I went to S'mac (345 East 12th Street) with Dan today. After watching the Yankees lose to the miserable Detroit Tigers & crying into my Woodpecker Cider at 7B, it was just what the doctor ordered. Again, this was an impromptu visit, so I didn't have my camera.
For those of you who don't know, S'mac is short for Sarita's Macaroni & Cheese & with God as my witness, Sarita can cook up some damn good Mac! Now, M&C has a special place in my heart, along with fried chicken, watermelon & Kool Aid - reminds me of grandma's house on Sundays. That having been said, Grandma ain't got sh!t on Sarita! I ordered the 'cheeseburger' Mac (as per the website; For the Hearty Meat Eater! Ground Beef done to perfection with onions, garlic and a hint of ketchup and mustard. Don't forget the best part - a combination of American and Cheddar cheeses) which was absolutely amazing! Topped with seasoned breadcrumbs & served in individual skillets (3 sizes; small, medium (which I ordered) & insanely large). The decor is minimalistic, simple tables, stools & chairs. All in Kraft Mac & Cheese yellow & orange - awesome.
There was a group of NYU students (I'm guessing here...) who came in while we were scoffing our Mac & one of them raised a good question. He asked if there were people who didn't get breadcrumbs on their Mac & Sarita said about 30% of people don't. The guy had this puzzled look on his face & said that he couldn't trust anyone who didn't get breadcrumbs on their M&C - brilliant!
I'll be back there to try the Gruyere Mac (which Dan had) among others. The fact that they deliver could spell the end of my M&C cravings (I used to have to order from Mama's) Sarita has a new fan...