REVIEW: Cheesy Goodness
By Rachael Brandel
If you live in Perrysburg and drive down State Rt. 25, then you’ve seen the signs and the construction for a few new places opening up. One of these places is a restaurant called Macs N’ Melts, along with a new hair salon and another restaurant, Balance.
They are located on the corner of Eckel Junction Road and Dixie Highway, or State Rt. 25.
Macs N’ Melts hopes to open its Perrysburg restaurant the first week of March, a spokesman said. The chain has another location in Toledo off West Central Ave that is already open. They restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The restaurant’s title gives you an idea of just what kind of food they will serve. On the menu are multiple styles of gourmet macaroni, as well as grilled cheese sandwiches. Also included are soups and sides, as well as Boylan Hand Crafted Soda and Wixey’s Gourmet Cupcakes for dessert.
I went to Toledo to see what all of the hype was about. My sister and I went together, but we called in ahead of time so that the food would be ready by the time we got there. The overall look of the restaurant was cute and the color scheme played off of the idea of cheese, with yellow accents throughout. I ordered The Classic Mac and the 4 Cheese Melt. Neither skimped out on the cheese, and my taste buds were jumping with joy from these two tasty foods.
The staff was kind and charismatic. Overall, I was impressed by the quality of the food and the joint.
My sister ordered the 4-Cheese Mac N Cheese and the Blue Buffalo Grilled Cheese. She said that the Mac N’ Cheese was very cheesy and all of the flavors of cheese worked well together. The Grilled Cheese was just the right amount of spicy, and the roasted red pepper and baby kale were “fresh and yummy.”
One thing that she really liked was that they waited until we got to the restaurant to put the Mac N’ Cheese through the melting machine, so that it would be gooey and warm and cheesy for us. Overall, she would rate her experience a nine out of 10. Her only complaint would be that the stools at their tables weren’t very comfortable.
“I’m excited for the grilled cheese, because I eat grilled cheese on a weekly basis,” said sophomore Mary Claire Willis who is excited for it to come to Perrysburg.
“I’m excited for gourmet tomato soup and gourmet mac n cheese and gourmet grilled cheese,” senior Nicole Sundermeier said. “It does not get better than that.”
Both have high hopes for when the restaurant opens, and look forward to that day.
If you plan on trying out the place, I would advocate calling in to order so you don’t have to wait for the food to be prepared, because it is a bit timely otherwise. They have a menu of everything they offer on their website, so you can scope out what you want beforehand.
I would rate Macs N’ Melts a nine out of 10. The food was tasty, although there was a hint of bacon flavor in both my macaroni and my grilled cheese which was not supposed to be there. They had a good presentation, and the portion size was not stingy, but not over the top. I recommend trying it out, because if you’re a Mac N’ Cheese or grilled cheese enthusiast like me, you won’t be disappointed.
One thing I thought was really cool was that 5 percent of all profit goes toward localized charities and youth organizations.