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Who has best mac 'n cheese in Mont/Chester Counties?

jayellobee Apr 6, 2008 07:30 AM

Ideally I'm looking for takeout mac and cheese. We're having a party for families (kids and adults) I'd like to have mac and cheese in a crock pot. I've never been successful in making it myself. Any suggestions on where I could get some good stuff to go?

Since I brought this up I'll post my vote for the best mac and cheese I've had... not the takeout I'm looking for but fabulous. The Capital Grille downtown has a 'Lobster Mac n Cheese' that is out of this world.


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  1. mschow RE: jayellobee Apr 6, 2008 11:06 AM

    I haven't had any excellent mac and cheese takeout, but this recipe from Patti Labelle is really delicious. You can google if you want to see opinions on it. It's not hard to make; just lots of different cheeses.

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      crazyspice RE: mschow Apr 6, 2008 01:53 PM

      I just printed the recipe. Sounds great! Thank you.

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        jayellobee RE: mschow Apr 6, 2008 05:36 PM

        Thanks for the link... 49 grams of fat... 28 grams saturated fat. No wonder I've never been successful in making it myself - guess I'm always trying for a lower fat version. Oh well, it's a party, right! Maybe I'll cut back a little butter... or buy it elsewhere and be blissfully ignorant about what is in it.

        Thanks for the other posts - either of these may work for me. Keep 'em coming.

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          jayellobee RE: mschow Apr 27, 2008 01:43 PM

          In the end, I made my own based on this recipe but with some liberties. I was told I should be impressed as one very picky eater (he only eats Kraft made with the pouch) kept asking for more. Thanks for the link!

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            mschow RE: jayellobee Apr 28, 2008 05:55 AM

            Glad it worked out. Yes, the fat content is high on the orig recipe. But it's not the type of thing one makes all that often, so what the heck!

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          phungi RE: jayellobee Apr 6, 2008 11:35 AM

          I've heard rave reviews about the Mac-n-cheese at LeBreaux's at the Overbrook train station (61st & City Ave?) but have never been... hard to find anything online, but I drive by there daily and I know they are open for business.

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            Elvis Lab RE: jayellobee Apr 6, 2008 04:48 PM

            The Paoli Hospital--Wednesday only. That's right. It's to die for. And don't leave without the tomato sauce that accompanies the mac and cheese.

            1. AmblerGirl RE: jayellobee Apr 7, 2008 03:16 PM

              Abner's BBQ in Abington has really good take out mac n cheese.

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                KateForbes RE: jayellobee Apr 9, 2008 07:15 PM

                Blue Sky in East Norriton has great mac n' cheese. I have not been impressed with anything else there, but the mac n' cheese is worth the trip. By far the best thing on their menu, but pricey, so I wouldn't advise for a party. Worth checking out though if you are a mac n' cheese fan.

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                  susan1353 RE: jayellobee Apr 14, 2008 12:23 PM

                  Delilah's in the Reading Terminal Market. To die for.

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                    elayne5 RE: susan1353 Apr 15, 2008 06:43 AM

                    And, I believe Delilah did a smackdown with Bobby Flay on her mac n cheese.

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                      elayne5 RE: elayne5 Apr 15, 2008 06:44 AM

                      Oops, I believe that would be a throwdown. Although a smackdown would be interesting...

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                        IamStarving RE: elayne5 Apr 18, 2008 10:37 AM

                        didn't she lose?

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                          elayne5 RE: IamStarving Apr 19, 2008 10:04 AM

                          LOL. It's an honor to be invited. His probably had truffle oil in it.

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                            murano RE: IamStarving Apr 28, 2008 06:59 AM

                            She won.

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