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Macaroni and Cheese?

traceym Aug 31, 2006 04:16 AM

I was wondering if anyone has any reco's for a good place to find macaroni and cheese (homestyle/comfort food type)?

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    traceym Sep 3, 2006 05:56 AM

    Thanks everyone, looks like I have a lot of eating to do! I'll be sure to report back! (Craig, I actually made a special trip to Aunties and Uncles last year to try it, but they were all closed up...do you know if they go away for the winter?)

    I'm with you all on Fran's...disappointing. And for Top of the Senator's let's not even talk about it sniff-sniff.

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      Craig Aug 31, 2006 07:27 PM

      Haven't tried it myself, but the mac & cheese at the Avenue Open Kitchen (little street off the west side of Spadina, south of Richmond) is very popular here at the office, at least when people are looking for comfort food. Very low end, though -- if you want gourmet, see great suggestions above!

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        ach Sep 1, 2006 04:34 PM

        The Mac and Cheese at Rebel House is deliciuos. Haven't been there in awhile, but Aunties and Unbles used to have a good Mac & Cheese too.

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        bogie Aug 31, 2006 07:18 PM

        How about this from Lola Steak Bistro on Yonge, south of Eg:

        Tenderloin Truffle Macaroni & Cheese-
        Medallions of tenderloin, asparagus, smoked gruyere, truffle essence, white wine,mac & cheese.

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          jen2202 Aug 31, 2006 05:40 PM

          i had mac n cheese at frans...it was pretty good, not the best but i would have it again!

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            artificialard Aug 31, 2006 09:36 PM

            I had hopes for the Mac and Cheese at Frans but like most of their dishes and service it seems to have declined since it's homey inception.

            It's gooey but lacks cheese tastes and ends up being a little gummy and not very flavorful.

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            2 cents Aug 31, 2006 04:52 PM

            Rebel House on Yonge near Rosedale Station.

            1. westhead74 Aug 31, 2006 01:02 PM

              Haven't tried it but Weezie's on King East at Power has a baked mac n' cheese variation.

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                faijay Aug 31, 2006 12:14 PM

                I used to like the mac and cheese at the Senator, but I have not been there for a long time, so I don't know if they still make it.They used fusilli instead of maccaroni, as I recall.

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                  Webdude Aug 31, 2006 02:51 PM

                  Can't be sure, but I seem to recall hearing that the Senator had closed, or at least morphed into something else, not long ago.

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                    TOfoodie Aug 31, 2006 03:02 PM

                    The Top of the Senator is gone, but I think the diner is still there...

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                    mainja Aug 31, 2006 04:29 PM

                    the mac and cheese at the Senator is divine. It's a different cheese at lunch than at dinner. We had dinner. It's not as strong a cheese at lunch I think. It's fabulous, but not what I would think of as 'homestyle' mac and cheese, no breadcrumb crust or anything, just pasta with a phenominal cheese sauce.

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                      thenurse Aug 31, 2006 08:15 PM

                      I go in there every day for coffee and overheard them talking about a location (relocation?) on Church, across from the Beer Store. I didn't clarify with them, partially because I'm in denial that they're moving, and partially because I was eavesdropping. They do still have the mac and cheese on the menu.

                    2. TorontoJo Aug 31, 2006 11:41 AM

                      I love the mac and cheese at Oliver and Bonacini (I know, I know) at Bayview Village Mall. It's made with goat cheese and white cheddar and has bit of chicken in it. Great comfort food.

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