So today was the big day…Urban Swank does Jus Mac, can you say THE MAC SHOWDOWN!
We were so excited and have been counting down the days until we visited this spot. One of the first things we knew was that we needed a strategy (yes, a strategy for Mac and Cheese). So bringing the Urban Swank hubbies was going to be a must; we figured this way we could taste more of the 20 flavors. Next, we needed to dress the part; elastic pants would have been ideal but not at all SWANKY (we opted for dresses for the cute and roomy factor :-). Now that we’ve gotten all that taken care of it’s time for the main event. DRUM ROLL PLEASE…
Your starting line up for the night was:
1. Cheeseburger – All Beef Patties, Onions, Garlic topped w/Colby Jack (added bacon)
2. Chili Cheese – Homemade Chili topped w/Colby Jack & Fritos
3. Popeye – Fresh Spinach, Onions, Mushrooms, topped w/Mozzarella & Parmesan (added seared chicken)
4. Taco Mexi – Beef, Tomatoes, Onions, Avocado, topped w/Colby Jack & Chips
5. Italiano – Fresh Meatballs, Roasted Tomatoes topped w/Mozzarella & Parmesan
6. Pit Master – Brisket topped w/Colby Jack and BBQ Sauce
Jus Mac offers two sizes for their Mac and Cheese. They have the personal size and the regular size. Here is the breakdown. If you are hungry, go for the regular size. The personal size is quite small and is great for a child or a light eater. Since we wanted to try several options, with many of our selections, we opted for the regular size. It worked out well and everyone was able to taste a bit of everything. They come in these super cool mini cast iron skillets with handles (in two sizes of course). The handles are covered with pot holders (as the skillets come straight out from the oven). When ordering your Mac and Cheese you have three options in regards to your macaroni: whole grain, low carb, and regular. We went regular all the way! The staff at Jus Mac are super nice. That’s always a plus. We even had an opportunity to try their chocolate chip cookies; sorry, “chocolate CHUNK cookies”. Urban Girl actually ate that BEFORE her Mac and Cheese! Yes, YUM-MY!
It was hard to pick a winner because they all were so good! Honestly, every single one was awesome. We are seriously already talking about what we will get on our next visit. These guys have not only made Jus Mac the new Baskin Robbins (21 flavors…come on folks stay with me) of the Mac & Cheese world, but have found a way to make it SEXY. However, if we had to pick a winner of the night, it would be the Chili Cheese. If you grew up partaking in old fashion frito pies..this is no doubt an upgraded foodie version of that. Everything you love about fritos pies has somehow been transformed into a sultry dish that is out of this world. You go Jus Mac!
This place has been an instant hit in the city and the owners are currently preparing to open their second location in Sugarland. Jus Mac has officially been SWANKED!
The winner by TKO! 🙂