MeltKraft (address and info)
Reading Terminal Market
Brisket, sharp cheddar, and baked mac & cheese come together in one golden, crispy sandwich at this stand in the east end of Reading Terminal Market. If that’s not quite enough mastery to hold in your own two hands, make things even more interesting/terrifying by adding some bacon, chicken, or truffle oil into the mix before the whole thing's baked in duck fat. If you’ve already made it that far, why hold back?
Mac & cheese
Franky Bradley’s (address and info)
For another creative take on a traditional mac & cheese plate, look to one of the trendiest places in Center City, dually serving as the place to get your dance on every weekend. Find braised ham hocks and oven dried tomatoes in Franky Bradley's rich three-cheese sauce. Top it off with garlic breadcrumbs, and you've officially carbo-loaded in preparation for dancing all night.