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Return of the Mac: Hoboken Festival Back With Spins on Cheesy Favorite

The Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival made its return after two long years

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The long-awaited Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival made its return this past weekend, opening the gates to a carb-filled heaven. 

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, locals and out-of-towners were finally able to participate in the cheesiest event in Mile Square City.

The event was hosted by Hoboken Happy Hours, a Facebook group dedicated to “Hoboken happenings.” More than 700 participants came out to the exclusive event to sample mac and cheese crafted by 11 different vendors from some of the best spots in Hoboken.

Participating locations/sampling included:

  • Alessio's - Italian Four Cheeses Mac & Cheese
  • Disco Dillas - Mac & Cheese Quesadilla
  • Imposto's Pizza - Traditional Mac & Cheese
  • Madd Hatter - Buffalo Mac & Cheese, Truffle Mac & Cheese, Steak Mac & Cheese
  • The Madison - Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Bombs
  • Myron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque - Traditional Mac & Cheese
  • Quality Greens - Traditional Mac & Cheese
  • Tony Boloney's - “My Parents are Lazy” slice (Mac & Cheese with Hotdog Slices)
  • The Shepherd & The Knucklehead - Traditional Mac & Cheese
  • The Stewed Cow - Pulled BBQ Pork or Spicy Cheddar & Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Union Hall - Mac Balls Parmesan

This year Hoboken Happy Hours partnered with Party With A Purpose, a Hoboken non-profit that supports children’s initiatives. A portion of all ticket sales were donated to the foundation.

Ben and Jerry's also participated in the event, handing out a complimentary sweet treat to the mac enthusiasts.

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