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Marci Sischo | 01/05/2021 | Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries, Restaurants

Corvallis Comfort Food

One of the best ways to brighten up a cold, rainy day is with your favorite plate of comfort food, and Corvallis has no shortage of options.

Some days just call for carby, cheesy, savory - sometimes spicy - goodness to cheer things up. If you're on the hunt for a new favorite comfort dish, we've got a few suggestions listed below. But consider this a starter list, because there are some great choices besides the ones listed here. For example, Bellhop specializes in comfort food. One of Old World Deli's giant sandwiches with a cup of their homemade chili is another awesome pick. And Tarntip's pad Thai always does the trick for me.

Don't forget that we've got Corvallis Culinary Month kicking off soon, too, and the participating restaurants are sure to have some great comfort food to check out.

1. Stuffed Tots from 4 Spirits Distillery

Snag yourself an order of 10 large, classic stuffed tater tots, loaded down with cheese and served with regular or spicy ranch (I recommend the spicy ranch). They're cheesy and carby and wonderful, especially paired with a tasty cocktail like the CocoaMotion, a mix of dark rum, hot buttered rum, and cocoa.

2. Penne Mac & Cheese with Bacon from the Peacock Bar & Grill

Penne pasta, cheesy goodness, and real bacon crumbled on top. If there's any other food that more perfectly personifies comfort food than mac & cheese, I can't think what it would be, and the Peacock's got a great dish of it to try.

3. Spicy Miso Ramen from Sada's Sushi & Izakaya

Enjoy Japanese ramen noodles in spicy miso broth served with mussels, fishcakes, pork, cabbage and shrimp͘. It's a hot, savory joy that will warm you up on even the coldest days.

4. 3 Cheese Burger from Cheesy Stuffed Burger

The original, the classic, the 3 Cheese Burger: a delicious half-pound of grass-fed burger dripping with Cheesy Stuffed's signature marinade and packed full of Tillamook cheddar, colby, and Monterey jack cheeses. One of these is a stellar improvement to any day.

5. Veggie Mezza Platter from Al Jebal

Hummus, baba ghanoush, labneh, grape leaves, and falafel, all on one plate and served with warm pita, this is a little Middle Eastern feast full of everyone's favorites. Pro tip: order this with their Turkish coffee for an extra special treat.

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6. Meg's Meal from Cirello's Pizza & Pasta

This savory, cheesy pie features mozzarella, smoked provolone, feta and Parmesan cheeses, along with minced garlic and basil. Gooey, hot and delicious, it's the perfect fit for any day you're searching for cheesy goodness.

7. The Dizzy from the Dizzy Hen

The Dizzy offers you a lovely breakfast option that includes poached eggs with ham, chard, a biscuit, and gravy. This one isn't always on the menu, as the Dizzy Hen does a rotating menu, so keep an eye on their Facebook for the latest menus.

8. Bulgogi Beef Bowl from Koriander
Koriander, Corvallis, Oregon

Curl up with thin sliced beef rib eye, marinated and stir-fried, with mixed rice, steamed vegetables, and tempura flakes, drizzled with teriyaki sauce and mayo hot sauce. It's perfect on any cold day. Plus, it's wheat free.

9. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich from Block 15 Brewing

This one is an instant classic. It's crispy buttermilk fried chicken thigh with house bread and butter pickles, finely shredded cabbage and spicy mayo, served on a warm and toasty buttery bun, with fries. And Block 15 will deliver it to you, so you don't even have to get out of your pajamas to go get it.

10. Mexi-Modern Bowl from Tacovore

This spicy, creamy favorite mixes green rice, coconut black beans, Tacovore's amazing avocado-cashew crema, jicama-radish kimchi, cabbage slaw, and sesame seeds into one tummy-filling, day-brightening dish. You can add chicken, steak, chorizo, or tofu for an extra charge (hint: go for the chorizo). - Corvallis

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