Social Kitchen & Brewery (San Francisco, CA)

  ~ Original Truffle Mac & Cheese ~ Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mouthwatering. There’s an artful pop of color in this dish that’s always a bonus, as is the classic cast-iron skillet. Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With a mouth still full of my first bite of piping hot mac & cheese, I exclaimed, “Oh my God, this is so good.”…

Lansing Brewing Company (Lansing, MI)

  ~ S’MAC DADDY ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Very interesting! I can safely say that I have never encountered a pesto mac and cheese, or any mac that looked less like a mac – in the best way, of course.  Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Let me reiterate: interesting. I definitely did not anticipate the pesto and cheese flavors blending…

Haymaker Public House (Ann Arbor, MI)

~ Firehouse Mac & Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I knew that this mac would be a winner at first sight – just look at the artful sprinkling of parsley across the top. Combined with the brioche breadcrumbs and cavatappi pasta, it’s a handsome entrée. Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  In-cre-di-ble. I would venture that the best part of this…

Grizzly Peak (Ann Arbor, MI)

~ Truffled Mac + Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Awesome! The cast iron dish is a cute touch; as for the mac itself, I couldn’t wait to dig in. Note: I tried the side instead of the entrée, so ~results may vary~. Flavor: ⭐️⭐️  For a truffled mac & cheese, I can definitely say I expected more flavor…

Frankenmuth Brewery (Frankenmuth, MI)

~ Mac N’ Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nice! The wide black plate is a nice detail that provides an aesthetic contrast with the paler cheese sauce. Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2  The flavor was tough to pin down; overall, it was good, but the aftertaste was noticeably buttery. In tandem with the Ritz Cracker topping, the butteriness wasn’t…