Delilah’s Mac & Cheese: Oprah Was Wrong
A recent visit to Reading Terminal in Philadelphia brought me to sampling some special macaroni & cheese. Well special is a bit of a stretch, but Oprah disciples everywhere will probably disagree. See, the only thing that compelled me to try the mac & cheese at Delilah’s was Oprah. This mac & cheese was voted “Best in the Country” by Oprah Winfrey in 2003. This is their claim to fame. An endorsement from Oprah. Well I had it and it wasn’t that special. And seriously, it’s $4.00 for the small portion!!! I’m sure suckers like me always seek out this mac & cheese because of what Oprah said. So $4.00 will be spent regardless.
The mac & cheese is made with 7 types of cheese, (sharp yellow Cheddar, extra sharp white Cheddar, mozzarella, Asiago, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Muenster). You would think that with all this cheese, the dish would be really cheesy. It wasn’t. It was actually pretty dry and bland. Probably packed with well over 1000 calories for a small but surprisingly lacked the richness I was expecting. Even adding some crumbles of cornbread (my patented move) did little to impress me. I’m thinking Oprah and Delilah are just good friends or maybe I got a bad batch. Honestly though, it wasn’t horrible but I was hoping for something better.
So I’ve got some questions for the GrubGrade readers… What’s the best mac & cheese you’ve ever had? What makes a good batch of mac & cheese? Have you had Delilah’s Mac & Cheese? Are you an Oprah disciple?
Note: I was contacted by Oprah’s people and they demanded “Oprah” be in bold throughout the article.