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Do You Love Macaroni and Cheese?

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A local restaurant is hoping that you do, and that you love it enough to eat it on a fairly regular basis. Jus' Mac, an all-macaroni-and-cheese restaurant, is set to open in the Heights at Yale and 26th in a few months. We first caught wind of this news on HAIF, which included a link to the restaurant's Facebook page, where you can see a depiction (albeit a small one) of what the new place will look like.

But the bigger question here is: What macaroni dishes will be on the menu? We're hoping for a standard classic -- with elbow macaroni in a bechamel sauce cut with cheddar, and nothing else -- that trumpets a menu filled with more dynamic pastas like fusili, farfalle, conchiglie and our favorite, cavatappi (but please -- no penne), alongside sauces with dozens of varieties of cheese. We'd also like to see veggie macaroni and cheese dishes filled with sauteed bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms and pine nuts, as well as meatier versions with applewood-smoked bacon and scallions or roasted chicken with peas and carrots.

What's your favorite macaroni and cheese combo? Are you hoping to see it on the menu at Jus' Mac? And more importantly, will you eat at a restaurant that serves nothing but macaroni and cheese on a routine basis, or do you think that Jus' Mac is doomed to be a flash-in-the-pan novelty before it even opens?

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