The unseasonably warm weather may not be cooperating for roaring fires and snuggly sweaters, but winter is still the season that makes us crave comfort food — simple, hearty meals that both soothe and satisfy.
Don’t feel like cooking at home? Here are 10 of our favorite comfort food meals from LGBT-friendly local eateries. Some are praised by the foodies, some are mainstays of the gayborhood, but all will leave you ready to cuddle up.
Best Local Chef
Kevin Gillespie (Woodfire Grill)
After kicking ass on the Bravo reality show, Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill (www.woodfiregrill.com) earns the crown of Top Chef of gay Atlanta. Not only does Gillespie bring some serious Southern cred to the palate, but the furry hunkster is the dream of many bear fantasies. Kevin Kusinski of K Squared Meals (www.ksquaredmeals.com) earned second place, while Billy Allin of Cakes & Ale (www.cakesandalerestaurant.com) finished third.