Apologies for recycling the “no noodling around” pun, but Jeff and Rhi Hoisington weren’t kidding in October.
The owners of Mad Mac claimed they’d get Boise’s first macaroni-and-cheese restaurant open by December, and they did — at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at 7709 W. Overland Road.
The Hoisingtons, who have operated Mad Mac food truck in Boise since early 2016, renovated a 2,002-square-foot space at the Boise Spectrum. The spot was formerly Pollo Rey restaurant.
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If you don’t have time to read the article I wrote a couple of months ago, here’s a snippet about the Mad Mac menu:
“Mad Mac’s menu is straightforward in the same direct way that comfort food hits the spot. It contains seven mouth-watering mac-and-cheese variations in a bowl, ranging from the classic Mad Mac in a five-cheese sauce ($6.50) to Buffalo Chicken Mac ($8.50, chicken thighs in cayenne pepper sauce over Mad Mac with ranch dressing) and Philly Cheesesteak Mac ($9.50, thinly sliced rib eye steak with sauteed peppers and onions over Mad Mac).
Mad Mac also offers specialty soda drinks using flavoring syrups ($2.50 to $3). Popular sellers include the Crazy Beach (Mountain Dew, coconut, fresh lime, blue curacao, pineapple) and Dirty Islander (Sprite, coconut, pineapple, mango, fresh lime, half and half).”
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: (801) 900-3868.