(Stopped by Galleria 7 Market on 9/30 and I-Dog is CLOSED, so now Innova has launched and closed two stands in the Market. I can’t believe a mac’n’cheese place can’t succeed here, but prices need to be more reasonable.)
Well, still no Mix N Mac here, but we do now have the I-Dog Macaroni Company (from Innovo Kitchen) at Galleria 7 Market. Innovo has placed this into the spot they had before with pasta dishes in the Market. There does seem to be turnover in a few of the spots here with seemingly 2 or 3 empty stalls on a recent weeknight.
However, for a spot that seems targeted to a lunch crowd, there were really quite a few people here on a Tuesday (!) night.I decided not to get a hot dog because, well, I really couldn’t quite figure out the menu for them. Kind of dumb I guess. But just macaroni and cheese was fine. My wife got the basic 5-cheese mac and cheese. She decided against the bread crumbs, but thought later she should have. They seem to use housemade bread crumbs, which is a nice touch, by the way. They add a nice bit of texture to mac and cheese.
I got the Build Your Own for $12, which comes with 2 toppings/mix ins. I got roasted red peppers and sausage. Also good for a solid two meals. You can see the breadcrumbs on mine.
The red peppers were lost. But the sausage was FANTASTIC. This is like the strongly seasoned sausage you’d get on a high-quality italian restaurant pizza or in a pasta dish at a good restaurant. Reminded me of the sausage in Scotti’s on Union’s lasagna. The pasta was cooked just right and the cheese seemed right on mine. The only thing I would prefer is if they could pop these under a salamander or similar to bake up the top and give it a nice crispy top like you get at Mix N Mac. Again, add some texture. But it would add prep time that they may be trying to avoid.
I’d try this again and would probably try a hot dog. They seem pretty reasonably priced and the online menu makes more sense.
Galleria 7 Market is sort of tucked away, but there are some really good choices here, and we haven’t even tried the pizza or burgers. If you’re looking for something a little different and maybe you can’t all decide on what you want, pop in. And this deep bowl of comfort isn’t a bad choice.