7 Mac ‘n’ Cheeses to Eat this Month

7 Mac ‘n’ Cheeses to Eat this Month Macaroni and cheese is the perfect winter comfort food By Dan Clapson November 18, 2014 Janice Beaton’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a cheesy option at Farm. Photo courtesy Farm restaurant Skip the packaged, bright orange and processed version of this comfort food…

7 Mac ‘n’ Cheeses to Eat this Month

Macaroni and cheese is the perfect winter comfort food

Janice Beaton’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a cheesy option at Farm.

Photo courtesy Farm restaurant

Skip the packaged, bright orange and processed version of this comfort food and head to one of these establishments around Calgary to discover what real macaroni and cheese should taste like.

4th Spot Kitchen and Bar This Ain’t No Store Bought Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The name says it all. Spicy Italian sausage kicks this pasta up a notch. It’s topped with parmesan and panko and then baked to bubbly, gooey perfection.

(2620 4 St. N.W., 403-984-3474, 4thspot.com, @4thspotyyc)

Blink Grizzly Gouda Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Local gouda makes an appearance in this comforting plate of food on Stephen Avenue. It’s topped with an almond and herb crumble and served with a spring greens salad so you don’t have to feel too bad about the caloric intake with this one.

(111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330, blinkcalgary.com, @blinkrestaurant)

The Block Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Gruyre and white cheddar are a nice enough combination in this creamy pasta dish, but if you’re looking for a little extra indulgence, then tack on some braised pork belly or lobster to your order.

(2411 4 St. N.W., 403-282-1339, eatdrinkblock.com, @blockyyc)

Bookers Crab Shack Jalapeno Mac ‘n’ Cheese

A little spice makes everything nice. If you like a little heat, make sure to grab a side order of this variation on the classic to go along with your barbecue meal here at Bookers.

(316 3 St. S.E., 403-264-6419, bookersbbq.com, @bookersbbq)

Farm Janice’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese

You can’t talk macaroni in this town without including Janice Beaton’s dish at Farm. Creamy and appropriately cheesy, with a blend of some of her top notches cheese from the adjoining shop next-door, this is a perfectly rich way to warm up after coming in from the cold.

(1006 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-2276, farm-restaurant.com, @farm_restaurant)

The Loop Blue Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The punch of blue cheese may not be for everyone, but if you’ve got an unabashed love for it, then you’ll appreciate the tangy spin on the standard cheesy noodles.

(2015 33 Ave. S.W., 587-350-3983, theloopcalgary.com, @theloopyyc)

National Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese

Noodles generously coated in a classic mornay sauce (bechamel with parmesan and gruyre) make for a good choice for any young ones dining with you (the Westhills location is especially family-friendly). For a more grown-up version of the dish, opt to add the short rib and oxtail ragu on top!

(various locations, ntnl.ca, @NTNL8, @NTNL10, @NTNL17, @NTNLWesthills)

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