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Homeroom To-Go and Sriracha Madness

For the past few months, our lives at Homeroom have been consumed with working on our new project, Homeroom to-go, which will be opening up later this year just a block away from the restaurant. We’re moving all of our take-out there, and we’ll also sell cool things like beer and wine to go, full pies, jars of salad dressing, and other tasty treats. We’ll also have a little condiment corner where you’ll find an awesome selection of hot sauces and other toppings that are delicious on mac and cheese.

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Our search special products for Homeroom To-Go led us to SOSU – a Bay Area local and small-batch maker of condiments and hot sauces. They are currently doing a Kickstarter campaign to get their Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sriracha to market. When they contacted us about doing a special event with them around our sriracha mac, we were intrigued. But what really convinced us was after we tasted their sriracha in our mac and cheese. We were blown away, and immediately said yes.

So for ONE NIGHT ONLY, on February 27th from 5:30 til 10, we’ll be making ALL of our sriracha macs with Sosu’s Barrel-Aged Sriracha.  Aged in whiskey barrels and naturally fermented with chilis and a touch of brown sugar, this sriracha is smoky, fiery, and delicious. This is sriracha for all of you who think you don’t like sriracha.

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The owner of Sosu, Lisa, will also be at the restaurant to give you samples of her magical sauce.

 For all you sriracha-lovers out there, we thought it would be a fun event to try something new, and a cool way to support a new business whose product we’ll be excited to carry at Homeroom To-Go.

You can contribute to Lisa’s Kickstarter campaign to get a jar to a barrel of the Barrel-Aged Sriracha. Let’s help her find a permanent home and bring to market a delicious product!

Hope to see you on thursday!

– allison + erin

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Crab mac is back for our third anniversary

Three courses for $30 / Feb. 11 – 16 / Brussels with Bacon, Dungeness Crab Mac, Brownie Sundae, beer or wine

We’ve grown up so fast!

Can you believe Homeroom is turning three? We can’t. It seems like yesterday that we were putting up walls, painting, testing recipes, and wondering what this little restaurant of ours will actually turn out to be.

And by only three years old, we are so amazed and so proud of what Homeroom has become. A date spot, a community hub, a birthday destination, a family get-together, a second home for our staff and a family to us. So thank you, to all of our customers, to Oakland, and most of all, to the incredible people who made homeroom what it is today – our staff.

Can you believe that just three years ago Homeroom looked like this? Right under it check out the original sketch of what we thought Homeroom would look like:

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And, here’s what we looked like three years ago. Ah, youth. Nothing ages you like babies and restaurants…

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Okay, enough reminiscing . . . let’s get to the point. To celebrate our third anniversary, we’ll have a three-course meal for $30, and it’ll include one of our favorite recipes ever: the Dungeness Crab Mac. It’ll also include the following:

A glass of beer or wine

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Dungeness Crab Mac

Brownie Sundae

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We’ll have this special for an entire week: from Feb. 11 – Feb. 16. And luckily, our anniversary falls on the same week as Valentine’s day, so you can celebrate with us and impress a date at the same time.

That’s all for now! Thanks again to all of you who have supported us since day one. We love you!

- allison + erin

 

 

 

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Score a Homeroom Holiday Pack!

We love the holidays at homeroom! We get to keep ourselves warm with big bowlfuls of hot mac and cheese, and deck out the restaurant with pretty lights and bows.

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This year, we have some really cool homeroom gift packs available. Whether you want to go all out on something big or are looking for a small last-minute gift, we can almost guarantee your loved one will love you even more if you get one of these:

Homeroom Junior Varsity Gift Pack:
signed mac + cheese cookbook and a $10 gift card for $25

Homeroom Varsity Gift Pack:
signed mac + cheese cookbook, a coffee mug, a cool homeroom tote bag and a $15 gift card. $50

So how would you like to win a $50 Homeroom Varsity Pack?
Post a wacky, cool or clever photo of you eating a bowl of homeroom mac and cheese on our facebook page, or tag it #homeroom510 on instagram before December 24th. We’ll choose the best photo by January 2nd, and the winner will receive one of our awesome varsity packs.

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Oh – some important news! Homeroom will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We are closing at 5pm on Christmas eve and New Year’s Eve.

But, we have plenty of platters available for pick-up! Pre-order platters of mac + cheese, veggies or desserts and have them ready for your Holiday party. You can order your platters online by clicking the “order now” button above, and use our super cool fly-thru lane to pick them up (we’ll bring your platters right out to your car). Wanna know more? Check out our platter page here.

Hope you have an extra cheesy holiday season!

allison + erin

 

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