Homeroom: New mac & cheese restaurant with a middle school vibe in Oakland
Homeroom's a mac & cheese restaurant with a unique vibe. That is, the decor brings customers back to middle school and high school homeroom, which is only appropriate, considering the love most kids bear for mac & cheese. The San Francisco Chronicle has the story:
" 'Homeroom' is so evocative of all the really fun things from childhood," said Wade, 30, one recent Tuesday while sitting at a communal table made from repurposed high school bleachers.
"You know, passing notes in class and laughing with friends and eating mac 'n' cheese and pizza and Tater Tots," added Arevalo, 32. "I used to eat them all smooshed together."
While a pizza-mac-tot isn't on the menu, the offerings do include plenty of lunchroom favorites - with a Northern Californian twist.
The 10 versions of macaroni and cheese feature local artisan products, like the Mac the Goat with Cypress Grove chevre and green onions; and Trailer Mac with Niman Ranch hot dogs and cheddar. Also on tap are postgrad favorites: local craft beers and wine.