The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck



Early last year, Bucktown bar owner Jim Lasky and chef Cary Taylor jumped into the Chicago food truck scene. The bar doesn’t do lunch, but the truck, well it sold out the first day in 25 minutes. Turns out Chicagoans like their mac and cheese, and the truck features a menu with 12 options: six vegetarian and six decidedly non-vegetarian. There’s a pimento mac and cheese, and a New Mexican green chile, habanero, and cotija rendition, and others featuring truffle, sun-dried tomato, roasted artichoke, and goat cheese. Chef Taylor’s meatier mac and cheese include among them riffs on pizza and Buffalo wings. There’s one with pepperoni, tomato, and basil, and another with pulled chicken, Buffalo sauce, and blue cheese. — Arthur Bovino, 7/13/2012


TWITTER: @thesouthernmac

Foursquare Tips

  • "They have such fabulous, delicious creations. They offer a Foursquare deal, they are very active on Facebook/Twitter which makes them super easy to find and track down." - Nicole Lumbreras
  • Since pretty much everything tastes better with melted cheese, chef Cary Taylor isnt short of options, topping his pasta with everything from smoked bacon and blue cheese to roasted mushrooms.
  • the blue cheese with pecans & apples = delish!
  • The Signature Smoked Gouda is the way to go! (so gouda!)
  • Bacon, mushroom & bleu cheese is incredible!Also they now serve small sizes so I can get 2 different flavors!
  • bacon & blue cheese. OMG.
  • Executive chef Cary Taylor makes an incredible mac 'n' cheese. Go early--they will sell out!
  • Try the sun dried tomato
  • Come early! The Vienna dog & cheddar is my fave so far. If you like spicy, try the sausage and giardinera.
  • Follow the truck on Twitter (@thesouthernmac) to figure out where it will be heading next!
  • Crawfish Mac and cheese. Epic.
  • The original (made w/ cheddar) is only available in a small but it's OK because it's just large enough
  • Chorizo with pepperjack & cojita? Whodathunk mac and cheese could be so delicious!
  • Can't go wrong with the buffalo chicken/blue cheese. So good.
  • The Southern Mac is chef Cary Taylor of the Southerns mobile ode to macaroni and cheese.
  • The mac and cheese must be the offspring of God and carbohydrates. Literally every flavor is great.
  • Italian sausage, mozzarella, and giardiniera is amazing. highly recommended.
  • Truffle infused white cheddar is yum!
  • Went with the truffle infused White Cheddar - nice, but light on the truffle. dst