With one bite, this homey one-dish meal wards off the winter chill.
* The House: In an old Craftsman house, chef Scotter Kanfer cooks up a vegetarian potpie based on whatever rare veggies are available at the farmer's market. They're served in a roasted red onion with a top "crust" of mashed sweet potatoes with grated beets. (Farmer's market potpie, $16.) The House, 5750 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 462-HOUSE.
* Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner: This Southland institution serves a classic chicken potpie: peas, carrots, potatoes, tender chunks of chicken and a slightly creamy sauce in a flaky golden crust. It comes with soup, salad, sweet-and-sour rhubarb or mashed potatoes and, of course, Knott's famous fluffy biscuits. (Chicken potpie, lunch, $5.95; dinner, $10.95.) Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner, Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, (714) 220-5080.
* Daily Grill: Beneath the puff pastry crust, you'll find a deep-dish pie full of carrots, onions, peas and mushrooms, all sauteed in butter, plus steamed dark meat chicken and bechamel sauce, with a dash of lemon juice and Louisiana hot sauce. (Chicken potpie, $11.95.) Daily Grill, check phone book for numerous locations.