OK, it's officially cold now, making it ideal weather for at least one thing: soup. 

Madison restaurants have a wide variety of bowls, from ramen and miso and hot and sour to beer cheese, bean and bacon and hearty clam chowder. If you're trying to slim down in the new year, try Indian dal or pho; if you're just looking for warmth, try a creamy curry. 

We rounded up 15 winter warmers from all over the city, flexible enough to fit any diet or taste. Share your favorites in the comments! 

— Cap Times staff