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Settler's scores big with new mac and cheese dishes

By Howard B. Owens


What started out as a daily special has become a daily staple at Settler's Restaurant -- Mac and Cheese.

"We'd see it around other places and thought we would give it a try," said John Spyropoulos. "People love mac and cheese these days. It's kind of a fad. We tried it and people loved it."

The eight-item special mac and cheese menu will be incorporated into the restaurant's regular menu next month, Spyropoulos said. 

"We're already known for our homemade soups and our Greek salads, so if this becomes one more thing we're known for, that's good," Spyropoulos said.

The choices on the menu are:

  • Homemade Mac and Cheese
  • Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
  • Philly Steak Mac and Cheese
  • Tomato and Bacon Mac and Cheese
  • All-American Mac and Cheese
  • Broccoli Mac and Cheese
  • Hot Dog Mac and Cheese
  • Stinger Mac and Cheese

Settler's regulars might detect a theme to the menu -- the options match many of the recipes on the restaurant's sandwich menu.

John's wife, Miranda, created the cheese sauce (milk, cheddar and American cheese, white pepper and garlic powder), but what really tops off the huge bowl of elbow noodles is the Ritz-cracker crumb topping.

"Now we have to make cheese sauce all the time," Miranda said. "We’re going through gallons and gallons of milk and butter."

George Richardson

Mac and cheese has been a fad for over 60 years as best I can attest too. It started when I was two and continues to this day. It's a fad like that Rock and Roll music was a fad. Now all they need is some of the Freedom Onion Soup on the menu.

Dec 9, 2015, 5:51pm Permalink
George Richardson

Gary, I used to go to Mooney's to swill beer and play pinball before heading over to Canales to drink more beer and sleep under the coat rack in the center hall. I live in a time warp.

Dec 9, 2015, 5:54pm Permalink
Kyle Couchman

Yeah Gary i suppose you could go to Nick Tahou's for a Garbage Plate too, but everyone seems to have them in their places now. And some of them do a much better job of the "Garbage Plate" than Tahou's ever did...

So what was your point again Gary other than to show how little consideration you have for supporting your local community?

Dec 10, 2015, 3:43pm Permalink
Gary Spencer

Sorry Kyle, I forgot to check with you before I posted a comment; and if you must know, I do support local businesses, I just pick and choose one's I like - If I don't like a particular restaurant I don't go there!
(and my post more more or less in jest anywho!!)

Dec 10, 2015, 5:06pm Permalink
tom hunt

Settler's has been feeding the residents of Batavia and Genesee County for decades. It has been the staple of the dinning set for years. Not like certain yogurt manufacturing companies that move in, use up their tax benefits and then close.

Dec 10, 2015, 7:28pm Permalink

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