Mac and Cheese Fix at Misconduct Tavern
Back when I was living in NYC I know I could count on one of the handful of restaurants that specialized in mac and cheese to satisfy the craving. While we may not have that Philly, Misconduct Tavern gets the job done just as well, while offering the added benefit of a lovely draught beer list. Besides the beer list and slightly upscaled put fare, this nautical themed bar has televisions for the sports lover and well prepared cocktails.
The mac and cheese is made with fontina here and starts at $6.50. Then comes the fun part of picking your add ins. The prices on those start at 50 cents for things like onions and to up to $4.50 for steak. I chose bacon ($1.50) and sundried tomatoes (50 cents). The plate came out sizzling hot, smelling good, and looking like the congestive heart failure I was hoping for. I had been holding my breath, hoping that the outside would be slightly burnt, and was pleased to see that it was. The bacon added some saltiness that might have been lacking otherwise. The noodles were cooked well, the cheese was stringy and melty, and the portion was huge, it was well worth the price.
The Misconduct burger, ordered with bacon and cheese, was not as successful. The meat was overcooked, and the size of of the bun suggested a much larger patty than was presented. Even with the tasty fries that came with it, this was definitely not worth the $10 price tag, however, come in on a Monday and burgers are half price, which would justify ordering this a whole lot more.
So, where do you go for your mac and cheese fix? And what are your favorite add ins??
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- I want customized mac and cheese at a reasonable price
- I want a good beer with my pub meal
- I want to watch “the big game” (whatever that means) while grabbing lunch
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- Lackluster burger with a deceivingly big bun
Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St (@15th St), 215-732-5797