S College Ave.
Newark, Delaware 19713