Out and About with Compass: Mac and Cheese Fest

Posted by Emma Johnson on 10/20/16 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

As the weather cools down, things begin to heat up in the kitchen! We crave hearty comfort food during this time of year, and while we can cook it ourselves, nothing beats leaving the hard work of preparing it to someone else.


This fall, plan a visit to the third annual Mac and Cheese Festival, on November 5th, at the UIC forum in Chicago. Get a taste of everyone’s favorite comfort food and enjoy a festive atmosphere. The festival hosts well over 30 restaurants who all come ready to compete for the coveted “Golden Noodle” award, voted on by a panel of experts, and awarded to the restaurant with the cheesiest, yummiest dish.

The competition is stiff with macaroni dishes including lobster, pulled pork, smoky cheeses and exotic chilies. You’ll see interesting combinations you’ve never had before, so come hungry! The all-you-can-eat samples will leave you satisfied.

This is a family friendly event, so bring the all the foodies in your life, young and old, to experience a unique spin on a familiar favorite, and visit their website for all the event details.

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