Best Macaroni and Cheese (2011)

Brooklyn Star

Two schools of macaroni-and-cheese philosophy exist: the highbrow, artisanal, gouda-gruyere-gorgonzola kind and the one devoted to the blue box. Yet at The Brooklyn Star, Joaquin Bacas re-opened Williamsburg joint dedicated to highly caloric Southern favorites, you can sample the best of both worlds. Its version fills a cast-iron skillet with soft elbow noodles bathing in a bubbling, creamy Velveeta-and-sharp-white-cheddar sauce, freckled with tiny nubs of bacon and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. Gooey and delicious, and no doubt artery-clogging, but you can wash down this cheesy delight with a mason jar overflowing with electric red Kool-Aid, just like when you were a kid. Or, because youre no longer a kid, a Dr. Pepper cocktail. 593 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, 718-599-9899, thebrooklynstar.com

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593 Lorimer St.
New York NY 11211
718-599-9899

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