Neighborhood: Chelsea
Address: 156 9th Ave.
Website: tipsyparson.com

The sister restaurant to Julie Taras Wallach and Tasha Garcia Gibson's Little Giant, Tipsy Parson serves Southern fare in a cozy place. But real comfort doesn't come from cuteness, despite what Martha Stewart-types may say. No, real comfort from the cold comes from mac and cheese, especially one with grafton cheddar and Grana Padano. And cornbread crumbs. Tipsy Parson's take on the classic has a thoroughly crunchy crust that's surprisingly sweet, all thanks to the cornbread. It's unlike any other mac and cheese out.