Thirsty Sturgeon's Cajun Chicken Mac and Cheese
By Todd VanSickle | Dec. 14, 2019
Just outside of Wolverine, the Thirsty Sturgeon Bar and Grille sits on the bank of the Sturgeon River. Depending on the season, the restaurant is popular among kayakers or snowmobilers. Although there are many reasons to stop at this restaurant, the homemade macaroni and cheese might be No. 1. Head chef Kelly Bailey starts by rendering the bacon down with fresh garlic and peppers. “Then we put a unique twist into it with some secret ingredients,” Bailey said. “And all kinds of cheese.”
Chedder, pepper jack and mozzarella are just a few of the cheeses that make this dish a gooey delight, but there’s also an option to add chicken, which is coated with the restaurant’s in-house Cajun seasoning.
“This is a staple on our menu, but it is also the mac and cheese that goes on our Mac Daddy Burger,” the chef said. “Today is comfort food Sunday, and this is a great comfort food.” Find the Thirsty Sturgeon at 11900 Scott Rd. in Wolverine. Open 11am to 8pm Sunday through Thursdays, 11am to 9pm Fridays and Saturdays. (231) 525-9151.