This fast-casual restaurant does chili verde stew better than almost anyone else

The green chile stew at Dos Coyotes
The green chile stew at Dos Coyotes

Enduring winter’s chill always seems worth it because local Southwestern fast-casual chain Dos Coyotes offers its hearty green chili stew at this time of year. Made with fire-roasted New Mexican green chilies, white-meat chicken and creamy red potato, this chili-verde-esque bowl leads with comfort but finishes with a noticeable heat. Served with two warm flour tortillas, the stew makes for a filling lunch.

$7.75, at 6450 Folsom Blvd., suite 101, Sacramento (and various other locations), 916-452-5696,

Carla Meyer