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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Investigative journalist uncovers seedy underworld of mac-and-cheese, from $4 "cheezy" noodles to $22 baked farmhouse cheddar and bacon macaroni. Farking kraftheads   (sltrib.com) divider line
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2007-10-24 01:38:17 PM  
I do love me some homemade mac & cheese.

/Crowley or Cabot ftw
 
2007-10-24 01:43:56 PM  
More like kraftwerk...
 
2007-10-24 02:06:43 PM  
Chat 'n' Chew on W. 16th in Manhattan off Union Square. Very nice mac & cheese.
 
2007-10-24 02:13:31 PM  
Nothing like a store brand box of mac n cheese with the cheapest hotdogs available. At least that is how I got through college.
 
2007-10-24 02:47:04 PM  
If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
Oh, but we would! In fact I think we'd eat more of it!

/dreaming of exotic dijon ketchups on my KD
 
2007-10-24 04:17:41 PM  
Mother's Bistro here in Portland had an AMAZING white cheddar macaroni and apple sausage lunch that was to-die-for.
 
2007-10-24 04:18:31 PM  
Duude. Help a brother out. I need to score some cheddar and noodles, man.
 
2007-10-24 04:19:30 PM  
oh, dey-oten oten day, oh, dey-oh den tay--A! (repeat)

Fattening up our tapeworm!


/misses KITH reruns
 
2007-10-24 04:19:48 PM  
i've eaten so much KD in my life i actually ejaculate orange powder
 
2007-10-24 04:20:14 PM  
hope they don't turn into $5 mac-whores

/yeah thats all i got
 
2007-10-24 04:20:30 PM  
Fettucine Alfredo is like Macaroni and Cheese for ADULTS.
/RIP, Mitch.
 
2007-10-24 04:20:30 PM  
Tom_Slick: Nothing like a store brand box of mac n cheese with the cheapest hotdogs available. At least that is how I got through college.

Me too. I just got a taste flashback.
 
2007-10-24 04:21:03 PM  
madcharlie
I do love me some homemade mac & cheese.


Wasn't Crowley Cheese the company that was featured on Dirty Jobs one time?
 
2007-10-24 04:22:04 PM  
hammbone: oh, dey-oten oten day, oh, dey-oh den tay--A! (repeat)

Fattening up our tapeworm!


/misses KITH reruns


Ready for the second course?

/me too, but it's out on DVD
 
2007-10-24 04:22:19 PM  
The orange powder is LIFE!
 
2007-10-24 04:22:29 PM  
mobombhead: Tom_Slick: Nothing like a store brand box of mac n cheese with the cheapest hotdogs available. At least that is how I got through college.

Me too. I just got a taste flashback.


Corn King hotdogs. $0.59/pack in 1985 on sale. Mmmmmm, cereal filler. Aldi had some off-brand Mac and cheese for $0.19/box in bulk.
 
2007-10-24 04:22:58 PM  
lokidecat: Mother's Bistro here in Portland had an AMAZING white cheddar macaroni and apple sausage lunch that was to-die-for.

Le Bistro Montage (pops) under the Morrison Bridge. Some of the best mac & cheese I've had. I swear by their spicy mac.
 
2007-10-24 04:24:10 PM  
For Detroit-area Farkers, try Zingerman's in Ann Arbor or Slow's BBQ in Corktown for some really good Mac n Cheese

/nothing better than leftover Kraft the next day
 
2007-10-24 04:24:34 PM  
The best is President's Choice mac + cheese. I honestly couldn't live without it.
 
2007-10-24 04:24:40 PM  
In a pinch, I'll through together some elbows and a package of Green Giant frozen brocolli in cheese sauce.

/doctor as you will, great emergency dinner.
 
2007-10-24 04:24:48 PM  
It's Salt Lake City fer Christ's sake!

With a whole city full of Mormons, there's no crime, no drinking, and no cheating, so once you get through the births/deaths part of the paper, what else are you going to write about to fill all that blank page space?

Oh, how about an article on Mac n' cheese?
 
2007-10-24 04:27:30 PM  
Pretty much anywhere I go if I see macaroni and cheese on the menu, I'll order it. Love the stuff and love trying all the different takes on it.
 
