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May 8, 2011 05:33 PM

Seeking a restaurant in Austin with both a good beer selection and a tasty macaroi and cheese

I know it's an odd request, but I've got family coming to visit and I'm hoping we can find the perfect place for one of our nights out. My brother and sister-in-law love good beers and my nephews are obsessed with macaroni and cheese. Are there any places perfect for both? Thanks for any help!

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    1. re: LakeLBJ

      Cover 3 has a really good mac and cheese. Decent beer selection. Lots of TVs, though.

      1. re: rudeboy

        Lots of TVs is right, and loud! I went one time and never again. If that is your kind of thing then OK, but not for me.

        1. re: danny_w

          Well, I didn't say it was my thing....just reporting the facts so the OP can make teir own decision. It can be loud, but who knows, it may be paadise to the nephews mentioned above!

          1. re: rudeboy

            Actually this sound perfect. Their whole family are huge sports fans. Thanks for the suggestion!

            1. re: Helvella

              Please report back so we can see how it went......the calimari is also good there.

              1. re: rudeboy

                Never had anything there that wasn't very good to great. One of the better chicken fried chickens.....mmmmm, green chile gravy..

            2. re: rudeboy

              Cover 3 also has one of the best pastry chefs in town. Save room for dessert!

            3. re: danny_w

              The mac and cheese was excellent at Cover 3 the one time I had it. Funny, but I went once and the TVs were way too low. I couldn't hear a damn thing, in fact. For obvious reasons, they are much louder when there is a televised sporting event (at least one would hope so). Decent beer and wine selection as I recall.

          1. re: lixlix

            I'll second the Black Star Co-op suggestion. I haven't had their mac 'n' cheese, but it sure smelled good when my friend got it last time I was there!

            1. re: lixlix

              Blackstar's mac and cheese is pretty excellent (get it on a veggie plate...their other sides are also delish!).

            2. Lambert's has really, really good mac and cheese. Remarkably good.

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              1. re: stephanieh

                Beat me to it. I would say insanely good. No idea about their beer though.

              2. Woodland has pretty good mac n' cheese. They also have some nice beers on tap (Live Oaks - I think Big Bark, Pilz and Hefeweizen, plus maybe some other brands?), plus good cocktails.

                The food's generally good there. It's nothing that's gonna blow your mind, but it's tasty and a good atmosphere. I recommend the pepper crust burger with some of their good onion rings...

                1. Moonshine. I can't vouch for the beer selection though.