If Smokehouse 21 were to have a coat of arms, then that coat of arms would prominently feature a pig. And riding atop that pig would be a young, fat child. And that child would no doubt be eating from his or her favorite dish: a healthy, hearty bowl of macaroni and cheese.
That’s because everyone knows that every child loves more than even ponies and puppies a hot bowl of macaroni and cheese. And while our mac n’ cheese may be not be the the liking of every child (many of whom are loyal to whatever comes from a box), we know that the older, wiser child in you will love it.
See, while we take an awful lot of pride in the quality and the preparation of our smoked meats, we take a lot of pride in our sides, too, and we like to think of our macaroni and cheese as the feather in our cap, the sapphire or the ruby in our many-splendored crown.
And as any Southerner worth her whalebone petticoat or his seersucker suit will tell you, nothing pairs as well with a slab of smoked meat than a good, rich and creamy mac ‘n’ cheese.
On the rich and the creamy, to wit: the cheese in our mac ‘n’ cheese numbers four and is, in sum, the melted amalgamation of cheddar, asiago, gorgonzola and fontina.
But if that doesn’t sound rich enough, consider that the boys in the back have smoked for several hours large slabs of bacon, which they then slice, dice and scatter into each individual dish.
And just to give it a little extra oomph, we top the whole thing with crumblings from our housemade bacon-molasses cornbread.
We think you’ll agree that it really doesn’t get any better than this. Really.
You also might want to keep in mind that this is one of the few dishes that we can prepare sans meat. But just so you know, our bacon-mac is a foul temptress—we’ve know quite a few vegetarians (whom we shall not out), who’ve had at many our sides, eating even those most bacony.
So come on in and order up some thickly sliced Barbecued Brisket or a house-stuffed Texan Hot Link Sausage or two, and pair it all with a steamy, creamy, wholesome dish of mac ‘n’ cheese. It’ll remind the child in you that good things do, in fact, get better the older you get.