Happy National Mac & Cheese Day!

Just one day after National French Fry Day, we are celebrating another amazing comfort food. June 14th is National Mac & Cheese Day, so get your forks (or spoons) ready!

Last year, the website Love Food released a list of the best mac & cheese in all 50 states. Here in Iowa, the pick was the World Famous Mac from The Cheese Bar in Des Moines. I've never been to The Cheese Bar, but I'm willing to make the drive after seeing the photos!

Because mac & cheese is one of my favorite foods, I consider myself a bit of a mac & cheese connoisseur. Whenever I go to a new restaurant that has mac on the menu, I always make sure to try it. As you can probably guess, that means that I have eaten a TON of mac & cheese here in the Corridor. If I had to choose my top five, they would be (in no particular order):

  1. Edison's Eatery - 475 Northland Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
  2. Vivian's Soul Food - 2925 Williams Parkway SW, Cedar Rapids
  3. Lucky's on 16th - 86 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
  4. Sugarfire Cedar Rapids2350 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids
  5. The Red Frog - 88 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids

It was pretty tough to choose a top five, because there are lots of great places to order mac & cheese all over Eastern Iowa! Other popular places that have been recommended to me include Whiskey River Grill in Palo, Pedaler's Fork in Cedar Rapids, and Goldfinch Tap + Eatery in Marion. Here are some photos I've taken during my mac & cheese adventures:

Courtlin's Favorite Mac & Cheese in the Corridor

When it comes to mac & cheese, I eat a LOT of it! Here are some of my favorite places to order mac & cheese in the Corridor!

Where is your favorite mac & cheese from? Let us know in the comments!

A Guide to Eastern Iowa Food Trucks

Now that it's fair and festival season here in Eastern Iowa, you'll be able to try a TON of awesome food trucks that we have here in the area. Check out some of your delicious options!