I think we can all agree that Mac n Cheese is a universal comfort food, yes? There are recipes everywhere you look with all sorts of minor (or major) tweeks upon the classic and everyone seems to have their own go-to recipe. The phrase "blue box" has a lot of meaning for lovers of mac n cheese and no matter how laden with chemicals it is, there are folks that will always reach for blue, period.
In Houston, we have an entire restaurant (two locations, actually) devoted to the stuff and it is the bomb, in my opinion. My husband and I went to dinner at the Heights location recently and we will be back again, although maybe a bit earlier in the day because it's a smallish place and it was quite crowded, with not a lot of parking available, truth be told, but the food was definitely worth it.
The dishes come in two sizes: personal (1/2 lb) or regular (1 lb) and you are asked if you'd like your dish topped with toasted bread crumbs. Simply put, YOU DO. You can also choose your pasta type.
In the picture above, my dish (the bottom) is a personal and my husband's (top) is a regular. I've read other reviews where they recommended the personal as a child's serving, I definitely would not go that far, I consider mac n cheese a rather filling dish with all the pasta and dairy so a personal size is a good choice. My husband is usually a huge eater and he was unable to finish all of his. You can always opt to add a salad, appetizer or dessert if you are concerned with portion sizes.
I chose the Goat Cheese: goat cheese sauce, roasted tomatoes, garlic, and mozzarella with whole wheat pasta topped with toasted bread grumbs and goat cheese crumbles. My husband went with the Chili Cheese: homemade chili with whole wheat pasta topped with colby jack and fritos. The entire menu of tasty options can be found here and I look forward to trying more of them in the future.