2007-10-24 04:28:23 PM  
Smith and Wollensky in Vegas has an awesome truffle, mac and cheese. Either that or I was drunk or high, or both.

Or was I?
 
2007-10-24 04:28:25 PM  
Texas with a Dollarsign: lokidecat: Mother's Bistro here in Portland had an AMAZING white cheddar macaroni and apple sausage lunch that was to-die-for.

Le Bistro Montage (pops) under the Morrison Bridge. Some of the best mac & cheese I've had. I swear by their spicy mac.


Funny you mentioned Mother's...visited Portland last July and walked past the building. Thanks for the tips. Will have to visit them when I attend next year's OSCON. (new window)
 
2007-10-24 04:29:06 PM  
cefm: It's Salt Lake City fer Christ's sake!

With a whole city full of Mormons, there's no crime, no drinking, and no cheating, so once you get through the births/deaths part of the paper, what else are you going to write about to fill all that blank page space?

Oh, how about an article on Mac n' cheese?


And don't forget that green Jell-O crap... It must be part of the religion.
 
2007-10-24 04:29:32 PM  
The spiral noodles are where it's at. Sometimes shells.
 
2007-10-24 04:32:04 PM  
TXEric: cefm: It's Salt Lake City fer Christ's sake!

With a whole city full of Mormons, there's no crime, no drinking, and no cheating, so once you get through the births/deaths part of the paper, what else are you going to write about to fill all that blank page space?

Oh, how about an article on Mac n' cheese?

And don't forget that green Jell-O crap... It must be part of the religion.


Don't they also like glueing macaroni to egg cartons?
 
2007-10-24 04:33:26 PM  
I went to a poorly attended outdoor festival and went home with a free CRATE of Kraft Mac'n'Cheese -- 24 packets. Needless to say, I can never eat that stuff again.
 
2007-10-24 04:33:55 PM  
Pfft, there's lots of stuff in SLC!
There's the School Vouchers vote, where we give rich people money to take their kids out of public school..
There's the Mayoral race; who will replace Rocky Anderson, the blue dot in a sea of red that started a riot when George Bush came to town...

/ that's all I've got
// It's not the religion, it's that we are the #1 Prozac Consumers in the U S.
 
2007-10-24 04:34:13 PM  
You people might laugh but I love KFC's mac and cheese Boston Market is a close second
 
2007-10-24 04:34:17 PM  
Can't believe no one has put up the truffle mac link... here ya go
Link (new window)
 
2007-10-24 04:34:26 PM  
2 'family size' boxes of Annie's Mac and Cheese. Add a bit more milk, and 1/2 block of sharp cheddar to the cheese mix. Fry up a pound of hamburger, and throw in half a bag of edamame. When its all done, mix and serve.
 
2007-10-24 04:34:29 PM  
Gestalt: I went to a poorly attended outdoor festival and went home with a free CRATE of Kraft Mac'n'Cheese -- 24 packets. Needless to say, I can never eat that stuff again.

The point of the article is that pretty much everybody does it better than Kraft.
 
2007-10-24 04:35:41 PM  
I submitted this with a cheesier headline.
 
2007-10-24 04:36:36 PM  
Mom used to take me to Newberry's for lunch, which was a whole covered, steaming plate of mac n' cheese from the cafeteria.

Good times. Mom and Newberry's are now dead.
 
2007-10-24 04:37:41 PM  
Mac and Cheese with bacon mixed in??? I feel like I have been given a new purpose to my life.
 
2007-10-24 04:38:05 PM  
Kraft Spirals with ketchup and weed = heaven.

/smoke the weed, don't put it on the KD
//funny story, my brother was drunk and decided to make KD with beer instead of water, and sprinkle chewing tobacco as a garnish. Ya, nobody ate it.
 
2007-10-24 04:38:07 PM  
My mom makes the best mac and cheese. Tons of old cheddar and some bacon, topped with bread crumbs and more old cheddar.

I think I may whip up a batch tonight. Meatloaf and mac n' cheese, best comfort food of all time
 
2007-10-24 04:38:41 PM  
I took my gf to a really nice restaurant for our anniversary once. She ordered a $50 bowl of Mac N' Cheese.

We went to McDonalds for our anniversary last year.
 
