Four Cheese Mac 'n Cheese at Mac Bar

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While I typically try to bring my lunch to work 4 out of 5 days per week (saving money + eating healtheir = good, plus Shaun often packs my lunch for me which equals a triple score!), Fridays are always reserved for ordering in. A few of us usually order sushi, but this past Friday we veered off course a little and ordered from SoHo's Macbar. Located just a short ways north of the office, Macbar is a restaurant dedicated solely to serving up delicious mac 'n cheese. Oh New York how I love you so. Never underestimate the power of taking one dish and running with it, all the way to creating a restaurant around it. Like Rice to Riches in NoLiTa, there's nothing more fun than a themed joint serving up variations of one delicious dish. Especially when it's yummy comfort food like mac 'n cheese.

With a plethora of options to choose from, including mac lobsta', mac stroganoff and mac reuben, I went with the old standard, Four Cheese. Chock full of gouda, queso fresco, emmental and fontina, this dish was cheesy yet not overly heavy. It seems couterintuitive to call this dish light - because it wasn't - but it also wasn't sittin' heavy after devouring a small container of it, which many a mac 'n cheese tends to do. While it was delicious, the smokiness of the gouda overpowered the dish a bit. I could have gone for more of a gruyere twist rather than the gouda.

So what do you think? Are you a fan of mac 'n cheese? Do you have any specialty store or restaurants near you that make you happy?

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