For some, mac 'n cheese comes in a blue box with some nuclear-looking orange powder -- but for other, smarter people, it’s a Southern comfort staple that is rich, creamy, and a perfect complement to any meal (or better yet, a meal unto itself). Unsurprisingly, Austin's culinary class is constantly exploring ways to take the ubiquitous comfort food to previously unforeseen heights. Check out these nine spots that are taking mac ’n cheese to the next level:
Revelers spend plenty of nights here partying on the rooftop lounge, tragically unaware of the culinary magic taking place beneath them -- specifically the Chipotle Mac & Cheese, a heaping portion of cheesy baked macaroni topped off with chipotle dressing, with the option to further fortify it with grilled or fried chicken. The chipotle puree will definitely light a fire in your mouth initially, but it also does a nice job cutting the flavor of rich, gooey cheese.