Soft opening: Big Wife's Mac n' Cheese
A new macaroni and cheese spot recently enticed me away from the boxed stuff.
What's happening: The owners of Old Original Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse — a restaurant that sounds so fancy it has never occurred to me to even consider dining there — opened Big Wife's Mac n' Cheese about a month ago on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Scott's Addition.
- The takeout-only shop is decorated with happy-looking noodle characters, and nothing costs more than $12.
- Much more my speed.
I tried the buffalo mac, which comes with hot chicken, gorgonzola and hot sauce.
- My wife got the Greek wedding, which comes with tomato, olive, pepperoncini, onions, artichoke and feta.
The bottom line: Both were a creamy, gooey delight that lived up to their steak-house pedigree.
- I especially liked the tang of the pepperoncini in the Greek bowl (and it was nice to have some vegetables in the mix).
Yes, but: I did end up feeling a little lazy getting takeout pasta instead of spending the 12 minutes boiling it at home and mixing up a simple cheese sauce.
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