The Bite: Our House

Our House

36 Main Street, Winooski Circle

802 497 1884

Almost everyone has someone in their life that makes “the best mac-and-cheese in the world.” In my life, my friend’s mom Toni is the winner of this title. The only mac-and-cheese I’ve ever found to rival it was at Our House in the Winooski Circle. This local restaurant, which promotes its “Twisted Comfort Food” has a whole page of their menu dedicated to their funky and flavorful mac-and-cheese varieties.

When you get to the restaurant, you instantly feel laid back because of the at- mosphere inside. The dim lights provide a more intimate setting, but the smells of the kitchen reach out into the restaurant and tantalize you while you settle in and decide your choice of eats.

Feeling bold? Try the Peanut Butter and Jelly Mac, which has a peanut Thai flavor with jalapeño jam on top to bring this spicy and sweet dish to life. Feeling like keeping it simple with original mac-and-cheese? Try their Super Cheesy Mac. This dish packs in five different types of cheese (Swiss, cheddar, asiago, mozzarella and bleu) to give depth to the flavors in every bite.

Not a mac-and-cheese fanatic? Our House also has a full dinner menu with specialties including chicken potpie, meatloaf and tacos. They also have a full signature sandwich menu, which includes a Reuben, stacked with roast beef, sauerkraut and house dressing. With the variety of this menu, you’re sure to find something for every palate at your table, and everyone will leave with a full stomach.

Pro Tip: On Tuesdays, Our House runs a special of $2 off mac-and-cheese dishes and $2 Switchbacks for those who are 21 and older.

Favorite Dish: I tend to go for the Buffalo Chicken Mac. The spicy flavor mixed with creamy bleu cheese and tender chicken makes this dish a filling and satisfying dinner. Most times, I can’t eat the whole thing, so it serves for lunch the next day too!

Off of the mac-and-cheese menu, the Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto would be my next pick. The risotto is perfectly creamy and is complimented with a side salad of arugula dressed in balsamic vinaigrette, making a diverse and delicious meal.

Student Opinion: “I really like their Chicken Parmesan Mac,” said Erin Spellman, ’15. “The whole menu there is amazing. And the mojitos are on point. All around one of my favorite restaurants near school.”

By Michelle Moreau

Photo Editor