To the tune of Mark Morrison's classic "Return of the Mack".
(Return of the Mack) come on
(Return of the Mack) oh my God
(You know that I'll be back) here I am
(Return of the Mack) once again
(Return of the Mack) pump up the world
(Return of the Mack) watch my flow
(You know that I'll be back) here I go
How fitting since this sums up The Elbow Room Newark where 80 Yelp Elites and guests enjoyed a dreary Saturday afternoon feasting on cheesy goodness and craft beer from New Jersey Beer Company at Yelp's Return Of The Mac (& Cheese) Elite Event.
The "Elbow Room threw down the gauntlet and smacked" Bloss C in the face with five mac and cheese courses. "With the first bite, it was straight up love," murmus Angie L. "Sharp cheddar incorporated into a bechamel base enveloped the noodles in a creamy pillow of cheesy goodness." The fun didn't stop there, Xavier S's "favorite was the brats and beer made with NJ Beer Co beer because the caramelized onions and sliced brats were too good." But Round 3 was what really knocked Wing L out of the pasta ring."The Vegan mac and cheese, beating out the meat dishes" with spicy soy-rizo, a creamy tofu cheese, "topped off with jalapeños, avocados, and tortilla chips for that extra crunch." With barely any room left, the Jamaican Jerk Chicken was a surprise and Seema U "liked the addition of pineapple a lot." For those still with stomach space (ahem Dennis R), the Crimini Mushroom course was delicious, earthy and "the crispy shallots made it so much more lovable."
All in all, I think we can all agree with Florence C: The "Elbow Room is a true Brick City jewel."
Until next time, SYOY!
Stephanie 'YoSteph' Y
Yelp NJ Community Manager