At times, when the world seems like a bleak place, it's worth remembering that there are good things out there. Good things like tubes of pasta smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce and baked in the oven to golden perfection. Ah, macaroni cheese: surely the solution to all of the planetís ills. Our pals stateside are possibly even more fond of this carbtastic delicacy than we Londoners are, and to prove it, Time Out LA has set up an entire festival in its honour. It's invited a selection of the city's best-loved restaurants to cook up their own versions of the dish for the inaugural Mac & Cheese Smackdown this Sunday. Hungry punters will be able to try them all and vote for what will be crowned 'LA's top mac'. If the event's a success, they could even have a round two: return of the mac?
And to drink? We also want a chocolate brewhouse like Melbourne.