Crave Kitchen & Cocktails executive chef Landen Ganstrom is a five-time winner of the Charleston Mac Off, a competition that seeks to find the best macaroni and cheese in the Lowcountry. With this distinction, the dish is one of the most popular items at the Mount Pleasant restaurant.
"Guests will eat it for an appetizer, a salad, and entree, and even dessert," says Crave owner Peter Woodman about the famous mac and cheese, "And Landen won't tell me the secret recipe."
After an attempt to open a stand-alone macaroni spot in downtown Charleston fell through, the team at Crave decided on a food truck, and Mac Daddy was born. Chefs Ben Culp and William Miller will bring the precious cheesy recipe to crowds beyond the Mount Pleasant establishment. Visitors to the mobile kitchen will get a chance to choose from different sizes of mac and customize their bowls with bacon, pulled pork, lobster, shrimp, broccoli, jalapeños, and various chickens of fried, grilled, and buffalo status. Salad and sandwich specials will also be available for the cheese haters.
Look for the truck to hit the roads very soon.