The Misfit’s Baked Mac + Cheese

Before I knew The Misfit served gourmet macaroni and cheese, I really wanted to go there because it was “the new” restaurant-bar in Santa Monica and everyone only had good things to say about it. When my friend told me we were going there to start of her bachelorette party, I was stoked, and scouredContinue reading “The Misfit’s Baked Mac + Cheese”

Mac & Cheeza’s Macaroni and Cheese

Unlike all the other restaurants I’ve reviewed, Mac & Cheeza, which has a location in downtown Los Angeles and Bakersfield, doesn’t have a fancy name for its signature dish. Maybe it’s because the owner didn’t want to fall into the trend of leading customers on with snazzy “gourmet” names. Maybe it’s because a single nameContinue reading “Mac & Cheeza’s Macaroni and Cheese”

The Grilled Cheese Truck’s Cheesy Mac and Rib Sandwich

The last gourmet macaroni and cheese I sampled brings to mind two of my favorite TV shows as a kid… I used to watch Full House religiously every afternoon with my sister, and there’s one episode that stands out as a favorite. Little Michelle is trying to earn her Girl Scout cooking badge and UncleContinue reading “The Grilled Cheese Truck’s Cheesy Mac and Rib Sandwich”

Panera’s Signature Macaroni & Cheese

Although this mac ‘n’ cheese doesn’t fall under the gourmet noodle dishes that many restaurants are trying to exploit and that I’m intent on taste-testing, I had to include it in my Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese Quest because it’s a fairly new addition to Panera’s already extensive menu (less than two years old, which isContinue reading “Panera’s Signature Macaroni & Cheese”

Barney’s Beanery’s Macaroni & Cheese

This mac ‘n’ cheese was one I’ve been looking forward to reviewing for a long time. Even before moving up to Santa Monica, I had visited and fell in love with Barney’s Beanery – a restaurant I’d often call Billy’s Beanery or Johnny’s Beanery, simply because I could never remember the name. So, you canContinue reading “Barney’s Beanery’s Macaroni & Cheese”

Rock Bottom’s Classic Mac ‘n’ Chicken

This is another impromptu inclusion to the Mac ‘n’ Cheese Quest because I met friends for lunch at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and saw macaroni and cheese on the menu. I didn’t actually order it, but my boyfriend did, so I took every opportunity I could to steal a bite. The restaurant’s “Classic MacContinue reading “Rock Bottom’s Classic Mac ‘n’ Chicken”

My Master Cleanse Diary

Day One I didn’t get hungry till noon and then again around 5, and it wasn’t feelings of starvation or horrible hunger pains. Just a slight feeling of wanting something substantial in my stomach. But the rest of the day was. I was extremely tired and cold today, but I don’t know if it’s attributedContinue reading “My Master Cleanse Diary”

Attempting the Master Cleanse

The idea behind keeping a diary during my 10 days of the infamous Master Cleanse was more for me to track my progress than anything. But even before typing Day One for my first entry, I’d decided I’d make it a journal not only for myself but also for others, my readers and anyone elseContinue reading “Attempting the Master Cleanse”