As temperatures drop, we can't help but reach for every cheese-filled, chocolate covered, might-just-add-an-instant-five-pounds indulgence within a stones throw. It's not our fault, it's the season; sweet, rich, delicious foods temporarily help improve mood and comfort those winter blues. Plus, they're just plain good.

These decadent dishes are everything you need for the next time you find yourself with a craving for something comforting that you just can't curb.

 

 

Lobster Mac and Cheese

The White Horse Tavern 

There's a reason the lobster mac and cheese from America's oldest tavern was recently named among the best comfort foods in New England by Yankee Magazine. This cheesy indulgence is served in your own personal cast iron pot, crafted with two New England cheeses, a hefty serving of chopped lobster meat, and topped with crunchy bread crumbs for the most heavenly combination of gooey, crunchy perfection. Savor it amid candlelight and a roaring fireplace. 

 

 

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The Stack

Chomp Kitchen and Drinks

How much burger is too much burger? The limit doesn't exist at Chomp, where heaping burgers topped with everything from mac and cheese to friend jalapeno chips is the norm.

Think you can hang? Get your hands on The Stack - a conglomeration of beef burger, house bacon, American cheese, Mozambique fried chicken, melted onions and tomato jam, Swiss cheese, Chomp sauce, smokey beef and pork burger, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles. 

 

 

 

Lobster Reuben 

The Brick Alley Pub

If you struggle with making decisions, enter Brick Alley Pub with caution. Everything here, from the award winning nachos to the Philly cheeseburger, is so rich and delicious, you could easily find yourself in a food coma after eating it. One of our favorites? The Lobster Reuben: Piled-high chilled lobster meat, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on buttery, grilled rye bread. 

 

 

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Pub Wiener

The Wharf Pub

Winter woes melt away in the face of this 1/4 pound beef and pork hot dog served on a locally baked bun with Guinness cheese sauce, chopped bacon and grilled red onion with a side of crispy tater tots and mustard aioli. 

 

 

 

Spicy Miso Ramen

Boru Noodle Bar

The cure to whatever ails you lies in this steaming, spicy bowl of Ramen from Broadway's Boru. Heaping piles of noodles meets slow roasted pork and fresh corn topped with a hearty helping of crunchy bean sprouts. Because winter and soup are always synonymous. 

 

 

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Chunky Money Donut

Liberty Donuts

When all else fails, we turn to donuts. The new liberty donuts on Long Wharf uses spiced dough to create their hand-crafted, made-to-order donuts, served hot in a variety of flavors. We especially love the Chunky Monkey - banana glaze, chocolate chip, peanuts and peanut butter drizzle.

 

 

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