when you combine one of our favorite comfort foods with community service with cabaret theatre? You get Zack’s Mac Shack. Yes, a restaurant built around the simple concept of macaroni and cheese—and other good stuff.
“What makes us ‘Gourmet’? The word Gourmet itself describes a class of restaurant, cuisine, meal or ingredient of high quality, of special presentation, or high sophistication. Every Sauce, Every Dish, Every Dressing, even our Panini Breads & Appetizers are Made-From-Scratch from the freshest produce & ingredients available to us in combinations that are sometimes new & maybe just a lil quirky for our foodies” (zacksmacshack.com).
Zack’s is located on Post Office Street, which is now considered the Arts and Entertainment District of Galveston.
We started our meal by sharing an order of the wontons that were stuffed with cream cheese, green onions, and garlic, and we had our choice of either a sweet and sour or, our choice, peanut dipping sauce.
I quickly made up my mind on which of the interesting mac dishes I would order—the Thai Mac made with chicken, carrots, green onions, sprouts, and peanuts and topped with crispy noodles and a fortune cookie. Instead of cheese sauce, the Thai Mac comes with either a spicy Thai sauce—my choice—or a peanut sauce.
As if I needed more spice, I also ordered a side of the spicy sweet corn cole slaw made with green and red cabbage, carrot, and sweet corn seasoned with a smoky and medium hot spice.
Chuck wanted to order the Mac Pot Pie—all of the chicken pot pie fixin’s mixed with macaroni. But, alas, they were out, so he switched to the Classic Mac and, from a list of toppings, added sliced hot dogs.
“Did you leave room for dessert?” asked Holly.
Yes, we did--another order of wontons. We really liked these.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.