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5 Best: Cheesy Dishes

03/26/2020 05:00AM ● By Kylie Cooper

By: Kylie Cooper   Photo by: Rachel Benavides

Here at The Bend Magazine, we’re firm believers in the idea that there is no such thing as too much cheese. From pasta and pizza to queso and nachos, the more cheese…the better. With our stance on cheese being made clear, we wanted to round up five of the cheesiest dishes (of all varieties) around town for your next indulgent outing. 

The McLovin’ Burger - 8TE
We’re here to say mac and cheese most certainly belongs on a burger. 8TE serves up one epic mac and cheese burger and it definitely belongs on this list. The McLovin’ Burger comes with a hefty topping of cheesy pasta on top of a burger patty, lettuce, tomatoes, and bourbon caramelized bacon. 1220 Airline #250 

Drunken Mac - Jefe's Mobile Cafe
Jefe’s Mobile Cafe brings out their oh-so-coveted mac n cheese for special occasions, and when they do, be prepared. The Drunken Mac is not only incredibly cheesy, but it’s topped with bacon, cilantro, and, yup you guessed it, more cheese. The food truck always posts when this fan-favorite plans to make a guest appearance so keep an eye on their social media. Locations vary, Jefe’s Mobile Cafe on FB

Grilled 3 Cheese - Surfside Sandwich Shoppe
A list of cheesy dishes wouldn’t feel right without a classic grilled cheese. So simple, yet so satisfying. The kitchen over at Surfside Sandwich Shoppe makes a pretty fantastic one. With American, Jack, and Swiss all melted together within two slices of Texas Toast and the addition of ham, you’ve got yourself a rather ideal sandwich. 15113 SPID

Loaded Nachos - Brick Bar + Bites
The kitchen inside Brick Bar + Bites has created the perfect bar food menu for our eating pleasure. However, it’s their loaded nachos that reign supreme for the purpose of this list. Smothered in queso blanco, the dish features corn tortilla chips, pulled pork, black beans, jalapenos, and Yellowbird cream sauce. 4535 SPID 

Lamb Dunk - Black Sheep Bistro
This local Island favorite always whips up plates you’ll never forget and a favorite among guests is this appetizer. The Lamb Dunk is a rich and savory fondue made with fresh manchego, Monterey Jack, and sharp cheddar served with seared New Zealand lamb chops, roasted butternut squash, and broccoli florets. 15201 SPID