Eating casserole is about as Midwest as knowing how to still look good under 10 layers of clothing. The older I get, the more I see the beloved casserole's appeal: It's easy to make and it produces hearty-enough slop in one baking dish to satisfy multiple hungry stomachs.
Surly Girl Saloon is no stranger to providing diners with caloric-heavy modes of comfort (hello, cupcakes toppling in icing). The restaurant's $9 plate of tuna noodle casserole is a heaping pile of creamy, bubbly deliciousness covered in cheddar cheese and french-fried onions.
Press Grill also provides stick-to-your-ribs comfort, serving a green bean casserole with its Thursday night $9.99 special, the Thanksgiving Dinner. The classic dish is plated beside turkey breast, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy.
Eggfast's menu calls its hash brown casserole famous. Potatoes, onions, cheese and a "closely guarded" spice mix are baked golden brown and served as a main dish, side dish or packed into a breakfast burrito.
And you can find the Greek version of casserole, moussaka, at Olive Tree Mediterranean Caf e in Hilliard. For $13 they'll bake you layers of eggplant, zucchini, potato, ground beef and bechamel cream and coat the top with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.