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wowwow Oct 9, 2007 06:10 PM

What makes it the best. . super rich and creamy.

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  1. doona RE: wowwow Oct 11, 2007 12:21 PM

    Essex!

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      skooldya1 RE: wowwow Oct 14, 2007 02:33 PM

      I don't know if it's the best but I had excellent baked mac and cheese with a variety of cheeses at NoLita House...but I'm no mac and cheese expert, I still love velveeta out of the box

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        ratatosk RE: wowwow Oct 14, 2007 10:49 PM

        It doesn't meet the poster's description of "super rich and creamy", but I just recently had the "Macaroni pie" at Ali's Roti on Flatbush, and I thought it was excellent stuff. It was served in room-temperature squares that were so densely packed that you could pick them up and eat them with your hands. A nice cheesy baked crust on top that was thin enough not to be leathery, and a sort of eggy cheesiness that washes out from the pasta as you chew... pretty great stuff. Vaguely reminiscent of some of the really great mac 'n' cheese you find down South, or in Texas: soulful stuff. And the roti's not bad, either (especially if you ask for plenty of hot sauce).

        1. kcijones001 RE: wowwow Oct 17, 2007 12:18 PM

          Blue Smoke rocks the mac and cheese!

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            Tay RE: wowwow Oct 17, 2007 12:31 PM

            wowwow
            You might enjoy this site which lists what the author refers to as the NY's top places for Mac and Cheese. It generated so much debate that there was a followup with additional places. I hope you find it interesting.:-}

            http://gridskipper.com/travel/new-yor...

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              brendastarlet RE: Tay Oct 19, 2007 01:52 PM

              I'm glad you posted the Gridskipper map. I tried the Artisanal mac and cheese and it was amazing, very rich. Not your traditional crust on top kind, though.

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                Tay RE: brendastarlet Dec 16, 2007 03:22 PM

                Brendastarlet
                I'm glad you found one that you liked.:-} I think my dream job would be to eat my way through all the Mac 'n cheese reccs. Of course, I'd be the size of Delaware, but it would be a fun journey

            2. bosun RE: wowwow Oct 18, 2007 11:06 AM

              Pies - N - Thighs, Williamsburg, BK. Their mac and cheese is to die for, but they do serve it with hot sauce so tell them to hold it if that's not your thing.

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                jackieparis RE: bosun Nov 1, 2007 05:42 PM

                My fiance swears by the Mac and Cheese at Dumont Burger in Williamburg.

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                dagmar RE: wowwow Nov 6, 2007 10:23 AM

                Chat n Chew

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                  yippee1999 RE: wowwow Nov 6, 2007 12:02 PM

                  I like the mac and cheese at City Bakery. The cream is never soupy, the mac is never dry, and it has a nice sorta crispy cheese layer on top...

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                    CornflakeGirl RE: wowwow Nov 9, 2007 02:59 PM

                    Lately I've been loving the mac and cheese at Casellula.

                     
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                      bouffe RE: wowwow Nov 10, 2007 05:29 PM

                      Little Giant on Orchard in the LES (comes with bacon). Dumont/Dumont Burger has a pretty decent mac n' cheese but I prefer Little Giant's.

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                        JS0720 RE: bouffe Nov 18, 2007 07:28 AM

                        IMHO, I love every single thing about Little Giant, but their mac and cheese almost made me not go back after the first time I had it. I just resolved never to order it again. I'm trying to remember why I had such a visceral reaction... maybe the crust was burnt? Stick to the biscuits there.

                        If you're in the LES, Schiller's makes a great version also with bacon (the thick slab variety). A little noisier than Little Giant, but it's a sacrifice...

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                          bouffe RE: JS0720 Nov 20, 2007 07:57 AM

                          Hrm strange. Where you there recently? Over the past month I think they have changed the kitchen staff or maybe I had one too many and thought it was amazing.

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                            CornflakeGirl RE: bouffe Nov 20, 2007 03:15 PM

                            We were there for the first time a couple of weeks ago and thought everything was mediocre at best. It's a shame because we liked the space. The food was just okay. Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert was pretty good though.

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                              JS0720 RE: CornflakeGirl Nov 24, 2007 08:27 AM

                              Yeah I've been back to LG many times, but never felt brave enough to give it a second chance since I think everything on their menu is so amazing... the chicken liver pate has appeared in my dreams. But, next time I'm there I'll rally the troops and see if they were just having an off night that first time.

                      2. doona RE: wowwow Nov 12, 2007 12:38 PM

                        Also went to Loft the other week. And although it was probably the only good thing on the menu, the mac with truffles was great.

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                          macncheesy RE: wowwow Nov 21, 2007 05:56 AM

                          Given my login name I feel obliged to reply. My 3 favorites are Westville, Schiller's, and DuMont. I'm happy reading this post - now I have some new places to try!

                          1. saharasarah RE: wowwow Nov 23, 2007 06:24 PM

                            The mac and cheese at Hudson Cafeteria is awesome.

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                              songsabouttrains RE: wowwow Dec 16, 2007 03:17 PM

                              For Brooklyn mac and cheese, the Caribbean places in Lefferts Gardens and Crown Heights are fantastic. Some of them call it "macaroni pie."

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                                Tay RE: songsabouttrains Dec 16, 2007 03:24 PM

                                They make a tasty version in those places, but a bit dry

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