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Feast your way through Austin's best mac 'n cheese

Published On 02/19/2014 Published On 02/19/2014
Best Mac and Cheese ATX
Mike Cortez
Hillside Farmacy
Moonshine Grill
Parkside
Pluckers Wing Bar
Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que
Mike Cortez
Mike Cortez
Mike Cortez
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1. Chedd's Gourmet Grilled Cheese 4601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Get your fill of gourmet grilled cheese at Chedd's, with varieties like Buffalo on a Chicken (buff chicken and blue cheese on sourdough), Mac & Que (BBQ beef, 'roni, and havarti on Texas Toast), and the Hot Gobbler (turkey, pepper jack, onions, 'penos, banana peppers, and mayo on white).

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2. 219 West 612 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The Warehouse District happy-hour destination has moved into the old Union Park space, doubling dining-room size and adding an upstairs outdoor patio on which to enjoy dinner/drink pairings like Chicken Fried Ahi Tuna with a Ginger Martini, Grilled Lamb K-City Strip with a rocks Macallan 12, and Dogfish Head 60min alongside the Sugar-Cured Ribeye, which unlike the Sugar's-Cured Ribeye, costs more than a crumpled-up dollar.

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3. Hillside Farmacy 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

The Hillside Farmacy doubles as a sit down farm-to-table restaurant with daily raw bar and specialty grocery. Their seasonal meats, cheese, and greens are locally sourced and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or afternoon tea (if you're detoxing from the night before).

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4. Moonshine Grill 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Get your comfort food fix at Moonshine, serving everything from "corn dog" shrimp to cornflake fried chicken tenders to molasses- and chile-cured pork chops with bourbon apple sauce.

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5. Parkside 301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Right on Sixth Street, Parkside is a relatively upscale gastropub known for its raw bar and wine selection. Though the oysters are sourced from all over the country and the wine menu is more than two pages long, don't think it's just a wine and oyster bar. The menu features protein entrees, a knockout cheeseburger, and Texan craft beers.

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6. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que 1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (North West)

What's better than a microbrewery or a BBQ joint? A microbrewery AND a BBQ joint! This place offers everything from pints to kegs, depending on your needs, and the beer available's award-winning. What more do you need?

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7. Frank 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Although Frank is known for its creative hot dogs and sausage sandwiches made with nontraditional meats like antelope, venison, and kangaroo, it also boasts an extensive selection of fries, including chili cheese and Reuben waffle fries. Its cold beer menu includes gluten-free ales, rare craft beers, and ciders.

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8. Texas Chili Parlor 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Texas Chili Parlor is an Austin staple that's been propping up Austin's Mylanta consumption dishing up delicious and super-spicy chili for over 40 years.

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