Monday, September 21, 2015

The Search Begins

My name is Ashton and I love to eat. You may call me a self-proclaimed cookie connoisseur, a mac and cheese enthusiast, a pasta-farian, or a celebrator of chicken. Really, you may call me anything that applies to being a fan of food. However, for the sake of self-accountability in trying to finish something that I've started, I will be documenting my pursuit of the perfect bowl of mac and cheese. Needless to say, I would never limit myself to just mac and cheese. All things containing sugar are also my not-so-secret addiction. But, I'd like to start with Macaroni.

As an Atlanta native, I'm familiar with most of the city's favorite restaurants. The Vortex, Mary Mac's Tea Room, Ray's on the River, Okay Cafe and Thumbs Up Diner, are just a few of the places that I've formed an emotional connection to. Although, I was scrolling through my phone the other day, and came across a list titled "6 of Atlanta's Best Bowls of Macaroni and Cheese." How on Earth could I pass up an opportunity like that?! I decided to check it out. Lo and behold, everything on the list sounded amazing!

I showed the list to my boyfriend, and we both sat on the couch getting excited about all of the different things that people have decided to do with a bowl of pasta and cheese. So, I made it our (my) personal mission to complete this list, in pursuit of the best there is. Tonight, we begin at Kozmo Gastropub. Said to have macaroni with bacon and truffle oil, my expectations are extremely high. I mean... cheese AND bacon? It's a little bowl of heaven. I'm not the biggest fan of truffle oil, but I'm willing to overlook it for the sake of bacon. Hopefully, we'll be off to an amazing start and it will be everything I've ever dreamed macaroni could be. If it is or it isn't, I shall go on. But, not for at least a week and a half. I have to pace myself, not only to avoid becoming obese, but also to avoid being completely poor. Food is expensive! I'm a broke college student, so money is in constant recession. Ain't nobody got time for that!
Tomorrow, I'll tell you how it went.

Here's the list if you'd like to read it yourself. It's by Colleen McNally. I have no idea who she is, but I'm assuming she knows what she's talking about.

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