School’s Out, Homeroom’s In!
Hey classmates, it’s official – summer is here. And even though school’s out, it’s the best time of year to be in homeroom.
Why, you ask? Because we have lots of new tasty stuff on the menu that is perfect for the sultry weather sweeping through the Bay Area.
When we first said we were opening a mac and cheese restaurant, a lot of people said that mac and cheese wouldn’t provide enough variation to sustain a restaurant. Well, they were wrong.
Now that it’s summer, and all the great summer produce is in season, we actually have to limit ourselves from putting all the ideas we have on the menu. We love coming up with recipes that fit what’s most delicious each season, and we recently introduced our first seasonal mac–the summer basil mac!
It’s our only cold mac option, made with homemade pesto, fresh green beans, and topped with salty pecorino cheese. The deep flavors of the crushed basil and garlic remind us of summer picnics growing up, which is why we wanted to add it to the menu now that temperatures are finally rising. The summer basil mac is even better with a pint of Pranqster Belgian Ale from North Coast Brewery, and when you eat it outside under our new umbrellas.
Also on the summer menu is a crisp green bean salad as our new veggie side, and a fresh strawberry crisp with whipped cream as our seasonal dessert. And, look for our off-menu strawberry shake, it’s seriously delicious.
We also have New Orleans-style iced coffee from Blue Bottle, big hearty salads, BLTs with homemade ranch dressing for lunch, egg sandwiches with buttermilk biscuits and mimosas for brunch, and of course, all ten of our creamy mac and cheeses (speaking of which – have you tried the Gilroy mac yet? It was last month’s addition, and has roasted garlic, buttery gouda and sharp pecorino, and is best with sauteed mushrooms and breadcrumbs).
Also new for summer are platters of mac and cheese. We thought you might like to bring some mac to a BBQ, office party or your friend’s house. We’ll give you 20% off when you order a platter instead of individual portions (it’s just gotta be enough for at least ten people).
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That’s about all for now. Every week seems to bring better weather and new summer treats–definitely follow us on Facebook or Twitter if you want to keep up with them all. Hope to see you all in homeroom sometime soon, and if there’s a summer treat you’d like to see on our menu, let us know! We’d love to hear from you . . .
-Allison and Erin