2007-10-24 04:39:17 PM  
Nightsweat: mobombhead: Tom_Slick: Nothing like a store brand box of mac n cheese with the cheapest hotdogs available. At least that is how I got through college.

Me too. I just got a taste flashback.

Corn King hotdogs. $0.59/pack in 1985 on sale. Mmmmmm, cereal filler. Aldi had some off-brand Mac and cheese for $0.19/box in bulk.


I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one on a powdered cheese diet. When I was feeling rich I would buy the 89 cent box of pasta roni.
 
2007-10-24 04:39:31 PM  
Maestros in Crystal Cove area of Newport Beach off of PCH has a Mac and cheese made with a blue cheese that is to die for. I think it's Roquefort and something like Kaseri cheese which is the hard, white Greek cheese but they won't tell you what's in it.
 
2007-10-24 04:41:43 PM  
OscarTamerz: Maestros in Crystal Cove area of Newport Beach off of PCH has a Mac and cheese made with a blue cheese that is to die for. I think it's Roquefort and something like Kaseri cheese which is the hard, white Greek cheese but they won't tell you what's in it.

That's not a good thing.
 
2007-10-24 04:41:51 PM  
Russ1642: The point of the article is that pretty much everybody does it better than Kraft.

I'd be pretty disappointed (and have been in the past) if I paid >$5 for mac'n'cheese at a restaurant that WASN'T better than Kraft, which can be bought and prepared (all ingredients) for

1. Mac'n'cheese - noodles and some cheezy sauce... basic and satisfying, but not going to impress anyone

2. Baked Macaroni and Cheese - my mom made this... more complicated with significantly better results. Most of what was mentioned in the article was this.

I love both of them, but always mix real cheese, some wine, and usually garlic into the M'n'C. We call it "Gourmet."
 
2007-10-24 04:42:29 PM  
they've got a pretty mean mac & cheese at cracker barrel. the hashbrown casserole is pretty good too, but our family recipe is way better which we'll be having for teh thanksgivings. ah, thanksgivin': a fat hunk of tasty bird with starches as far as the eye can see! *tear*
 
2007-10-24 04:42:58 PM  
MissMalice: My mom makes the best mac and cheese. Tons of old cheddar and some bacon, topped with bread crumbs and more old cheddar.

I think I may whip up a batch tonight. Meatloaf and mac n' cheese, best comfort food of all time


Oh God... So hungry...

I could live on meat loaf (I make several varieties), as well as salmon patties (with that cheap canned salmon, no less).

/Wifey hates meat loaf.
//Huuurrrrrr...
 
2007-10-24 04:44:22 PM  
Some good ol' homebaked macaroni and cheese is right up there with bacon on the "Foods I'd Dropkick Your Goddamned Momma For" list.
 
2007-10-24 04:47:28 PM  
Annie's pasta to make at home is excellent. I throw chorizo in with it and presto, a great dinner with no effort!
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/and I oughta know about cheese...I'm a cheesehead from 'sconsin
 
2007-10-24 04:47:29 PM  
Gulper Eel: Chat 'n' Chew on W. 16th in Manhattan off Union Square. Very nice mac & cheese.

Well if you're that close you should just cross the bridge into Williamsberg and go to Dumont for the Dumac'n'cheese.

Baked with cheddar, gruyere and parmesan, can be ordered with chopped bacon in the mix. Simply awesome. Puts the C&C to shame.
 
2007-10-24 04:49:28 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend: If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
Oh, but we would! In fact I think we'd eat more of it!

/dreaming of exotic dijon ketchups on my KD


I came in here just to say that.

/Mmmm, dijon ketchup!
 
2007-10-24 04:49:45 PM  
TXEric: MissMalice: My mom makes the best mac and cheese. Tons of old cheddar and some bacon, topped with bread crumbs and more old cheddar.

I think I may whip up a batch tonight. Meatloaf and mac n' cheese, best comfort food of all time

Oh God... So hungry...

I could live on meat loaf (I make several varieties), as well as salmon patties (with that cheap canned salmon, no less).

/Wifey hates meat loaf.
//Huuurrrrrr...



I maybe make a meatloaf twice a year, mostly because mine is never as good as moms. My man hates the shiat too so that puts a damper on cooking it for him.
mmmmm salmon patties.. now I want both tonight.


bastard
 
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