The sassy waitresses at Calamity Jane’s in Georgeown will call you “sweetheart,” teasingly chide you for ordering just one Manny’s, and encourage you to finish the behemoth portion of the

We’re sure you’d agree that a bowlful of mashed potatoes is the quintessential comfort side dish. Whether it’s drenched in gravy or topped with a pool of melted butter, there is no better partner to a thick slice of meatloaf or pot roast.

We love the “World’s Best” mac and cheese at Beecher’s, but it’s time other cheesy pastas shared the spotlight.

Whether it’s the singular contentment found in a plate of gooey mac and cheese, or the soothing warmth of a hot bowl of soup, this time of year we’re all about praising good ol’ comfort food.