07/08/2013 08:35 pm ET Updated Jul 09, 2013

Best Mac And Cheese In LA: The Top 10 (PHOTOS)

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This story comes courtesy of Neon Tommy.

By Kelli Shiroma

July 7 marks a momentous occasion indeed, as it is “National Macaroni Day,” while “National Mac & Cheese Day” falls on either July 13 or 14, according to cheese company websites like Tillamook and other food blogs. The official “National Mac & Cheese Day” seems debatable, as some food blogs post it as being July 13, while others claim it is July 14.

What better way to celebrate “National Macaroni Day” by making mac & cheese, the beloved, home-cooked, classic, comfort food dish? There are countless ways to make this family favorite, ranging from “traditional” versions of the dish to unique, creative combinations that comprise a variety of ingredients. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating your ideal mac & cheese dish, whether you prefer it as a creamy dinner entrée, gussied up as a breaded appetizer or snack, or even put into a sandwich … as The Grilled Cheese Truck proves with its signature “Cheesy Mac and Rib” melt.

How are you celebrating “National Macaroni Day?” You can either cook up your favorite version of this beloved dish, or check out some of these restaurants—in L.A. and beyond—that provide their own versions of this classic comfort food.

Top Ten Mac & Cheese