SOHO's mac might be offered only as a side dish, but it is a definite star of the menu at the popular Ohio City restaurant. Made with savory gouda, the divinely Southern take on this dish is down right perfect. Get some today at 1889 W 25th St., Ohio City. 216.298.9090
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For over a quarter of a century, Angie's has been dishing out some serious classic mac. While we know cheddar, butter, eggs, elbow noodles, and a hint of cottage cheese are used, most of the recipe is a family secret. Try some for yourself at 3400 St. Claire Ave. 216.426.8890.
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The Godfather of the mac 'n cheese movement in Cleveland, chef Michael Symon's Lolita mac still reigns supreme. Drawing from chef Symon's Mediterranean roots, the mac is sauteed with richly flavored goat cheese, rosemary, and chicken. Elegantly simple. Dig in at 900 Literary Rd., 216.771.5652.
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The trendy Tremont eatery has been serving some of the best mac 'n cheese in the region. The South Side mac combines caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, smoked gouda and goat cheese (add chicken or bacon for a small up charge). The mixture is then topped with parmesan and baked to perfection. See for yourself at 2207 West 11th St., 216.937.2238.
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If you are looking for the most elegant mac n' cheese in the region, Fahrenheit Restaurant has got you covered. The Tremont haunt features Poached Lobster Macaroni & Cheese. Rigatoni is married with tender lobster, a cognac reduction, chives, brie and goat cheese. One word - Unreal! Order a bowl at 2417 Professor Ave., 216.781.8858.
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Rusty Bucket is representing Solon strong in the mac 'n cheese department. Swiss and american cheeses and elbow macaroni are topped with cheddar panko bread crumbs and oven-baked until golden brown. If that wasn't enough the dish is served with garlic cheese bread. Stop in at 6025 Kruse Dr., Solon, 440.248.2300.
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The Italian Mac 'n Cheese at the famous Corleone's Ristorante in Parma is a must-try dish. Cavatappi pasta is sauteed with an abundance of cheeses including mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, pecorino-romano, and asiago. The cheeses are blended into a rich sauce then finished with crispy pancetta. Order some tonight at 5669 Broadview Rd., Parma, 216.741.0220.
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If you are a Food Network fan, you've likely seen Lucky's Cafe's mac 'n cheese featured. Constructed with four cheese; cheddar, brie, mozzarella, and parmesan, the mac is then topped with brioche bread crumbs and baked into a cheesy nirvana. Dig in at 777 Starkweather Ave., Tremont, 216.622.7773.
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What do you get when you combine beef cheek, charred jalapeno, asparagus, caramelized onions, and smoked blue cheese? You get the widely popular Willeyville's mac 'n cheese. We suggest you get your fix ASAP at 1051 West 10th St., 216.862.6422.
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Starting with a heaping portion of cavatappi, the pasta is topped with roasted red peppers, red onion, smoked mild Andouille sausage, and a smoky three cheese blend. The "Johnny Mac 'n Three Cheese" is then garnished with tomatoes and scallions. Get some today at 21290 Center Ridge Road, 440.895.2739.