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Yes, please. New mac ’n’ cheese restaurant opens today in Boise

A bowl of Southern Comfort ($8.50) is filled with Mad Mac’s classic macaroni and cheese topped with corn and crispy bacon.
A bowl of Southern Comfort ($8.50) is filled with Mad Mac’s classic macaroni and cheese topped with corn and crispy bacon. Mad Mac

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.

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.

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