Published September 16, 2009
The Return of the Mac
Late Night Mac and Cheese in Soho
We've got nothing against sitting. In fact, we're doing it right now.
But when a late evening of merrymaking and cocktailing turns into a search for food, we prefer something
savory, fast and chair-optional. Preferably with an unseemly quantity of melted cheese and noodles
, a pint-size to-go shrine to the cheesiest of
, opening tomorrow next to late-night juggernaut Delicatessen.
It's everything you're used to in a late-night refueling stop, but served up faster, creamier and...more
lobster-y. Work your way past the al fresco crowd of runway models and social deviants at Delicatessen,
under the glowing noodle above the door, and your reward is a plastic noodle-shaped bowl full of a
crumbless, buttery rendition of everyone's favorite pasta. You can stop by the condiment bar for a few
splashes of buttermilk ranch sauce, pepper flakes or a sprinkling of their genius bacon-and-breadcrumb mix,
but make it quick—the space is small enough (only a single leather bench) that you'll want to take
this dish on the road.
If you're craving something beyond the usual Gouda, they're serving up a frighteningly accurate
mac-and-cheese version of a basil-topped pizza (the Margarita Mac
), along with an Angus-equipped
cheeseburger bowl for beefeaters. And if you're craving a Delicatessen lobster roll but don't want to park
it next door, you can get the same fresh lobster (the two spots share a kitchen) baked into the Mac
You have our permission to pronounce the "r."
54 Prince St
New York, NY 10012