list updated as of October 18th, 2015

* vegetarian option

Who will be competing for your votes?

It's all going down on October 24th, 2015! Who will take THE GOLDEN NOODLE home and win bragging rights for 2015. 

TWO GOLDEN NOODLE's will be awarded this year for the ultimate mac & cheese showdown.

Bookmark this page to stay updated on the latest restaurants added. 

Lunch Session (12pm-3pm)

Restaurant | Chef | Dish

10pin Bowling Lounge | Chef Javier Avalos | Cavatappi Pasta Baked with Wisconsin Smoked Cheddar*

AMK Kitchen Bar | Chef Barney Smith | AMK's Mac & Cheese - GOLDEN NOODLE WINNER for Best Mac & Cheese

Bistro Dre | Chef Andre Christopher | Drive-In Mac & Cheese*

Blackfinn Ameripub | Chef Ted Prosk | Mac & Cheese Pulled Pork

BourBonQue | Chef Kevin Whittier | Macaroni with 7 Cheese Blend, Crawfish, and Turkey Andouille Sausage

Bub City | Chef Doug Psaltis | Baby Back Mac Pulled Baby Back Ribs

Carnivale | Chef Rodolfo Cuadros | Mac & Cheesecake* - Most Creative Dish Award

Chicago Q | ------ | Chicago Q's Mac & Cheese

Cite | Chef Oscar Ornelas | Lobster Mac & Cheese

Connie's Pizza | ----- | Connie's Mac & Cheese

Creative Conecepts | Chef Turon Cummings | Macaroni & Cheese Cabonara with Crispy Onions

Devon Seafood Grill | Chef John Cosnotti | Lobster Mac & Cheese

Erie Cafe | Chef Gabriella Lenzi | Gabbie's Italian Mac & Cheese

Famous Dave's | Chef Daniel Specht & Jeff Butler | Dave's Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Fiesta Mexicana | Chef Tania D'Agostino & Ricardo Choque | Fiesta's Mac & Cheese

Goddess and Grocer | Chef Andrew Bick | Goddess Chorizo Mac N Cheese

Halsted's Bar & Grill | ----- | Halsted's Mac & Cheese

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House Chicago | Chef Brian Key | Alaskan Red King Crab Mac & Cheese

Jimmy Green's Bar & Grill | ----- | Jimmy Green's Mac & Cheese

Kitty O'Sheas | Chef Mark Brand & Erica McGhee | Kitty's Mac & Cheese - 1st Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese

Knife & Tine | Chef Hugo Guadarrama | Knife & Tine Mac & Cheese - Best Presentation Award for Booth

Louie's Chophouse | Chef Michael Vardikos | Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

Luella's Southern Kitchen | Chef Darnell Reed | BBQ Brisket Mac & Cheese

Michael Jordan's Steak House | Chef Craig Couper | Raclette Mac & Cheese with Baked Bacon

Mr. Brown's Lounge | Chef Chris Douglas | Island Style Mac & Cheese*

Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro | Chef John Smith | Guinness Mac & Cheese

Municipal Bar & Dining Company | Chef Archie Sanchez | Municipal's Mac & Cheese

Noodles & Company | Chef Mike Kinzig | Wisconsin Mac & Cheese

Old Town Pour House | Chef Paul Katz | Truffle Mac & Cheese

Orso's Restaurant | Chef Victor Flores | Mama Orso's Spicy Prosciutto Mac & Cheese

Parker's Restaurant & Bar | Chef Pat McLanghlin | Cajun Style Mac & Cheese

Pranzi | Chef Geouoni Sarmento | Pranzi's Mac & Cheese

Pearl Tavern | Chef Frank Valdez | Lobster Macaroni

Porkchop | Chef Kenneth Robinson | Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Bites

Public House | Chef Jeremy Tannehill | Mac w/ Bacon, Mushroom and Truffle Oil

Real Urban Barbeque | Chef Jeff Shapiro | White Mac-n-Blue Cheese Cakes -  2nd Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese

Reggies | ----- | Reggies Baked Mac & Cheese

Rockit Burger Bar | Chef Amanda Downing | Buffalo Mac & Cheese

Rudy's Bar and Grille | ----- | Rudy's Mac & Cheese

Sam & Harry's | Chef Jack Delby | Sam & Harry's Mac & Cheese

South Water Kitchen | Chef Roger Waysok | Smoke Tomato, White Cheddar Mac & Cheese w/ Krispy Kale

State Restaurant & Cafe | ----- | State's Mac & Cheese

The Kerryman | Chef Damien Moloney | Kerryman Mac & Cheese

The Marq | Chef Michael Prahl | Mac & Cheese Bites

The Ogden | Chef Chris de la Cueva | Smoked Mac & Cheese w/ Wild Mushrooms*

Untitled Supper Club | Chef Michael Dean Reynolds | Untitled Mac & Cheese

Via Carducci Restaurants | ----- | Via Carducci's Mac & Cheese

Whisk | Chef Ricardo Rodriguez | Whisk's Mac & Cheese

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse | Chef Mark Hill | Brunch Mac & Cheese

