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 + CHEESE
There's a reason the lobster mac and cheese from America's oldest tavern was 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.
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 Cheeseburger - garlic bread grilled cheese buns, melted onions, tomato jam, american and cheddar cheese, and bacon aioli.
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 pickle when it comes to deciding what to order. 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.
BIG COUNTRY TOTS
Winter woes melt away in the face of these tater tots smothered in tasso country gravy, creole spices, chives and melted muenster cheese.
Spicy Miso Ramen
The cure to whatever ails you lies in this steaming, spicy bowl of Ramen from Broadway's Boru. Heaping piles of noodles meet slow roasted pork and fresh corn topped with a hearty helping of crunchy bean sprouts. Because winter and soup are always synonymous.
THE CHUNKY MONKEY DONUT
When all else fails, we turn to donuts. 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.
Tag your photos #TheClassicCoast for the chance to be featured on our accounts.