Where you're at: Mo'Bowls is tucked into the strip of buildings near the corner where West Babcock Street turns into South 23rd Avenue. The mac n' cheese restaurant's neighbors are strip-mall staples: a cell phone repair shop, a nail and tanning salon, an auto parts store and an office supply chain. There's even a movie rental shop a few stores over. Inside the restaurant, there are big, overstuffed booths and soft lighting. The TV in the corner switches back and forth between a football game and a sitcom. Mo'Bowls began as two brothers running a late-night food truck, and added a storefront location to its operations in October 2018. 

What you're eating: Mo'Bowls serves way more than just mac and cheese (salads, rice bowls, wings, to name a few), but if I'm reviewing a place that became well-known for its killer comfort food, I thought I should try some of the basicsI ordered the Caprese mac and cheese, small shell pasta smothered with melty mozzarella, Parmesan, tomato, basil and a balsamic glaze. It's literally the second thing on the menu, underneath the original 4 cheese mac. Mo'Bowls giant comfy booths make the perfect spot for the short wait for food. 

How it tastes: I've had my fair share of out-of-the-box mac n' cheese. (Like, so, so much out-of-the-box mac n' cheese). Mo'Bowls is miles above that powdered-cheese malarkey. The small mountain of pasta that was given to me when the counter staff called my name smelled heavenly. Everything about this dish was good, but the tangy-sweet balsamic glaze was the metaphorical icing on the cake. The tomatoes and basil were both good additions to something that was already great. Mac and cheese is sort of like skiing or pizza — when it's bad, it's still pretty good. When it's good, it's really good. And when it's great, inexpensive, and open until 9 p.m. on most weekdays, it's Mo'Bowls.