As temperatures drop, we can't help but reach for every fat-ridden, carb-loaded snack within a stones throw. It's not our fault, it's the season --sweet, rich, delicious foods temporarily help improve mood and alleviate stress. 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.
Chopped Pork Sandwich
This chopped pork sandwich topped with pickles, house bbq sauce, slaw and a mac & cheese croquette is everything you need. Comfort level: baby swaddled in a new blanket.
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Not only does this cheesy abyss of delicious heaven come out in a single-serve cast iron pot for ensured warmth, but candlelight and a quaint historic atmosphere make for an exceptionally cozy experience.
We're rarely disappointed by the sandwiches turned out at Chomp and this one is no exception. Delve into the beef and pork patty, pepper jack and american cheese, red fresno slaw, Carolina BBQ sauce, crispy onion strings, smoked corn pico de gallo and smokey aioli. Comfort level: Maximum,
Mike's Portuguese Clam Pasta
Local steamed littlenecks in the shell with white wine, green peppers, onions, garlic, crushed red pepper, olive oil and chourico garnished with chopped red sweet peppers and fresh cilantro. Cue food coma.
Ben's has been serving gourmet chili dogs since it opened its doors in 1969. Topped with sausage and peppers, it's the perfect combination of delicious and comforting.
The Pig Pen
Bacon wrapped anything typically makes the list of things we reach for when we're looking to eat our feelings and these bacon wrapped tater tots are no exception. Topped with zesty cheese sauce, shaved jalapeño, scallions, housemade BBQ, and grilled bread, they're the ultimate in indulgence food.
Spicy Miso Ramen
Winter and soup are synonymous, and this delicious blend of noodles and spices is everything we crave during the cold season.
You didn't think we would leave this one off the list, did you? Not only is clam chowder the epitome of comfort, but it's also a Newport staple, which means we know how to make it and we know how to make it exceptionally well.
But just for you, we'll share the recipe.
Courtesy of Newport Restaurant Group
- 1 quart chopped clams
- 2 stalks celery, washed and diced
- 4 yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
- 1 medium Spanish onion, small diced
- 2 cups chopped bacon, small diced cup dry sherry
- 1 quart clam juice
- 2 cups whole milk pound ap flour pound
- unsalted butter
- Kosher salt to taste
- Ground white pepper to taste
- Fresh dill to taste
Directions: In a large stock pot over medium heat add butter, bacon and saute until crispy. Add onions and celery, saute until softened, but not browned. Add flour and create a roux. Cook until flour absorbs all liquid. Add clam juice and potatoes, make sure potatoes are submerged in the pot, cook until tender and add clams. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer add sherry and milk. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and fresh dill.