Las Vegas’ Favorite Comfort Foods On Cold, Rainy, Winter Days
There’s just something about a cold, rainy, winter day that gets you thinking about comfort foods. We don’t get many of these types of days in Las Vegas, so they’re usually a nice change of pace for us. So, we put the question out there on Facebook during this week of wet, chilly weather in Southern Nevada. Here’s what we found out about Las Vegas’ favorite comfort foods.
All Kinds Of Hot Soups Are Go-To Comfort Foods In Las Vegas
By far, Southern Nevadans turn to hot soup on these cold, rainy days. But the interesting thing to note was how many different variations of soup make the list of comments. In fact, lots of chicken soups get mentions. Everything from chicken and dumplings, to homemade chicken soup, to cracking open a can of Campbell’s.
Furthermore, grilled cheese with tomato soup, a childhood favorite, is still an adult favorite. A lot of folks seem to like those thick, creamy soups on wet winter days. We’re talking about the soups that “stick to your ribs” like potato soup or cheddar and broccoli. One respondent even shared a recipe for a crock pot concoction including potatoes, chicken broth, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits.
Not only are American-style soups popular, but so are Asian noodle broths such as Udon, Pho, and Ramen. There are also a couple of mentions for “South of the Border” soups such as chicken tortilla soup and pozole.
Chili Is Also A Very Popular Rainy Day Food In Southern Nevada
A close second to all those hot soups is chili. It appears Southern Nevada loves all sorts of chili dishes. A lot of folks also mention that cornbread is a must with their chili. Others prefer chili mac on these cold, wet, winter days. Whether spicy, tomato-based, white chicken chili, with beans or without, put chili right near the top of the list of favorite comfort foods for 96.3 KKLZ listeners.
Moreover, carnivores in Clark County have some favorite comfort foods too. We see mentions of smoked ribs, stuffed green peppers, meatloaf, ribeye steak and potatoes, roast chicken and potatoes, and beef stew. As you can see whether it’s potato soup or potatoes with meat, that root vegetable gets a lot of love.
By the same token, there are some unusual comfort foods that I notice in our list. For example, one respondent is going with French toast for dinner. Another guy slices salami and cheese, opens up a bottle of wine, and sits on his back patio and watches the rain fall. Sounds peaceful. Another mention goes to hot chocolate. I don’t know if you call that dinner, but it sure is comforting.
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