It's definitely soup and stew season. And there are plenty of both on local menus.
Whether you're in the mood for a hearty bowl of burnt end chili or a brothy pho, you can find something lovely and warm to ward off the frigid temps.
Of course, don't forget the bread (or savory doughnut) for soppin' and dippin'.
On Friday's Central Standard, KCUR's Food Critics searched out the best soups and stews in and around Kansas City.
Here are their recommendations: