November 14, 2022

Photos: All the Delicious Food We Saw at the Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown

Things got real cheesy as local restaurants competed in the annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Friday, Nov. 11.

Twelve restaurants brought out their best mac & cheese dishes for the chance to be named Mac N' Cheese Champion of Cincinnati. And while literally everything looked delicious, only one place could take the crown: Talons, with Soul Secrets coming in second.

Keep scrolling to see all the delicious cheesy and pasta-y goodness we saw at the Mac & Cheese Throwdown.

Talons, 401 Greenup St., Covington.

Soul Secrets, 1434 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine.



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The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.
Photo: Catie Viox
The annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown at The Phoenix on Nov. 11, 2022.