NORWALK, Conn -- Cold enough? Luckily Norwalk restaurants know how to turn up the heat with dishes that warm from the inside out. Here's a sampling from around the city:
- There's no better winter warmer than hot chocolate. Chocopologie does it right with ultra-decadent fresh whipped cream, rich creamy chocolate and shavings on top. Warm Up: 133 Washington St., 203-854-4754, www.knipschildt.com .
- How can you not love something called Hot, Hot, Hot? Be prepared to burn, baby burn with the super caliente pizza from Strada 18 made with hot sausage, pepperoni and jalapeño peppers. Warm Up: 122 Washington St., 203-853-4546, www.strada18.com .
- Wrap your hands around a warm bowl of black bean chili from The Lime and feel winter's frosty chill slowly melt away. Warm Up: 168 Main Ave., 203-846-9240, www.limerestaurant.com .
- Peru's answer to bouillabaisse can be found at Fiesta Limena where the parihuela awaits.This hearty bowl -- a meal in itself -- is bursting with clams, mussels, shrimp, squid and crab, along with a homemade stock ideal for dipping your bread. Warm Up: 330 Connecticut Ave., 203-853-8600, www.fiestalimena.com .
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