Arlington experienced nothing quite like icemageddon aka icepocolapyse towards the end of 2013. Just these past few days, the Polar Vortex has spread from the North Pole to the entire country. Okay, so we might not have negative temperatures, but it is still pretty frigid out there for us Texans! Here are the best places in Downtown Arlington to warm your soul with a bowl of soup:
1. Potager Cafe
We love Potager for their unique take on dining local (see: Downtown Arlington Cafe on a Local Mission) but during the winter months, there is even more to get excited about. By using what is in season, Cynthia and her team offer a tasty soup almost every day. I recently had a hearty creation: mushroom potato soup. Not a choice you see everyday! Whether it be: Broccoli, Chicken & Dumplings, Vegetable, Black Bean, Potato Winter Squash, Butternut Squash and Apple - I promise you will NOT be disappointed.
Mushroom Potato Soup with a side of Mac 'n Cheese Frittata & salad
2. Smiling Moose Deli
A sandwich shop located in UT Arlington's College Park District (open to the entire community, not just students!) has homemade soups like Chicken Noodle and Spicy Chicken Enchilada. Smiling Moose also serves up Gluten Free soups such as Cream of Tomato Basil and Hearty Vegetable. The Chicken Enchilada has a little kick to it and there are many ingredients like black beans and corn to really make it feel like a meal.
Spicy Chicken Enchilada with hearty vegetables and beans
3. restaurant506 at The Sanford House
Lunch at restaurant506 at The Sanford House is both elegant and affordable. It's a great place to bring clients or out of town guests for a meal fit for royalty...that doesn't break the bank. They have a Soup du Jour for only $4.95 or a Lunch Trio, which includes a sampling of mixed greens salad with toasted almonds, Soup du Jour and Vermont Cheddar grilled cheese for only $9.95. The tomato soup and Vermont Cheddar grilled cheese are a nice upgrade to a childhood favorite.
Lunch Trio with tomato soup, mixed greens, & Vermont Cheddar grilled cheese
4. Tin Cup
Known most for their tasty, freshly-made paninis with Wild West names, Tin Cup also pays close attention to their soup. If you don't want to miss out on your High Noon or John Wayne, opt for a half sandwich and cup of homemade soup. The Chicken and Dumplings had rave reviews on Yelp from user Heather, saying it was "the best I've ever had".
from Yelp user Heather. Click here to read more reviews about Tin Cup