Blue Tractor (Ann Arbor, MI)

– “Mac & Blue” –

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The original presentation was very appealing, I had already mixed it in a bit when this particular photo was taken. This “Mac and Bleu” is a blue cheese mac and cheese that comes with smoked chicken on top; very appetizing upon first impression of said dish.

Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The blue cheese definitely gives this plate a bold kick of flavor, as does the smoked chicken. The smoky taste mixed with the sharp essence of the blue cheese makes this macaroni far from bland, but not bold to the point where you’re like “holy shit”. I think the creamier sauce on it is cheddar, so you also don’t lose the essence of O.G. mac.

Creaminess: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As you may be able to see in the photo, there is a creamier cheese sauce in addition to the blue cheese, which makes for a nice blend of creaminess with the crunch of some bread crumbs on top. This blend is very enjoyable, I would say.

Cheesiness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Very cheesy, but usually not overly so; the cream sauce keeps this dish grounded.

Overall Experience: 
I would personally recommend this dish. If you are not a huge blue cheese supporter, do not fear, it really makes this mac and cheese what it is without making you gag. The blend of textures and different flavors makes it a force to be reckoned with, and I would even say it is one of my favorites in Ann Arbor. Very filling, FYI; if you’re looking to have dessert after dinner, plan on boxing up a good portion of the macaroni for sure. It is also one of the dishes that Blue Tractor is known for, so you know it’s gotta be pretty good.

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