Austin Mac ‘n’ Cheese Festival set to make your cheesy dreams come true

It doesn’t get much better than plain old mac and cheese. But, yes, “unlimited mac and cheese tastings” is better.

USE LEDE WITH FOOD MATTERS J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's take on mac and cheese involved a can of evaporated milk. Photo by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt.

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s take on mac and cheese involved a can of evaporated milk. Photo by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt.

The first ever Austin Mac ‘n’ Cheese Festival is only a couple of weeks away, and it’s set to be all the mac, and even more cheese, than you could ever want. The event, hosted by Austin Food Magazine, will be held at Historic Scoot Inn Nov. 13, and will attempt to distinguish between good mac and cheese (all of them) and the best mac and cheese.

Attendees, who can either pay $30 for unlimited tastings or $65 for that and cocktails and merchandise, will have the chance to vote in an “ultimate mac ‘n’ cheese showdown,” which sounds very high in carbs and comforting. $30 is probably the most you’ll ever pay for mac and cheese, but it’s cheaper than a 3-day ACL wristband and significantly more filling.

Local restaurants participating in the festival include Chi’lantro, Frank and Foreign & Domestic.

If you don’t make it out to the festival you can always celebrate noodles at home with our make-your-own macaroni and cheese mix.

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