Five Comfort Foods in Town Worth the Chilly Walk
Our town is luckily small enough that we can leave our cars buried in snow one more day. So, strap on those boots and get comforted.
This snow stinks. Do you know what doesn't stink: comfort food.
If you can avoid driving, we will always advocate keeping the car at home. Let the snow fall, let it pile up on the hood. And, feel fortunate we live in a three-square-mile town. Essentially, everything is reasonably close. So, if you can, get those winter boots on, wrap the scarf tight and get one of these very comforting comfort foods.
- You Need to Try the Egg White and Turkey Breakfast Burrito at Greenberry's: This item, introduced a few months ago, has become a staple choice just about every time I pop into this coffee shop. It's hot, gooey, filling and oh-so comforting. Ask for a side of hot sauce.
- You Need to Try the Chili at Pete's: While this popular Italian restaurant is better known for its pizza, they recently have offered a boldly-seasoned, hot and hearty chili, served either by the crock, in a bread bowl or over pasta. It was a great starter to what ended up being just an OK meal, which we will soon be reviewing here.
- You Need to Try the Bibimbap at J. Hinari Sushi: Opened in late summer, this Pine Street restaurant serves a lot of Japanese dishes. But, it also serves a small, and excellent, Korean selection. Bibimbap, one of the most common Korean dishes, is a big, sizzling stone pot full of rice, veggies, meat and a cracked egg. Ask for the "banchan" (side-dishes) to accompany it, which have thankfully been brought up to respectable levels since we reviewed the restaurant.
- You Need to Try the Thai Basil at Cottage II: Primarily a Chinese restaurant, upon my first visit here, I instead ordered one of their limited Thai offerings and was not disappointed. I got it with chicken. Hot, filling, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
- You Need to Try a Few Slices at Anthony's Pizza and Pasta: We've had Pete's pizza, and we like it a lot. But, for sheer comfort levels, Anthony's thicker-crusted pizza cannot be beat. Doughy, cheesy and absolutely comforting. It's what comfort food is all about.