Wishbone Restaurant (Washington) | Chef Joel Nickson | Low Country Shrimp n' Mac

Zed451 | ----- | Smoked Mozzarella & Gouda Mac & Cheese

Dinner Session (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Restaurant | Chef | Dish

10pin Bowling Lounge | Chef Javier Avalos | Cavatappi Pasta Baked with Wisconsin Smoked Cheddar*

Amazing Edibles Catering | Chef Alexi Mandolini | Amazing Edibles Mac & Cheese - 1st Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese

Auntie Vee's | Chef Navena Moore | Mac & Cheese Pu' deesie* - GOLDEN NOODLE WINNER for Best Mac & Cheese

Bascule Wine Bar | Chef Matt LaConte | "Once Ripped - Twice Baked" Twice Baked Potato Mac & Cheese

Bergstein's NY Deli | Chef Rachel Davis | Bergstein's Mac & Cheese

Boombalatty Flats | John Dambach | Creole Mac & Cheese

BourBonQue | Chef Kevin Whittier | Macaroni with 7 Cheese Blend, Crawfish, and Turkey Andouille Sausage

Calzone & Macaroni Co. | Chef Nic Lindsey | Asiago Pancetta Corn Mac

Charlatan | Chef Matt Troost & Christophe Mayhew | Pumpkin Patch Mac & Cheese

Cheesie's Pub & Grub | Chef David Johnston | Mac & Cheese Balls

Connie's Pizza | ----- | Connie's Mac & Cheese

Dave & Buster's Chicago | Chef Abel Amador | The Ultimate Mac & Cheese Baked Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo

Dine Restaurant | Chef Kevin Harkin | Smoked Scallops & Mac & Cheese

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que | Chef Leland Avellino | Dino Mac & Cheese*

Fabulous Freddie's Italian Eatery | Chef Christopher Clancy | Fab Freddie's Mac & Cheese

Famous Dave's | Chef Daniel Specht & Jeff Butler | Dave's Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Fork | Chef Tim Cottini | Fork Mac & Cheese

FTW Chicago | Chef Amanda Dobson | Mac Stuffed*

Jewell Events Catering | Chef Matt Smith | Rustic Mac-adilla w/roasted ancho and salsa verde

Jimmy Green's Bar & Grill | ----- | Bacon Four Cheese Mac

Jordan Food of Distinction | Chef Jordan Spritz | Grilled (mac'n) Cheese*

Kenmare Catering | Chef Katie O'Reilly | Truffle Mac & Cheese

Kitty O'Sheas | Chef Mark Brand & Erica McGhee | Kitty's Mac & Cheese

Kroll's South Loop | Chef Charlie Macedo | Wisconsin Beer Cheese & Brisket Mac

Lady Gregory's | Chef Henry Pariser | Mac & Cheese White Cheddar Garlic Cream w/ Cavatappi, Nueske Bacon, Tomato, and Caramelized MoOnion 

Mr. Brown's Lounge | Chef Chris Douglas | Island Style Mac & Cheese*

Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro | Chef John Smith | Guinness Mac & Cheese

Naansense | Chef Nirav Gandhi | Naansense Mac & Cheese

Noodles & Company | Chef Mike Kinzig | Wisconsin Mac & Cheese

Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling | Chef Joshua Glaspie | Prime Rib Stroganoff Mac & Cheese

Pierrot Gourmet | Chef Dominik Cichocki | Truffle Mac & Cheese

Piggyback Tavern | Chef Jason Kurosaki | Piggyback Mac & Cheese

Pranzi | Chef Geouoni Sarmento | Pranzi's Mac & Cheese

Randolph Tavern | Chef Wilbert Pagulayan | Housemade Span & Braised Pork Belly Stuff in Paccheri Pasta

Real Urban Barbeque | Chef Jeff Shapiro | White Mac-n-Blue Cheese Cakes - Best Presentation Award for Booth

Red Door | Chef Troy Graves | Red Door Mac & Cheese - 2nd Runner-Up for Best Mac & Cheese

Reggies | ----- | Reggies Baked Mac & Cheese

Rudy's Bar and Grille | ----- | Rudy's Mac & Cheese

State and Lake Chicago Tavern | Chef Kevin Atkinson | Mac & Cheese Apple Pie - Most Creative Dish Award

State Restaurant & Cafe | ----- | State's Mac & Cheese

Tapworks Tavern & Grill | Chef Krystin Fuller | Tapworks Mac & Cheese

The Capital Grille | Chef Clark Grant | Signature Mac & Cheese

The Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar | Chef Drew Keane | Mac & Cheese Cupcake

The Monkey's Paw | Chef Rahjan Shabazz | The Monkey's Paw Mac & Cheese

The Ogden | Chef Chris de la Cueva | Smoked Mac & Cheese with Wild Mushrooms

Toppers Pizza | Chef Kasha Ksobiech | Mac & Cheese Pizza

The Warehouse Bar & Pizzeria | Chef Aaron Evett | Pork Belly and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Washburne Culinary Institute | Chef Nicholas X. Daloia | Washburne Mac & Cheese

and more....