Miami's Best Macaroni and Cheese Dishes: Truffles, Lobster, Even Broccoli
|Macaroni and cheese: childhood favorite elevated to cult status.|
Though the classic mac 'n' cheese consists of elbow noodles and cheddar or American cheese sauce, there are so many variations -- topped with breadcrumbs, baked into individual mini casseroles, made with upscale ingredients such as truffle oil and lobster. Frankly, we love them all.
Here's a list of our top ten favorite mac 'n' cheese dishes, from classic to epic. All have one thing in common: bubbling, cheesy goodness that warms both heart and stomach.
The love child of mac 'n' cheese and potatoes au gratin, Mac Daddy Cheese Gratin ($7) is served as a side, but who are we kidding? We love it as a main dish. Two traditional calorie- and cheese-laden substances combine in a flash of genius to give us a dose of carbs and comfort. Now all we need is a soft pillow and a fleece blankie.
|Purple People Eatery|
Your mom always told you to eat your broccoli, so here's something to finally make you love veggies. The Purple People Eatery food truck's Mac 'n' Jack ($5) comes with three cheeses -- Monterey jack, sharp cheddar, and Gouda -- and broccoli. Add bacon for $2, and you have all of your food groups covered -- cheese, noodle, piggy goodness, and veggies.