Origin of Mac and Cheese

Many people associate mac and cheese with Southern cooking.

A common belief about the origin of mac and cheese involves Thomas Jefferson.  According to the story, Jefferson sent a slave to France to learn culinary skills.

He returned with a recipe for a delicious mac and cheese.  Then they smuggled a pasta machine back to our country.  The rest, as they say, is history.

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The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. Somers Point

They take their Mac and Cheese seriously at The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co.  

You start with the base and then add stuff from a list that includes crab meat, buffalo shrimp, mushrooms, jalapenos, and more.

They also have a great grilled cheese menu.

Kelsey's Atlantic City

Located on Pacific Avenue, Kelsey's takes pride in authentic Southern cooking.

Their mac and cheese is the real deal.  They have several locations.

Arrive early.  They tend to get busy.  Give yourself time once you order.  Its not uncommon to wait a bit for the food to come out.


Union Boil Co. Pennington

Lobster mac and cheese is the call here.  Homemade cavatelli, smoked gouda, Old Bay breadcrumbs.

Union Boil Co. is located in the Pennington Shopping Center.

This is a casual restaurant with a good hometown vibe.

MudHen Brewing Company, Wildwood

The go-to dish here is their delicious crab mac and cheese.

You'll be hard-pressed to find anything else like this in South Jersey.  MudHen Brewing Company makes their mac and cheese with jumbo lump crab meat with béchamel cheese sauce & buttered breadcrumbs.


Wally's Surf City

Open year-round, and the off-season is a great time to stop in and try some of their delicious off-season specials.

When visiting Wally's you've got to try their truffle mac and cheese.

This Campanelle pasta dish is made with wild mushrooms, applewood bacon & grilled chicken in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce drizzled with truffle oil.










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