Zingerman’s Roadhouse (Ann Arbor, MI)

– “Roadhouse Macaroni & Cheese” –

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Okay, so I got the small size mac; I wasn’t hungry, quite a pity. Unfortunately for me, getting a large seemed to be beneficial (Nick got the large so I was able to assess this). The large comes in a bowl, so it not only looks better, but also stays warmer/creamier longer. That being said, I would probably give it a better presentation score as a large than a small, but it’s still quite a looker either way.

Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
Exquisite, really. Zingerman’s Roadhouse uses Cabot cheddar in their classic mac, which they also caramelize, as you can see in the photo. Throw in some béchamel sauce, and there’s a ~tremendous~ amount of flavor in this dish.

Creaminess: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
For a dish that has béchamel sauce, I was underwhelmed with the creaminess. Again, getting the large bowl seems to improve that issue, so take this rating with a grain of salt. Still, it wasn’t bad at all.

Cheesiness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Zingerman’s is one cheese-savvy eatery. I really appreciate that they use cheeses that are a little less mainstream for all of their macs, so they truly stand out to your tastebuds. THAT, friends, is how you make a dish memorable. 

Overall Experience: 
I would 100% recommend ordering a large mac, you won’t regret it (plus, possible leftovers). All of the macaroni and cheese dishes on the Zingerman’s menu stand out of a crowd. Not only are the cheeses unique, but the pasta is “Martelli” maccheroni (a brand from Tuscany), perfectly zany. Overall, touches such as these make for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. 

Menu Link: http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/menus/

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