Photo: Elbow Room |

Photo: Elbow Room

There were many happy faces at the third annual Aspen Mac and Cheese Festival, including these two ladies in line for a sample from Smoke restaurant. Event organizer Keith Bulicz estimated more than 3,000 people sampled the culinary delights from 14 different restaurants. The winner for the third year in a row was Rustique Bistro, featuring a mac and cheese with Gruyere cheese, roasted mushrooms, béchamel sauce and a touch of truffle oil.