John and I are what we refer to as 'lactose indulgent' - we can't turn down anything smothered in cheese. But even we know that not all Mac n Cheeses are created equal. Reconsider us as not just enthusiasts but discerning connoisseurs as well.
We were in around Main when we got hungry so I suggested we try Burgoo, a comfort food restaurant. I heard their Mac n Cheese is on many 'Best Of' lists. Ordinarily I don't order food I can make well at home but I was curious to see if Burgoo could live up to the hype. After a bit of a wait (which I understand is super common here) we were settled comfortably at a table amid the be mustachioed and uncoiffed-coiffed.
The room is cozy and unassuming much like it's Main Street clientele. Functional, simple, and utilitarian. To start, I ordered the strawberry lemonade special which was a blast of sunshine on this cold winter day. John had a coffee which he said was OK.
To be clear there were many tempting options on the menu such as Beef Bourguignon, Butter Chicken, Jambalaya, Goulash, Ratatouille, and Irish Stew but only we only had eyes for two items.
Decadent French Onion, FRA $10
Deeply roasted onions in rich beef broth with country style croutons slow baked with gooey Gruyere, Emmenthal and Mozzarella
Macaroni & Cheese, USA $13
a bistro favourite, loaded with aged white Cheddar and oven baked until golden
The highlight of the French Onion soup was the overflowing crusty bits of emmenthal cheese we peeled off and devoured. We made quick work of the Macaroni and Cheese and agreed it was one of the best versions we've had, though we've more than eaten and made our fair share. None of the common mistakes of mushy macaroni, too much sauce, too little sauce, or bland cheese.
Verdict? Definitely worth the wait, definitely get the mac n cheese, definitely bring the Lactaid.