The results from a reader survey on dining offered some great suggestions for seeking stomach-related comfort during this bitter-cold season.
In an online survey, we asked readers to tell us what their favorite comfort food is and which restaurant makes it best. Here’s what they said:
→ “I order the [vegetarian] Guinness BBQ sandwich with vegan chicken swimming in barbecue, piled on potato bread, with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and a grilled scallion” at County Clare (1234 N. Astor St.). That and “the cozy pub atmosphere make you forget the cold outside.” – Jessica Gebhardt, Bay View
→ “Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. Or stuffed cabbage. [They] remind me of my mom,” says Robert Jakubiak of Milwaukee. His pick for the “good simple food and family atmosphere” is Meyers Restaurant (4260 S. 76th St., Greenfield).
→ “Simply amazing” is Merriment Social’s (240 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) spicy (red hot) fried chicken, says Margaret Crocker of Shorewood. The chicken comes with “these killer cheddar-chive biscuits” and sea salt-honey butter. In winter, Crocker favors “anything warm and spicy!”
→ “Pizza… because it’s one thing everyone can agree on!” says Elizabeth Kusko of Brookfield. She cites Mama Mia’s (18880 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield; 200 W. Summit Ave., Wales) as “a long-time family favorite.” Plus, “their garlic bread is hands-down unbeatable!”