The saying goes, “laughter is the best medicine” and in general terms, a good laugh always makes things better. But I’m here to propose another option. Some delicious and fresh comfort food. Delicious fried chicken, maybe some soup or chili, even switching it up and having breakfast for dinner. Comfort Food boils down to dishes that bring you joy and make you feel good. Perhaps they bring back some good memories.
As for me, I love Mexican food. My mother-in-law is the best Mexican food cook I’ve ever met, and Mexican food always takes me back to when I used to work close to her house and she would make me lunch. ¡Gracias suegra! El Rincon in Addison Circle has all the authentic Mexican cuisine vibes. Like the classic Parrillada which is a combination of grilled meat, chicken, grilled shrimp, charro beans, and Mexican rice. It’s a dish big enough for two people to share! www.elrincontx.com
If you like the classic diner food, Norma’s Café off the Dallas North Toll and Trinity Mills is the spot to go to. Their Blue-Plate menu has all the classic comfort dishes like Chicken Fried Steak, Meat Loaf, Chicken Fried Chicken, and more. They also have an amazing Pot Roast and fried catfish. You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. www.normascafe.com
Ida Claire’s tagline is “South of Ordinary…” and their menu lives up to it. From Ida’s Biscuits with bacon gravy, house jam, and honey butter to the Southern Tasting Board, your tastebuds will be going on a delicious trip. For lunch try the Shrimp and Grits, Ida’s Fried Chicken, or the Nashville Hot Chicken if you are feeling a little adventurous. www.ida-claire.com
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen was founded with the vision of providing a menu that wouldn’t be complicated. Where people could go in and feel right at home with classic Italian dishes. Chef Kenny Bowers has been
able to not only do that but also sustain it throughout the years with classic dishes like his Midnight Meatballs, Lasagna, and Bone-In Veal Parmigiana. The menu features delicious dishes from appetizers to desserts and they will all make you feel happy. www.kennysitalian.com