Brooklyn's sacred shrine to the art of Mac & Cheese.Brooklyn Mac takes both parts of its name very seriously. Their mac & cheese specialities bear the names of neighborhoods from all over the borough, and each one does its namesake proud: the Park Slope comes loaded with gooey cheddar, hamburger, and caramelized red onions; the Bay Ridge oozes with ricotta, mozzarella, spinach and mushrooms. You can rep for your hood or just work your way across the map, tasting through each of the insanely delicious odes to Kings County. (Even if you don't hang out there in real life, don't you dare miss a stop in Red Hook. There's bacon & smoked gouda in it for you.) Consider yourself a purist, or prefer your mac & cheese to skew a bit avant garde? Brooklyn Mac is your jam either way. You can keep it simple (not to mention vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free) by sticking to noodles and a long list of cheeses, or you can choose from the long list of meat and veggie mix-ins. Once you're bored with American cheese and grilled chicken, you can graduate to cranberries, roasted corn, caramelized apples, and smoked kielbasa. You can even name it after your own ZIP code.
Kings County (Cheddar + American), $4.75/$7.74/$10.75
Red Hook (Bacon + Smoked Gouda), $7/$10.50/$13.75
Coney Island (Hot dog + Sauerkraut + Mustard + American), $6.75/$9.75/$12.75
Williamsburg (Mushrooms + Scallions + Tomato + Mozzarella), $6.25/$9.25/$11.50
MondayThursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
FridaySaturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.