Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Latona Pub

Once you put the word out that you love mac 'n' cheese, you don't really have to search for it any longer. The mac 'n' cheese finds you.

A good friend recently organized a costumed pub run. The concept was simple. Wear silly costumes on a Saturday afternoon and run (relatively short distances) between the various locations. I had a work event earlier in the evening and decided not to do the costume thing - mostly because I didn't want to go home to change.

We met up with the group at Latona in Wallingford. Totally one of those places I've driven by a million times, but had never been in. Or if I had, it was long, long ago. The group was sitting and standing on the little sidewalk seating area. I'd already eaten, so I just had beer. Great tap selection.

It was fun meeting some new people and seeing the creativity behind people's costumes and silly accessories. And then, I met Kerstin.

She had ordered none other than Latona's mac 'n' cheese. The description on the menu reads:

Penne noodles tossed in a white cheddar and provolone sauce
baked with fresh herbs and parmesan served with baguette and
mixed greens...ask about nightly additions. $12.95

How about bacon and mushrooms as the additions for this particular night?

I think yes.

A girl after my own heart!

She graciously offered me a bite and it truly was delish. I'm excited to go back and try it another time with other additions. This is brilliant marketing, truly. I remember Mother's in Portland doing the same thing. And Lunchbox Laboratory does mac 'n' cheese du jour as well.

Now, let's take all take a serious moment for the beauty of macaroni and cheese.

I'm excited to try the truffle mac 'n' cheese sometime! A little trip up to Edmonds is in order soon.

And I'm also hoping to have a mac 'n' cheese tasting party this fall sometime. Details still totally TBD, but how beautiful would that be??


raineygirl said...

a friend of mine is also planning a mac n cheese potluck. I've also heard good things about Latona Pub.

Kerstin said...

::love:: I'd gladly share my mac n cheese with friends at anytime :)