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The best Mac and Cheese ever

I went to Kenny’s Smoke House an upscale BBQ (yes, there is such a thing) restaurant last week. It’s been on my list of restaurants to try. Since it’s upscale the prices on the menu are pretty high. For BBQ that is. I ordered The Kinahora (jalapeño cheddar sausage, chopped brisket and pulled pork) sandwich with a side dish for $12.99 (tax not included).

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I’m not a BBQ connoisseur so I can’t tell you if it’s the best BBQ I’ve ever tasted. It was good, but I’m not sure if it’s $12.99 plus good. Especially for a sandwich. Do you know what I mean? You do get a lot of meats. Which is nice. AND a side dish.

Anyway, I’m not here to talk about the BBQ. I’m here to tell you about the side dish that I ordered with my BBQ. The smoked gouda mac and cheese with cure 81 ham and white truffle oil!!!

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This is the best macaroni and cheese that I’ve ever had. EVER! Just look at that sea of smoked gouda cheese sauce. You know how I feel about cheese so just looking at this picture makes me happy. The elbow macaroni was soft and melts in your mouth. I was expecting the noodles to be more al dente, but it was actually better that it wasn’t. It made the dish delicate.

I didn’t know what cure 81 ham was so I had to Google it. According to the web it’s the world’s most nearly perfect ham. It was definitely good. The white truffle oil added a nice finishing touch. Bria did not like it and said it left an odd after taste. Truffle oil is an acquired taste. I thought it was great!

I really think the mac and cheese should be a main attraction and not just a side dish. It’s that good. So, if you’re ever at Kenny’s Smoke House, I highly recommend the smoked gouda mac and cheese!!!

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