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The Commons street corn mac and cheese
Street Corn Mac and Cheese from The Commons. Photo by Bryan Esler

The Commons is a favorite spot of mine. Open for just over a year now, I’ve found myself craving its Street Corn Mac and Cheese on more than one occasion.

This indulgent dish is mixed with Elote corn, jalapeño, cilantro, queso fresco and buttered breadcrumbs, which give this mac and cheese its unique flavor and elevates it from the kids menu to a coveted spot on the adult menu.

I’m also a fan of the portion size. It’s just enough to leave me full but not feeling like I’ve overeaten. It pairs well with other items on the menu. I’m a big fan of adding a plate of fried Brussels sprouts to my order or a bowl of shoestring fries. Nearly half of The Commons’ menu is meant for sharing, so go ahead, try the Street Corn Mac and Cheese with a few other shareables.

The ’70s-theme gives this restaurant an element of fun that is unique in the area, too.

Charlsie Dewey
Managing editor, Grand Rapids Magazine

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