I don't know if everyone defines comfort food the same. For some, it's something tasty when you're having a bad. For other, comfort food is a celebration. Either way, here's one of my favorites for this installment of Dave Benson's Eating Kalamazoo.
Website Atlas Obscura says Milwaukee is the quirkiest city and it's only a four and a half hour drive from here. It's nice. Try the German food. Brats and red sauce at the ballpark are great, too. But looking at their list, I say Kalamazoo can out quirk Milwaukee.