Citysearch Editorial Review.
Larkin Mackie of Eagle Rock’s soulful Larkin’s restaurant brings the ultimate mac-and-cheese shop to Downtown L.A.'s comfort-food craving nighthawks. The tiny storefront’s vertiginous black and white walls are hung with avant-garde macaroni art. Takeout’s mostly the name of the game here, but if you can’t wait for your cheese-oozing goodness there are some low, mod black seats available inside the tall window that looks out onto the historic Tower theater. Choose a size: Baby Mac ($5), Momma Mac ($10), Daddy Mac ($15) or Mac Daddy ($25). Noodle choices are regular or rice, with a base of cheese or soy. Add veggies ranging from collard greens to black olives, green onions, mushroom and tomato, or meats--bacon, ground beef, BBQ, chicken, tuna, hot links and veggie sausage. Top with cheese blend or spicy toasted walnuts. Watching your own special creation being made and cooked is half the fun; get it hot or to take-n-bake, and don’t forget mama’s homemade sweets like banana pudding and pecan pie.