For many Americans, mac 'n' cheese is the flavor of childhood, just like microwaved G.I. Joe is the smell of childhood. Noodles today grow up so fast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for $18 worth of gourmet comfort food and drinks
- $18 for $36 worth of gourmet comfort food and drinks for four
The menu showcases 16 types of mac 'n' cheese, including masala mac with indian spices and sharp cheddar ($7.95 for a regular, $9.95 for a large) and lobster mac with fresh asparagus and an asiago-parmesan cheese sauce ($12.95 for a regular, $15.95 for a large). Nonmac options include smoked-turkey cheese melts ($6.50) and spinach-feta pizza ($6.95).
Elbows Mac n' Cheese
Bland, blue-box noodles and powdered sauce have no place at Elbows Mac n' Cheese, where the menu combines the classic American dish with gourmet influences from around the world. Its 16 macaroni dishes all melt with gobs of gooey cheese, just like the original, but in daring combinations. Swiss mac simmers with creamy alpine cheeses and crisp applewood-smoked bacon. Truffle mac combines mushrooms, garlic, and white-truffle oil in a creamy blend of goat and havarti cheeses.
In addition to whipping up variations on their signature dish, the cooks batter green-bean fries and twist their own pretzels to dip in four-cheese fondue. Cheese reprises its menu-starring role in Elbows’ savory sandwiches, such as the indian-spiced masala melt with cheddar, as well as a veggie melt that pairs grilled vegetables with nutty Manchego cheese.
The creative cooking at Elbows Mac n' Cheese has paid off: CBS Los Angeles named it one of the best spots for mac 'n' cheese in Orange County in 2012, and David Tutera chose Elbow to cater on an episode of My Fair Wedding.