Has it really been over ten years since the very first meeting of the Scottish Macaroni Appreciation Club (SMAC)? It has indeed and like us, we are happy to say SMAC is still going strong and organisers are getting ready to celebrate with an epic 10thbirthday bash at Sloans on Wednesday 28th June at 7pm.
The idea for SMAC was conceived back in 2013 as a bit of fun by a team of mac and cheese fanatics working for Sloans and went on to become a sell-out monthly event attracting people from all over the world during their visits to Glasgow.
The event is based around pledging allegiance to macaroni, digging into 4 different mac dishes then voting for the Mac Daddy.
Some of the best-loved dishes over the years have included the Philly Cheese Steak Mac, Salt & Chilli Mac, Tex Mex Mac, Loaded Fries Mac and Sloans legendary macaroni – the OG mac that Sloans is famous for.
There’s a plot twist – the Mystery Mac – a secret macaroni that’s unveiled on the night and not always for the faint of heart – Unicorn Mac, Blackforest Mac, Frogs Legs Mac, Monster Munch Mac and Crème Egg Mac being some of the concoctions that have graced the menu in the event’s ten-year history.
Rachel Farmer, Event Manager at Sloans, said: “SMAC has been going now for over ten years, proof that the people of Glasgow are serious about their macaroni cheese and a real testament to its enduring appeal as the ultimate feel-good food.
“Not many events can claim a ten-year run and we can’t wait to celebrate – we’re hoping to see regulars returning back from the very first night of SMAC and hopefully loads of new folk discovering what it’s all about too.”
“Tickets are going to go fast so set a reminder and get in quick – this one’s going to be something special.”
SMAC 10th Birthday Bash tickets are on sale now on www.itison.com for £20pp and include:
– A drink on arrival
– 4 unbelievably good macaroni’s to get stuck into, served up with fries
– Awesome party games, entertainment and prizes to be won!
The 10th Birthday Bash Menu
- Mac and Meatballs
One of the most loved macaroni’s from the very first SMAC
- Mac ‘n’ Party
Deliciously cheesey macaroni topped with all your kids’ classics – the ultimate party dish
- Sloans Legendary Mac
10 years on and still celebrating The OG mac that made Sloans famous
- Mystery Mac
And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get a discount card to take away that gives you a 20% discount on Sloans’ macaroni cheese for future visits.
SMAC is moving to a quarterly format where each event will be even bigger and better than ever before.
SMACFest – 30th August
Halloween SMAC – 25th October
Christmas SMAC – 6th December