Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review: American Kitchen

American Kitchen
71 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette

Thanks to my friend, Andrea, I've found another location with a full selection of different kinds of mac and cheeses.  However, only on Wednesdays.

American Kitchen in Lafayette boasts a full list of 11 different kinds of mac and cheese variations for their Mac N' Cheese Wednesdays every week.

There's everything from a basic mac, to a truffle mac, to a cajun mac, or even a BBQ chicken mac (which is what I chose to try).  Pretty much a little something for everyone.  It's actually pretty hard to choose.  But after a glass of wine and some time to unwind after a long day at work, my friend and I chose our fates: the BBQ Chicken Mac and the Southwestern Mac.

The Southwestern Mac consisted of a mix of pepper jack cheese, crispy tortilla, roasted corn and steak.  While it had pretty decent flavor, the cheese sauce itself was rather watery.  I would wonder if that had something to do with the choice of cheese.  I've never tried to melt down pepper jack.  Not sure how that would turn out.

Andrea's Southwestern Mac

My BBQ Chicken Mac
On the flip side, my BBQ Chicken Mac was relatively creamy, probably because they add an extra topping of cheddar cheese.  It consisted of cheddar cheese, shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, and normally comes with onions, but I had those taken out since I have a weird thing about onions.  No judging!  I know a lot of people love onions.  I just don't like the texture.  Anyway, it was actually pretty good.  The chicken wasn't shredded in a way that I expected but tasted fine, and the whole thing had the taste of a BBQ chicken sandwich.  I'm not sure if that means that I would rather just have a BBQ chicken sandwich... Nah, this was pretty fun :)

There's plenty other menu options I'm hoping to try in the future, the most of which being their basic mac and cheese.  I feel like you get a better feel for how good a mac and cheese dish offering is by knowing how the restaurant makes the basic dish.  Looks like I'll just have to go back. 

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