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Longboards rolls out Mac Lethal-inspired wrap

Longboards’ new Mac Lethal-inspired wrap will be available at all three locations for two weeks.
Longboards’ new Mac Lethal-inspired wrap will be available at all three locations for two weeks. sgish@kcstar.com

Longboards Wraps & Bowls is famous for epic burrito-style wraps such as the Super A-Bomb: Turkey, chicken, hard-boiled egg, mozzarella, bacon, pico de gallo, lettuce and Ranch rolled up in a spinach tortilla.

But the locally owned chain might have outdone itself with its latest special, which was inspired by Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal.

The Mac 3-Cheese Lethal Wrap ($11.49) stuffs three-cheese macaroni, smoked brisket, bacon, chicken, turkey, egg, crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos and Sriracha aioli sauce into an oversized tortilla. The wrap is grilled until the outside is criss-crossed with char marks and the cheese inside is molten.

The special wrap is available for two weeks at all three Longboards locations (6269 North Oak Trafficway, 1173 W. Kansas St. in Liberty and 5415 Johnson Drive in Mission).

Longboards co-owner John Bailey says the smoked brisket in the Mac 3-Cheese Lethal Wrap represents Mac Lethal’s Kansas City roots, while the spicy Sriracha aioli and the Doritos make it “lethal.”

Bailey says the pancake-flipping rapper is a regular at Longboards’ Mission location, and has been known to rap for Longboards employees while waiting for his food. On Wednesday, Mac Lethal urged his Twitter followers to go to Longboards to try the Mac 3-Cheese Lethal Wrap.

Later that night, he went to Longboards in Mission and snapped a Facebook selfie while chowing down on the oversized wrap.

The Mac 3-Cheese Lethal Wrap was a hit with customers: Bailey said all three Longboards came close to selling out.

After I ordered one from the Mission location Wednesday afternoon, Bailey came by my table with a warning: “That’s two meals right there,” he said.

Longboards staffer Joshua Pamintuan added: “You’ll need a nap after that.”

Both were right. The wrap was delicious, but after barely finishing half of it, I needed 20 minutes of couch time before going on with my day. I loved the way the spicy Sriracha melded with the melty macaroni. And although I was unsure about the crushed Doritos, they added a nice salty crunch.

Sorry, New Year’s resolutions — you don’t stand a chance.

To read more about Longboards, check out my 913 dining column.

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