Craving: Mac & Cheese

Even in the summer heat, who doesn’t love mac & cheese with a twist? Around our city, we have some of the best creative spins on an old favorite. These ones aren’t for the kids.

Silvertone Bar & Grill: A runner-up for best dining downtown, Silvertone keeps things low-key with menu staples like their steak tips and cold martinis. Legendary M&C; keeps many folks going back though, time after time. Filling for dinner, a bit too heavy for lunch. Did we mention the friendly staff?

Coda: An excellent beer selection can compliment your M&C; here, chock full of peas and a little on the runny side, hot out of the kitchen. Careful, vegetarians! This one also includes pancetta (but they’ll leave it out if you ask nicely).

Zon’s: This Jamaica Plain treat claims the prize for now. A baked but saucy gourmet version of pasta and cheese, add sweet peas for a few bucks more and find yourself in heaven. We already love Zon’s for the amazingly chill atmosphere, great burgers, and classic drinks, but their M&C; topped with bread crumbs takes the award for best comfort food either side of the river. Worth a subway trip or drive out of your way. Far, far out of your way, even.

Silvertone [Official Site]
Coda [Official Site]
Zon’s [Official Site]

[Photo: billaday/Flickr]


Craving: Mac & Cheese