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M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant & Bar

Step Up to the Plate

October 14, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: DOUBLE DECKER GRILLED MAC & CHEESE ($15)

Dining Out readers who know of M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant & Bar’s big reputation of grand proportions will be glad to know that its restaurant specials are just as vast. And for those of you who aren’t quite familiar, this is the perfect chance to find out.

Catering to the “Modern American Cuisine” (M.A.C.) palate, every item on the menu from food to drinks is loaded with tasty creativity that elevates the classics rather than overtaking them — thus serving a full plate of respect to the quintessential culinary creations that are at the foundation of our great country.

This is exemplified in the Double Decker Grilled Mac & Cheese. According to marketing coordinator Mark Turina, the chef wanted to take a timeless staple and do something a little unexpected and out of the ordinary. On top of making it a multi-layered work of art melting seven different cheeses together — Swiss, mozzarella, skim mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Romano and Velveeta — the chef also created a simple, yet popping tomato basil dip.

This, along with other beefed up classics can be enjoyed, including fried chicken and waffles, home-style meatloaf and baby back ribs.

Then, let the excitement continue nearly every day of the week as this contemporary restaurant throws specially themed events. Sundays are fun days for both parents and little ones, when children 10 and younger eat free from the Keiki Menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

On Mondays, gather the ohana because they will enjoy 15 percent off food items presenting a valid state ID (good for up to four guests).

Tacos and Tequila Tuesday, Industry Night on Wednesdays and Thursday prime rib nights will certainly spice up the mundane, midweek blues.

Honoring our beloved kupuna, M.A.C. 24/7 presents a Senior Special of 15 percent off food items (guests must be 65 years and older).

Check out the restaurant’s website for upcoming holiday buffets and Thanksgiving meals to go, and also to make reservations. Halloween enthusiasts will no doubt rock out with the Halloween After Hours Buffet ($24) on Oct. 31 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Please with cheese

Marketing coordinator Mark Turina says the chef has a secret to ensure the cheeses’ heavenly ooze will last the entire the meal — meaning diners won’t have even one dry bite when consuming this moist sandwich.

Loco for local

Turina shares that a number of local sources band together in comprising this dish including, Meadow Gold heavy cream, Love’s Bakery bread and Ewa tomatoes.

Take a timeout

Sip on a tropical cocktail like this 1957 Blue Hawaii ($10) while you enjoy your meal.

Jive with sides

Tomato basil dipping sauce, that can also be ordered as a bowl of bisque, and side winder fries make for wonderful components to the main dish. Plus, add any soup to the meal for just $5 more.

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