And the winner of Time Out New York’s Mac n Cheese Smackdown is…

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Houston Hall!Béchamel, gruyere, bacon, and even Fritos—no ingredient was left behind in the race to win the coveted title of Best Mac N Cheese. At our cheesy smackdown on Saturday, noodle after gooey noodle was washed down by Houston Hall’s refreshing draught beers as guests pondered their decision. With seven top-notch vendors to sample—including the AinsworthAtwood Kitchen & Bar Room and Hill Country Barbecue Market—the chefs had their work cut out for them.

In the end, Houston Hall’s Skillet Baked Cheddar Bacon Mac and Cheese—which is a mouthful, literally— took the cake (or, er, the macaroni). Their recipe featured Nueskes smoked bacon and aged New York cheddar, a combo that led to a well-deserved victory.

See photos from the event below.

Photograph: Andrew Werner

Photograph: Andrew Werner

Photograph: Andrew Werner

Photograph: Andrew Werner

Photograph: Andrew Werner


General info
Houston Hall
9 stars
222 West Houston St New York, NY 10010

Phone: (212) 675-9323

Opening Hours:
Mon - Tue 4 PM - 1 AM
Wed 4 PM - 2 AM
Thu 12 PM - 2 AM
Fri - Sat 12 PM - 3 AM
Sun 12 PM - 1 AM

Beer Hall,

Price Range: $$

No reservations on Saturday

Upcoming Event


About Us

A Massive beer hall and Brew pub located in New York City's West Village. Serving an exclusive selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails.