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.
Comfort Food in Newport
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.
Short Rib Mac + CheeseBack to Top of List
Where: Surf Club, Newport
Mac + Cheese: a classic comfort food dish that never disappoints. This pasta dish is served in a smoked gouda sauce, piled with a hefty serving of tender braised short rib, and finished with a crunchy panko bread crumb topping for the most heavenly combination of gooey, crunchy perfection. Savor it in the cozy atmosphere at Surf Club, or take it home and enjoy it amid candlelight and a roaring fireplace.
The French Onion BurgerBack to Top of List
Where: Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, Warren
How much burger is too much burger? The limit doesn't exist at Chomp, where heaping burgers topped with everything from crunchy sesame Thai slaw to tempura fried sherry mushrooms is the norm. Think you can hang? Sink your teeth into The French Onion Burger: beef patty, house-made french onion aioli, crispy onion chips, melted onions, Swiss & Cheddar cheese and lettuce.
BBQ Bacon Cheddar WienerBack to Top of List
Where: Wally’s Wieners, Newport
If decision-making is not your strong suit, enter Wally’s Weiner's with caution. Their menu is full of comfort food options from variations of wieners to satisfy everyone’s taste, to mac + cheese dishes, each with their own twist, that will make your choice of what to order a very difficult one.
One of our favorites? The BBQ Bacon Cheddar Wiener: a Wally’s Wiener topped with bacon, cheddar cheese sauce, and Carolina Gold BBQ sauce.
Big Country TotsBack to Top of List
Where: Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, Newport
Winter woes melt away in the face of these tater tots smothered in tasso country gravy, creole spices, chives and melted muenster cheese. Enjoy them on their own or pair them with a grass-fed burger for the ultimate comfort dish.
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Hot Fried Chicken & ToastBack to Top of List
Where: Waterdog Kitchen & Bar, Warren
Hot Fried Chicken & Toast—think chicken and waffles with a twist. Cayenne dusted fried chicken paired with brioche french toast, sriracha honey, and dusted with powdered sugar—a sweet and savory combination that will be sure to cure your winter gloom. Try it for yourself at Waterdog in Warren.
Chili Cheese NachosBack to Top of List
Where: Pour Judgement, Newport
Corn chips, turkey chili, smoked gouda sauce, jalapenos, and herb sour cream = the recipe for Pour Judgment’s mouthwatering chili cheese nachos. Piled high with toppings for days—savor this menu staple in the intimate, cozy, inviting atmosphere of the restaurant.
At Home Pizza KitsBack to Top of List
Where: A Mano Pizza & Gelato pick-up at La Forge Casino
Cure your winter blues from the comfort of your own home with A Mano’s at home pizza kits. The kits include everything you need to make your own pizza: dough, sauce, cheese and toppings. Choose between salame or margherita style pizza. Each kit makes 4 individual pizzas. Pick-up at La Forge Casino.
Lobster ReubenBack to Top of List
Where: Brick Alley Pub, Newport
Stop at the sign of the yellow awning and building facade: welcome to the iconic Newport landmark, Brick Alley Pub.
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.
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