[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 13.]
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we are officially in the thick of comfort-food season. And, really, there's no dish that better personifies that genre than good 'ol mac and cheese. Luckily, chefs across our fine city are as big of fans of the ooey-gooey pasta as we are, and are whipping up inventive versions of the classic that will make you say, "Kraft, who?"
Of course, we would never endorse consuming carbs that aren't worth it, so we made it our duty to taste test the best mac-and-cheese offerings in town. From Southern-style versions served in a skillet to menu options that allow you to customize your own bowl (we went with lobster, truffle oil, and arugula), here are 12 tasty treats to order now. Dig in!