Smugglers Smokehouse takes homestyle mac and cheese with a blend of four cheeses and salt and pepper, and kicks it up a notch with a blend of secret spices. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Mac and cheese your way for National Mac and Cheese Day

Smugglers Smokehouse takes homestyle mac and cheese up a notch with flavouring

In honour of National Mac and Cheese Day, we stopped by Smugglers Smoke House to see how the pros serve up ooey gooey cheese and noodles.

Although the restaurant isn’t open at it’s new location at 536 Main St. on July 14, you can still get your fix at their Red Rooster Winery location. Owner/operator Josh Shulman said customers can have their homestyle mac and cheese their way at his barbecue-themed restuarant.

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“Our mac and cheese is pretty simple really. We start with a blend of four different cheeses, add salt and pepper, and then we add a secret spice blend,” said Shulman. “It’s made using traditional homestyle techniques, we just kick it up a notch with flavouring. And people can always add meat to the dish – we do a pulled pork mac and cheese. Or I’ve also cut up brisket and folded it in, and you can do with the chicken or sausage.”

Shulman said if you’re looking to pair your mac and cheese with a drink, he recommends their lemonade. He said their restaurant doesn’t have its liquor license yet, but those taking their mac and cheese to go should consider pairing it with a sour beer like the one at Penticton’s Cannery Brewing.

“Business has been going great so far in the new location. July is definitely a tick-up from June and August will be even more-so. But we’re here for the locals, we’re open all year,” said Shulman. “So when you have friends or family in town, there’s only so many unique places in town. There’s five sushi joints, four Indian places, plenty of pubs, burger and pizza places, but only one barbecue.”

Smugglers Smokehouse is open Monday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant’s Red Rooster location is also open Wednesday to Sunday, and it is listed on Skip the Dishes for those looking for delivery.

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