Alexander Michael's

Chris Edwards

If the cozy wood-paneled booths, flickering candles, and vintage interior at Alexander Michaels weren’t enough to warm you from the season’s chilly evenings, then treat yourself to a serving of the restaurant’s creamy Fourth Ward Stroganoff ($13.75). With tender aged beef and fresh mushrooms tossed in rotini pasta and drenched in a rich sour cream sauce, the hearty dish is the perfect comfort food for this month’s coldest nights. Order it with one of the tavern’s frothy ales and linger for a while away from winter’s chill. 401 W. Ninth St., 704-332-6789