Denver mac and cheese

Denver Mac and Cheese Reviews | Forest Room 5

Mac and cheese is one of my greatest loves so I decided to start a blog series reviewing Denver mac and cheese dishes from restaurants around town. I’m on a mission to spread the word about the best and worst mac and cheeses in the area. My quest is to find the best in town. Join me as I eat my way through Denver, one mac and cheese review at a time. Today, I’m reviewing Forest Room 5’s mac and cheese entree. Enjoy!

Denver Mac and Cheese Rating

Flavor – 3/5
Consistency – 3/5
Presentation – 4/5
Price – 5/5
Topping – 3/5
Mix in options – 2/5
Total: 20/30
Conclusion: Great!

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Forest Room 5

Forest Room 5 is a quirky little bar in LoHi with a whimsical forest theme. If you’re into sitting on stumps or drinking around a campfire, this is the place for you. Since I don’t drink, my favorite bars or breweries are the ones with good food and this place got bonus points for having a mac and cheese. They’re version of the classic dish has a great, creamy cheddar based sauce. While the cheddar provided a nice flavor and texture, it left me wanting more in terms of cheese variety and overall flavor. While the sauce was creamy, all the moisture seemed to sink to the bottom, leaving the top dry.

This mac and cheese was pretty pretty. Cavatappi pasta is always a solid choice and the skillet it was served in added a nice visual touch. The dish was topped with plenty of fresh herbs, which were delicious, but the topping lacked the crunch I look for in a good mac and cheese.

The menu listed two mix in options, bacon or green chile. While I appreciate that there were meat and veggie options, there were still only two mix ins available. I went with the original, and it was very filling. I showed up hungry and left satisfied. At only $8, it was a great priced meal and cheaper than the drinks! Plus, the mix ins were only $1 each. Forest Room 5 made a great mac and cheese for those hungry or sober bar hoppers!

Denver mac and cheese

Obligatory cheesy photo of me eating mac and cheese!

Denver mac and cheese review

Where’s the best mac and cheese you’ve had in Denver? Comment below so I know where to try next! Click here for all my Denver mac and cheese reviews. And check out my About Me page to see what else I’m obsessed with!

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Denver Mac and Cheese Reviews

Denver Mac and Cheese Reviews | Wynkoop Brewing Company

Mac and cheese is one of my greatest loves so I decided to start a blog series reviewing Denver mac and cheese dishes from restaurants around town. I’m on a mission to spread the word about the best and worst mac and cheeses in the area. My quest is to find the best in town. Join me as I eat my way through Denver, one mac and cheese review at a time. Today, I’m reviewing Wynkoop Brewing Company’s mac and cheese entree. Enjoy!

Denver Mac and Cheese Rating

Flavor – 3/5
Consistency – 2/5
Presentation – 3/5
Price – 3/5
Topping – 2/5
Mix in options – 4/5
Total: 19/30
Conclusion: Good

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I’ve been to Wynkoop Brewing Company before and I had an appetizer size of the mac and cheese. This time, it was time to try the real deal. The main flavor I got from this mac and cheese was a green chile flavor. This is a common ingredient in many dishes in Denver, but it was not listed on the menu, which I would have appreciated. I’m not a big fan of green chile but it didn’t turn me off to the dish too much.

The consistency of this mac and cheese was a bit disappointing. It was not as creamy as I expect from a good mac and cheese. The dryness didn’t necessarily come from a lack of sauce, although it could have used more overall. It mainly came from the sauce itself. The choice of cheeses and other proportions left a bit of a dry feeling in my mouth after each bite.

The default topping for Wynkoop Brewing Company’s mac and cheese included breadcrumbs, herbs, and parmesan. While it wasn’t gooey and melty, it was quite tasty and the breadcrumbs added a nice crunch.

The “mix-ins” were not actually mixed in but instead put on top, which seemed like an afterthought. I took one point off presentation because I think it took away from the overall look. There were great protein mix in options but no other options like veggies or different cheeses. I went with bacon, which always makes everything better!

In terms of price, $11 was a good value for the quantity (I took half of it home for leftovers), but the quality wasn’t outstanding and some topping prices were almost as much as the dish itself. Overall, Wynkoop Brewing Company offers a good, solid mac and cheese, with options to mix it up each time you visit.

Denver Mac and Cheese Reviews

Obligatory cheesy photo of me eating mac and cheese!

Denver Mac and Cheese

Where’s the best mac and cheese you’ve had in Denver? Comment below so I know where to try next! Click here (link coming soon) for all my Denver mac and cheese reviews. And check out my About Me page to see what else I’m obsessed with!