Post by: Caroline Solomon, Atlanta Eats Intern
National Mac n’ Cheese Day was on Saturday, July 14th, so of course we decided to hit up our favorite spots for a mac n’ cheese fix!
The first stop on this mac n’ cheese road trip was in Decatur’s Community Q BBQ. Sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, and parmesan cheeses melted over rigatoni – now do I have your attention? Because the mac n’ cheese is so famously delicious, people joke around that they are a mac n’ cheese restaurant that ALSO serves BBQ! Want to know their secret? Community Q BBQ uses rigatoni noodles because it is a wider noodle, making it absorb cream better than other noodles. The creamier the better! According to locals, Community Q BBQ is “comfort food, done right!”
The next stop on our mac n’ cheese road trip was at Mary Mac’s Tea Room or locally known as “Atlanta’s Dinning Room.” This mac n’ cheese is super creamy, cheesy, and of course, baked to perfection! For an extra kick, they add a dash of hot sauce. The mac n’ cheese is crispy on top, made with a sinfully indulgent mix of cheeses. Mary Mac’s Tea Room knows how to keep everyone coming back for more, especially more mac n’ cheese.
Next, we headed over to New Realm Brewing for their cheddar crusted mac n’ cheese glazed with their Belgian amber brew. This mac n’ cheese is very cheesey and perfectly baked!
The last place on our mac n’ cheese road trip is Heirloom Market BBQ on Akers Mill road. Their mac n’ cheese has a spicy chili-pepper, creamer cheese, and noodles with a perfectly soft texture. Talk about the perfect combination!
You can not go wrong with mac n’ cheese from any of these places, but why not go to all of them? We hope you enjoyed National Mac n’ Cheese Day as much as we did!