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…

The Laundry (Fenton, MI)

~ Mac-n-Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have to say, I thought the bowl and saucer format was pretty cute.  The mac & cheese, on the other hand, looked oily and insipid. Flavor: ⭐️  I was shocked by the lack of flavor in this mac. Seriously, it tasted like buttered pasta. Creaminess: ⭐️ Clumpy and dry. The only…

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…

Microwavable Mug Mac & Cheese

~ DIY Mug Mac ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Preface: This review will be a bit different, in all the best ways of course. As suggested by a lovely reader,  I tried out a microwavable mug mac & cheese recipe (get excited, you can try this at home)! This particular recipe is a hybrid of several that…