So a couple weeks ago, we went to Mad-Macs and Matilda’s. Mad-Macs is a restaurant with a huge selection of baked mac and cheese, and Matilda’s serves Australian-themed food, like kangaroo burgers.
I got the Snooki mac, which was mac and cheese with Italian sausage and peppers and stuff like that. It was DELICIOUS. The mac and cheese by itself was really good, but burnt my tongue at the beginning because it was hotter than the middle of the sun, literally. Also, you’re going to have to take some home in a box because it is super filling.
Now, Maverick, for the Matilda’s review! Give him a hand! 😀
So a couple of weeks ago, we went to Mad-Macs and Matilda’s. I got the kangaroo burger, it was unbelievably DEEEEEELICIOUS.
So let’s say you have a kangaroo burger and a beef burger. Both weigh 100 grams. The kangaroo burger will have .5 grams fat and 93 calories. The beef burger will be 18 grams fat and 272 calories. That’s a big difference.
Because kangaroo is so low on fat it is not a good idea to get it well done because it will be really dry.
NOW ROBIN SAYS:
A while back I purchased a Groupon to use at Matilda’s, which apparently merged with or was folded into Mad-Macs at some point (same building) and is located on South College Ave. between the Bob Carpenter Center and 95. I know I’ve eaten at Matilda’s before, but that was easily a decade ago, and I had no idea what to expect.
I was a little worried when we first pulled into the parking lot. It’s a bit rough looking from the outside, and Saturdays (I think it was a Saturday) promised “LIVE MUSIC!” I thought for a moment I’d signed up for an awful garage band at a college dive bar on a Saturday night.
No worries, mate! The inside is cheery, the seating comfortable, with the dessert menu drawn on a huge chalkboard that covers one wall. Our waitress was wonderfully attentive and good with our daughter (who gets chatty).
My broccoli bites were actual florets of fresh broccoli, battered and fried, as opposed to the scoops of cheese with bits of broccoli that I usually find. Even Cassidy willingly ate several pieces, albeit slathered in the dip (which was pretty dang yummy). Jeff (aka Dad, my husband) ordered some sort of shrimp platter for his appetizer and had to share, as far more arrived on his plate than he expected.
ALL the portions given were beyond generous. We had enough leftovers to provide lunch the next day (except for Mav, who devoured his ‘roo burger). I make a mighty fine homemade baked mac-and-cheese, if I do say so myself, but the Chicken Cordon Bleu mac I had (the Mac of the month, with grey poupon, ham, & bread crumbs with gruyere and brie!) was fantastic.
Very very good food, surprisingly kid-friendly venue, a little on the pricey side for a family of five but factoring in the leftovers, not unreasonable for a meal out. Oh, and the LIVE MUSIC was a cover band that played on the bar side, not too loud at all. I thought I heard some Dylan, Johnny Cash, and the like. An enjoyable evening all around, and the kids are already asking to go again.
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