As winter winds to a close, this month we highlight a few of our favorite restaurants that serve a style of cuisine embraced by many during cooler weather – comfort food! Whether you’re looking to reminisce with friends or try a new favorite dish, these hot spots will grant you the opportunity to enjoy these classic preparations.
San Francisco, CA: Urban Tavern serves a full American cuisine gastropub menu to satisfy your taste buds. You’ll find some of the best contemporary flavor prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients Notable menu items include the Sausage & Pretzel appetizer, featuring grilled Caggiano beer sausage and a house made pretzel. For an entrée, try the Fish & Chips with Anchor Steam battered cod, Yukon chips and Tartar sauce.
Seattle, WA: Icon Grill provides customers with comfort food in a tasteful, flashy interior that features blown glass artwork from Martin Blank and paintings and objects d’art from local artists. From the Tater Tots, to the Fried Chicken, icon is a paradise for those who love classic preparations. Don’t forget the dessert menu, which features such kitschy classics as the Texas Funeral Fudge Cake and a daily pie special “Cooling on the Windowsill”!
Coronado, CA: Nicky Rottens is one of Southern California’s favorite destinations for those familiar dishes that make us all feel at home! All of the hand-pressed burgers are made from Grade A corn fed Midwestern beef, and the restaurant uses only fresh organic vegetables, sliced fresh each day! Sauces are made in-house every morning. On the menu, diners will find comfort food classics like the Buttermilk Chicken Fritters, Sloppy Joe Sliders and Grilled Cheese.
Chandler, AZ: Experience Earnest – comfort food, redefined. Discover classic, comfortable American cooking, re-imagined with a modern, local and seasonal point-of-view paying homage to the early agricultural roots of the East Valley and classic American storytelling. A studious wine list, thoughtful craft beer selection and well-curated cocktail menu in a linger-worthy atmosphere makes Earnest the perfect neighborhood gathering place for family and friends.
Portland, OR: Ideally located near Pioneer Square, adjacent to the Hotel Monaco, Red Star welcomes diners to step inside and relax. The historic building delivers the timeless ambiance of a true tavern to a contemporary mix of customers. Meatloaf, pork chops and brisket make up just a few of the comfort food favorites. Shed the day’s concerns, settle in to your drink of choice and lose yourself in exceptional regional American cuisine.
Liberty Lake, WA: At the Corkhouse Kitchen and Bar, you will find the delight of a restaurant, wine bar, and coffee house all in one. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients made daily from scratch, crafted into unique versions of your favorite foods. Comfort food favorites like Chicken Pot Pie, Mac and Cheese or Cornbread are great choices from the extensive menu.