Mac and cheese remains one of America's favorite comfort foods, and even though it's not exactly comfort food weather yet, the fourth annual Austin Mac & Cheese Fest is already on the horizon.

On Nov. 10, mac and cheese lovers will gather at Carson Creek Ranch to sample dozens of pasta-and-cheese combinations from local restaurants and food trucks, including Loro, Max's Wine Dive, The League Kitchen, Punch Bowl Social, Shake Shack, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Black's BBQ and Sixth & Waller, the restaurant at the East Austin Hotel. Attendees will vote on their favorite mac, as will a panel of judges.

VIP entry for the event starts at 11 a.m. and includes extra tastings from Monger's Kitchen, Vamonos and a mac & cheese toppings bar curated by Antonelli's Cheese Co. General admission is at noon. You can buy tickets ($45, $90 for VIP) and find out more at mac-n-cheese-fest.ticketbud.com/austin-2019.

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