2005_01_food_maccheese.jpgDamn, it's cold outside. The past few days have made us want to curl up in our flannel p.j.'s and fuzzy slippers, rent movies, and seek warmth and solace in our favorite comfort foods. Near the top of almost everyone's comfort food list is macaroni and cheese, and this week New York Magazine rounds up some of the creamiest, cheesiest versions in the city.

We've had the versions at Blue Smoke and the Bar @ Etats-Unis, but we'd like to add City Bakery's version to the list -- extra-sharp Cheddar gives it a nice cheesy zing. If you're feeling up to it, you can whip up some of your own mac & cheese with the recipe from the now-closed Canteen. When we published this one, people went nuts asking us if it was the mac & cheese from Canteen (it is). We've also had Emeril's four-cheese version, which kicked major ass, on New Year's Day. Admittedly, our judgment might have been slightly hangover-impaired, but either way, we were certainly comforted by it.

Where's your favorite mac & cheese?