The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Getting cheesy in Garden City is the new Mac & Melts, specializing in all manner of mac and cheese preparations as well as grilled cheese and other sandwich melts. Here, you order at the counter and your food will be brought to you when its ready.
Chef Stuart Brown, former chef-owner of Fork & Vine in Glen Head, features such menu items as an all-American mac made with American and Cheddar cheeses ($5.75 small; $9.50 large), a South Philly mac, with shaved beef, onions, peppers and mushrooms ($7.25; $11.50), a Margherita mac with mozzarella, tomato, basil and house-made pesto ($6.50; $10.75) a basic grilled cheese sandwich ($5.25), a PBNJ peanut butter, banana, Nutella, and grape jelly sandwich ($6.25) and a Cubano made with roasted pork and provolone ($8.25). Sides include Tater Tots, regular ($3.25) or sweet potato ($3.95). To wash it all down: house-made lemonade ($2.50).
Mac & Melts is situated in the same strip mall as Burlington Coats. Find it at 684 Stewart Ave., Garden City, 855-622-6358, macnmelts.com.