In honor of the incredible holiday that is National Mac and Cheese day we have put together a list of the some of the best places in the state to get the delicious dish.
Because you don't want to waste your celebration with mediocre macaroni.
A Colorado staple, this classic recipe uses a six-cheese blend of both yellow and white American, cheddar, camembert, fontina and swiss. It's then topped with a perfectly crunchy panko breadcrumbs. It regularly wins accolades as being one of the best versions of the dish.
Sassafras American Eatery
If you can't wait until lunch or dinner for your mac and cheese fix, this southern-style eatery has a breakfast version with bacon, grit croutons and an over-easy egg. They also offer a slew of other varieties: classic, blackened chicken, Cajun green chili and pulled pork and collard greens.
The Canteen Tap House and Tavern
Macaroni and Cheese is one of the best comfort foods and it tastes even better after a long day on the slopes. In Breckenridge, this take uses giant shells and a creamy cheddar jack, sharp cheddar and grueye blend. It's then baked and topped with crumbled Cheez-Its and pulled pork (if you want).
Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen
This Colorado Springs smokehouse has mac and cheese with a kick thanks to their spiked cheese sauce. The creamy base is mixed with sausage, sauteed peppers, onions and Maker's Mark bourbon.
It's always disappointing when you order lobster mac and cheese and then have to search for the lobster. That is far from the case here. Made with mascarpone and massive chunks of poached lobster it's no surprise this disk was recognized during the Food Network Challenge.
There is a restaurant in Indian Hills dedicated to mac and cheese. Okay, so they do serve sandwiches, soups and other lunch items too, but their specialty is macaroni and cheese from around the states. Each day, they serve a different specialty based on one of the 50 states, or you can make your own specialty mac.
This is a classic Wisconsin bar in the heart of downtown Denver. So they know their cheese. Their mac and cheese isn't unique, but it's a perfectly creamy, cheesy, rich sauce that is done to perfection.
They top this mac and cheese with Cheez-Its. Do we really have to say anything else?
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