Green Bean Casserole
Every so often, someone in the family decides to update this classic '50s-era concoction of creamy string beans and a crunchy topping. It never works. Basic is best, and Clyde’s (pictured) doesn’t mess around with formula, making the dish available now through Thanksgiving, at least. If you're willing to stray a bit, Penn Quarter's Hill Country gives it a Texas twist, and serves it year-round (Clyde’s Columbia: 410-730-2829; Hill Country: 202-556-2050).