Queens Comfort’s Meatloaf Mac & Cheese, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


Dish no. 74: Meatloaf Mac & Cheese at Queens Comfort (40-09 30th Avenue, 718-728-2350)

If you are going to call yourself Queens Comfort, you had better be serving up a topnotch rendition of macaroni and cheese, one of the world’s best comfort foods. Luckily, the restaurant delivers, upping the ante with another comforting ingredient: meatloaf. Elbow macaroni and bits of homemade meatloaf are doused with white cheddar, fontina, and gouda-infused bechamel (itself made from milk, heavy cream, flour, and a butter based roux). The blend is ladled into a casserole dish, topped with more cheese, and then browned under the salamander until it’s bubbling and crispy along the edges. This monster gets crowned with a fistful of deep-fried, Tabasco-kissed shoestring onions.

See all of our 100 favorite dishes.

In advance of our 2014 Best of NYC issue, we’re traipsing through the boroughs and divulging our favorite dishes of the year. They’re presented here as a countdown, but we’re listing them in no particular order. Consider this a guide to what’s good to eat in this town right this very second.

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