Mac and cheese. Fairly standard kids fare. Pasta. Cheese. Mix.

Or maybe not so standard?

Our friends at Miss Shirley’s Café are amping up their mac and cheese game and asked for our help. So guess what? (cool) progeny readers are going to help pick what mac and cheese recipe hits their kids’ menu this fall. All you have to do is vote for your favorite online. Everyone who votes get a chance to win a $50 gift card to Miss Shirley’s. You can vote once every 24 hours, now through September 20th.

Pretty (cool), right? 

Never been to Miss Shirley’s? You need to get there, stat! Homey, warm and always bustling, the award winning breakfast, brunch and lunch spot has been a local favorite for over a decade. The restaurant, which is known for its creative, southern-inspired comfort food with a Maryland twist, started with one small location in Roland Park. After outgrowing the original space, Miss Shirley’s moved to a larger Roland Park location and opened two more restaurants – one in the Inner Harbor in 2008, and another in Annapolis in 2011.
Kids Choose Mac and Cheese at Miss Shirley's - (cool) progeny

We know. It’s hard to vote on a mac and cheese variety without actually tasting the dish. We invited nine Baltimore kids to try all three possibilities — we’ll be sharing their reviews on social media over the next week. So be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get their (cool) scoop!

Kids Pick Miss Shirley's Mac and Cheese - (cool) progeny

The gift card winner will be announced on September 21st and the winning mac and cheese will be announced at the end of the month. Be sure to mark your calendar for October 21st. We’re cooking up something super fun with Miss Shirley’s Cafe at their Roland Park location. Details soon!