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PHIL Jul 19, 2001 02:45 AM

Who makes the best macaroni and cheese?

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    muhlyssa RE: PHIL Jul 19, 2001 08:59 AM

    I very much like the Mac and Cheese at Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch in Marina del Rey. They use real cheddar instead of the processed american cheese food.

    4325 Glencoe Avenue,
    Marina Del Rey, CA. / (310) 578-1005

    Any place that considers Mac and Cheese a vegetable is ok in my book! (Dinner entrees come with a choice of two vegetables and M&C is one of the choices).

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      Samo RE: muhlyssa Jul 19, 2001 11:02 AM

      My vote goes to the Broadway Deli, in Santa Monica, at the corner of Third Street and Broadway.

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        Rafi RE: Samo Jul 19, 2001 12:17 PM

        I may get flamed for this, but I think the mac and cheese and Koo Koo Roo is worth a try...

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          Mike Kilgore RE: Rafi Jul 19, 2001 02:08 PM

          I have had it at all the places listed, and I like all of them. The hounds sure can be relied on to hone in on the best and worst of the field.

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            Huh? RE: Mike Kilgore Jul 19, 2001 04:42 PM

            Worst has got to be KFC...

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              Sheryl RE: Huh? Jul 19, 2001 06:50 PM

              Greenblatt's deli. It's got a thick layer of cheddar on top that really bubbles and gets crusty if you get the mac 'n cheese to go and heat it up at home. Run it under the broiler...mmmmmm

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      Jennifer W. RE: PHIL Jul 19, 2001 01:08 PM

      Roscoe's. Their's is buttery and cheesy and the macaroni at the top has that perfect, slightly browned top...

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        SusanB RE: Jennifer W. Jul 20, 2001 04:53 PM

        I'll second that!

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        joea RE: PHIL Jul 19, 2001 01:53 PM

        I never was a fan of mac-n-cheese, until someone offered me a bite of theirs at the Cadillac Cafe. I think it's a 3 cheese type, with a little crust on top. served with a sprig of broccoli.

        1/2 order is plenty.

        This is one of my favorite restaurants here in Los Angeles.

        Link: http://www.cadillaccafe.com/

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          bELAFKIH RE: PHIL Jul 19, 2001 03:05 PM

          I second both Aunt Kizzys (drowning in hot sauce) and Koo Koo Roo (drowing in their salsa)...i dunno...i liked my mac and cheese "kicked up a notch". mmm..i think i'm going to go to the sunday brunch at kizzys.... :-)

          Luckily they are both 5 minutes from me....and next door to each other to boot!

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            2chez mike RE: PHIL Jul 19, 2001 06:13 PM

            The deli in Mayfair Market.

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              jerome RE: PHIL Jul 20, 2001 03:40 PM

              Whenever I'm with a group that ends up at Kate Matilini's, I always get the macaroni and cheese, and while it's way overpriced, I think it's one of the better things on the menu.

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                Gina Coddington RE: PHIL Jul 23, 2001 04:56 PM

                Believe it or not... The Ritz Carlton!

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                  Catherine RE: PHIL Jul 25, 2001 04:38 PM

                  I don't really think of macaroni and cheese as something you get out -- it's so easy and inexpensive to make at home, and SOO much better. I got so spoiled as a child eating my mother's homemade, that I don't even bother getting it out. It won't compare.

                  That said, here's my recipe, NOT for the calorie or cholesterol conscious. :)

                  1 1/4 c. elbow macaroni
                  1/2-2/3 # shredded SHARP cheddar cheese
                  1/3 stick butter
                  1 c. milk
                  1 egg

                  Cook macaroni for 5 minutes in salted water. Place half the cooked macaroni in greased Pyrex dish and cover with half the cheese and pats of butter. Salt and generously sprinkle cayenne pepper. Add the remaining macaroni then cheese. Beat the milk and egg together and pour over layered dish. Salt the top, and sprinkle liberally with cayenne. Cook at 350 for 45 minutes.

                  Depending on the size and shape of your dish, you may need to adjust amounts of milk, cheese, and egg. I usually use a good bit more cheese 1/2 #, making it especially fattening. The recipe doubles, triples easily!

                  Blue skies,

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                    LBQT RE: Catherine Jul 26, 2001 06:34 PM

                    When my kids were little, I dutifully made them homemade macaroni and cheese, with good cheese, real milk and butter, etc. The little darlings took a taste and requested that next time we have the "good stuff in the blue box".

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                      Kit H. RE: LBQT Jul 26, 2001 08:58 PM

                      I chuckled when I read how your children wanted the "good macaroni". I used to make baked beans from scratch with a recipe from my grandmother (a Bostonian) and one day I didn't have time so I opened a can, doctored it up a little and everyone said it was just as good as the ones I made...so that was the end of all that effort I used to make.:-)

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                    KPS RE: PHIL Aug 1, 2001 03:00 PM

                    Not a big fan myself, but everyone I have entertained at the Buffalo Club (on Pico in SM) says theirs is the best they have ever had.........

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