by Viki Papadakis
Mac ‘n’ cheese: the American staple food of our youths. Most of us remember this food as the warm, brightly colored Kraft snack our moms would hurriedly throw together before driving us to soccer practice. Some may have had the privilege to enjoy baked mac ‘n’ cheeses with real, melted cheese and a crisp layer of bread crumbs sprinkled on top. No matter what quality of mac ‘n’ cheese we’ve had, we all regard it as the lovely, cheesy comfort food we can’t only have one bite of.
This past weekend, I had the privilege to eat (more like devour) the most delightful mac ‘n’ cheese that--dare I say--is the best I’ve ever had. On a relatively quiet street in Oakland, there resides a mac ‘n’ cheese god that can make your mouth experience absolute ecstasy: Homeroom. Beware, however; the restaurant is busy at all hours of the day. Don’t worry, though. Once you finally sit, you’ll be in for an experience that will change your life--or at least your standards for mac ‘n’ cheese dishes.
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