The ultimate comfort gets a day of its own — and local tastings are to die for.
National Mac and Cheese Day is Saturday, July 14, so make the most of this kid-friendly favorite by feasting on one of our favorite local offerings:
MAC AND CHEESE WEENIE
I Dream of Weenie
113 S. 11th St., Nashville
A generous helping of cheddar mac atop Dream’s signature all-beef weenie. You can also substitute a turkey or veggie dog.
PIMENTO MAC & CHEE
The Grilled Cheeserie
2003 Belcourt Ave., Nashville
This mouth-watering sandwich is loaded with house made pimento cheese, local cheddar and macaroni, topped off with a tomato slice and bacon bits on a country white sourdough.
WISCONSIN MAC & CHEESE, BUFFALO CHICKEN MAC & CHEESE, BBQ PORK MAC & TRUFFLE MAC
Noodles & Company
2116 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville
995 Meridian Blvd., Franklin
The Wisconsin Mac & Cheese ($6.25) boasts a basic blend of cheddar and jack cheeses with elbow macaroni. The Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese ($6.50) builds on the Wisconsin option by adding parmesan chicken, buffalo wing sauce, parmesan cheese and green onions. For a little Southern kick, go for the BBQ Pork Mac ($6.50). It also builds on the Wisconsin dish by adding slow-braised pork, crispy jalepenos and tangy barbecue sauce. For something more decadent, order the Truffle Mac ($9.25). It’s macaroni with black truffle, roasted mushrooms, parmesan and bread crumbs.
500 Church St., Nashville
120 4th Ave. S., Franklin
114 N. Church St., Murfreesboro
Puckett’s Piggy Mac is a palate pleaser. It features cherry wood-smoked pulled pork in an iron skillet topped with white cheddar mac and cheese and biscuit crumbs.
6702 Charlotte Pike, Ste. 105
A robust mac and cheese with cheddar grilled on a hardy white bread.