Mac and Cheese in SF
Any mac and cheese that is noteworthy in the city?
Depends on what you are looking for, traditional or more upscale? If you like goat cheese in your mac, then Blue Plate has a nice rendition. Memphis Minnie's and Roadside BBQ's are more traditional. They aren't bad, but I wouldn't call them noteworthy.
Memphis Minnie's BBQ
576 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
3218 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
3751 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Blue on Market has great, straight forward Mac N Cheese that comes in a deep, bubbling ramekin that you have to wait to cool down before you can eat it. They have add ins and different versions but my favorite is the straight up traditional one they serve.
I am also partial to the mac n cheese at Boulevard Cafe in South San Francisco. . .super old school. . no crispy crust just elbow macaroni and lots of cheese. You can get a child's serving which is plenty. . the regular serving is giant and so rich!
Both these restaurants are simple - nothing of note other than their version of macaroni and cheese. But please take note, I am a purist in that I like elbow macaroni and regular cheese. . .bacon, smoked cheeses, non-elbow macaroni are abominations to me.
The only exception is the mac n cheese at BarBersQ in Napa. . they have the slightest hint of sage steeped into the bechamel. .. but it's so delicious!
2 Poncetta Dr, Daly City, CA 94015
3900 D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558
2337 Market St, San Francisco, CA
I remember liking the very traditional version at Home, but that was years and years ago.
More recently, I had a really nice truffled version at Belden Taverna. We had a toddler with us, and it was all she would eat all night.
52 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tried Hard Knox tonight, and the texture and pasta was good. However, I prefer a richer cheesy flavor....
The search will go on...
Hard Knox Cafe
2448 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121