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Settler's scores big with new mac and cheese dishes

Dec 9, 2015

posted by Howard Owens, The Batavian


What started out as a daily special has become a daily staple at Settler's Restaurant -- Mac and Cheese.

"We'd see it around other places and thought we would give it a try," said John Spyropoulos. "People love mac and cheese these days. It's kind of a fad. We tried it and people loved it."

The eight-item special mac and cheese menu will be incorporated into the restaurant's regular menu next month, Spyropoulos said.

"We're already known for our homemade soups and our Greek salads, so if this becomes one more thing we're known for, that's good," Spyropoulos said.

The choices on the menu are:

  • Homemade Mac and Cheese

  • Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

  • Philly Seak Mac and Cheese

  • Tomato and Bacon Mac and Cheese

  • All-American Mac and Cheese

  • Broccoli Mac and Cheese

  • Hot Dog Mac and Cheese

  • Stinger Mac and Cheese

Settler's regulars might detect a theme to the menu -- the options match many of the recipes on the restaurant's sandwich menu.

John's wife Miranda created the cheese sauce (milk, cheddar and American cheese, white pepper and garlic powder), but what really tops off the huge bowl of elbow noodles is the Ritz-cracker crust.

"Now we have to make cheese sauce all the time," Miranda said. "We’re going through gallons and gallons of milk and butter."

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