(Original Review -- August 2011)
(Second Review -- October 2011)
I felt one more update to Grub Shack was in order after my latest visit just last week. They are still at the Capitol Group Autoplex on Mission St. SE in Salem, Oregon.
For several months now, I kept reading Grub Shack's specials, and "Grown-Up Mac and Cheese" was a regular weekly item. Yet I always found myself playing the lazy panda role at home or in Portland noshing at a gazillion carts. Grub Shack then gave away an entire PAN of the mac and cheese while I was in Hawaii. After that, the item disappeared from the specials rotation, and I wondered if I'd ever see it again.
As my friends may likely know, I have several food weaknesses. Heck, if you push the right buttons at the right time, you likely could coat a car in my desired craving and I'd probably start licking and eating the vehicle. OK, maybe that's a bad idea. But you get the point.
Which brings me to last Tuesday. Grub Shack brought the mac and cheese back in the fold! I had a bunch of driving to do the next few days, and I wanted to conserve some gas. And there's nothing wrong with exercise. So I walked two and a half miles to Grub Shack to get my mac and cheese.
|Grown-Up Mac and Cheese is back at Grub Shack!
|Grown-Up Mac and Cheese with Caesar Salad
The dressing is on the side, and I took the photo before adding the hot sauces
(Grub Shack Baby)
|Warning...viewing this could cause you to get hungry
Oops, the warning may have come too late....
The salad was fresh, croutons were crunchy, and dressing was delicious. A great choice to counter the heavy mac entree.
The honor is long overdue. Great food, great people, and great prices, all on multiple visits! Elite status it is! Now where are my backup stomachs? 9/10