House of Mac is known for its unique spin on traditional cuisine. Owner, Derrick Turton also known as Chef Teach is known to whip up succulent delights like jerk salmon pasta, fried chicken & waffles, and his signature World Famous Mac & Cheese!
Open any international publication and you’ll see Miami’s growth touted in the news. Long a draw for tourists and transplants in search of sultry days and cosmopolitan nights, the Magic City is the flavor of the month for real estate and crypto investors who flock here for the friendly business climate as well as the sun.
Miami’s food scene has reflected our growth, with restaurants springing up courtesy of out-of-towners like Major Food Group (Carbone, Dirty French, Sadelle’s) and Richard Caring (Sexy Fish), even as locals continue to thrive: Grove Bay Hospitality Group, Groot Hospitality, and Kush Hospitality have all debuted new ventures in 2022.
We’re not the only ones to notice the explosion. This year, the first-ever Michelin Guide to Florida was published, shining a spotlight on the excellence of eateries in Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. In total, 65 Miami-area restaurants were recognized in the inaugural guide.
Though our economy continues to be driven mainly by visitors, our restaurant scene celebrates our uniquely diverse local culture. Whether you’re treating yourself to a $10 Cuban sandwich or treating your date to a $500 omakase, it’s Miami’s singular and tantalizingly elusive flavor that you’re after.
And it’s in that same “only-in-Miami” spirit that New Times proudly presents “Required Eating 2023,” our annual guide to Miami’s Top 100 restaurants.
Derrick “Chef Teach” Turton graduated culinary school in 1998 but got sidelined by his other passion: music. That led to a stint managing Pitbull in the early 2000s. But Turton he never stopped cooking, and when he opened World Famous House of Mac, he discovered his true calling. Here, you will find mac and cheese in its purest form: as a big, heaping dish of gooey, sloppy, heart-stopping cheesy goodness. If you’ve had a crappy day and need the food equivalent of a big hug from Grandma, go with the chicken parm mac ‘n’ cheese, with hunks of breaded fried chicken mixed in. Sure, it’s big and you meant to share, but one bite leads to another and another and it’s gone. Don’t worry. It happens. Just order another. House of Mac is here to comfort, not to judge.