Best Mac and Cheese in the U.S.
Every chef has a version of ultra-comforting macaroni and cheese, with nuances ranging from how many gooey cheeses can fit into a single batch to crunchy toppings like sourdough bread crumbs. Here, where to get the best mac and cheese in the country. —Justine Sterling
James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link’s Cochon Butcher is most known for its sandwiches, house-made terrines, cured meats and sausages, but the wine bar/sandwich shop’s unusual side of mac and cheese also garners praise. The recipe calls for elbow macaroni, cream cheese, sharp white cheddar and tomato paste for depth and tang. Since the shop does specialize in meats, they add in some house-cured pancetta as well. A sprinkling of Parmesan and bread crumbs finishes each order. cochonbutcher.com