'Beecher's Handmade Cheese' on Serious Eats

14 Great Lunches in the Flatiron District

The Flatiron District, named after its iconic wedge-shaped building, is always bustling, especially around lunch. But finding an especially good one in this busy office neighborhood can be more of a challenge than you'd think. With that in mind, we've compiled 14 of our favorite lunches in the area: budget-friendly sandwiches, filling noodle bowls, and some nicer sitdowns. More

Lunch To-Go: Beecher's Handmade Cheese

The mac and cheese from Beecher's is $5.25 for a small, and though it does not bear a golden, crunchy crust like City Bakery's, it's plenty rich—the penne noodles enrobed with a silky, decidedly indulgent blend of Beecher's nutty Flagship and Just Jack cheeses. They call it the "world's best" mac and cheese, and while I wouldn't go that far, it's an excellent bet for the neighborhood. More

Serious Cheese: Beecher's Handmade in Seattle

"Beecher's is a great model for the new urban gastronomy—it reminds us city-dwellers that food comes from somewhere." Photographs courtesy of Beecher's Handmade Cheese Seattle's Pike Place Market delicately straddles two seemingly antithetical modes: down-home city produce market with plenty of local flair, and crowded tourist trap complete with fishmonger hijinks and overpriced hippie regalia. But to paint this place in such broad strokes is to miss the real beauty of it. What it comes down to for me is that for all the spectacle, a lot of the food you can get at Pike Place is really, seriously good. Other than the fishmongers, nowhere in the market is food performance as important to the experience than at Beecher's Handmade... More

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