Forget about hunkering down for today’s foul weather. Venture out-of-doors for food and drink specials at your favorite spots – a reward for bundling up and braving the elements.
Boston – Back Bay
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
Make for Copley Square any time after 12:00pm for snow day specials like Dry Aged Duck Breast Croquette ($10) or Roasted Oysters Grantinee ($9). You can get cozy by the fire or belly up to the bar for toasty cocktails like the Cabin Fever which features house-made hot-buttered rum batter, Privateer Amber rum and nutmeg ($15).
When the temperature drops below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, head for the bar at Davio’s. The Arlington Street outpost of the Northern Italian Steakhouse will be offering complimentary orders of their signature Spring Rolls (in flavors like Philly Cheese Steak, Chicken Parm, Buffalo Chicken, Reuben or Shrimp Cojita). The Cold Weather Special is available Monday-Friday 11:30am–11:00pm in the bar area for dine-in customers only. Guests may redeem only one order of Davio’s spring rolls per day from January 2018 – February 28, 2018 (just show the bartender your phone for proof of temp).
Boston – South Boston
Barring a power outage or water flowing through the ceiling, it’ll be business as usual at Lincoln. Pop in between 10:00am and 3:00pm for brunch or warm up with a bowl of ramen (the perfect reward for all that shoveling). Thursday Night Ramen starts at 5:00pm. On Friday they’re offering a special Snow Day BTK serving up Hot Chocolate Pancakes and Nitro Cold Brew Cocktail specials. Reservations recommended.
Capo will be open starting at 5:00pm on both Thursday and Friday with the fireplace cranking and Felix Brown Band in the Supper Club starting at 8:00pm. Pop on over for a snow storm pick-me-up.
Have your fill of tacos and oysters at Loco Taqueria. The West Broadway spot will be open at noon with their Winter Lunchin-Land menu.
Boston – South End
Starting at 5:00pm, chefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell will be serving up bottomless meatballs in red sauce for only $4.
Burro Bar Brookline
Come 5:00pm, Burro Bar’s got half-priced orders of Blizzard Nachos ($7) for folks brave enough to head outside. These crispy, cheesy piles of goodness are well worth the trip to Washington Square, adorned as they are with chorizo, guacamole, pork charro beans, cabbage & jalapeño slaw, pimpin’ jalapeños, tres quesos, baja cream and chipotle mayo.
Chopps American Bar & Grill
Snow Days are the best days at Chopps American Bar & Grill. The Burlington eatery will be open all day. Mention the special snow day promo to receive 15% off your food bill.
Puritan & Co.
Any time it snows more than three inches in Boston throughout the winter, Puritan and Co. will offer a three-course “storm menu” including select appetizer, entrée, dessert for just $30. Guests who order a drink at the bar from 9:00-10:00pm, will get a complimentary bar pizza.
Don’t let a little snow scare you….find your way to Forage for dinner tonight and get cozy over their special snow day prix fixe, available for $39 per person in addition to the regular menu. Wine guru Stan Hilbert will open some big old Burgundies to go with it.
Spend your snow day at Kendall Square’s only Jewish deli. They’re open 8:00am – 10:00pm and have plenty of bagels, lox, and hot pastrami. Plus, their free wi-fi makes it feel like you’re working from home (with the added luxury of delicious food right in your “office”).
Stop by State Park between 11:30am to 1:00am for American fare & amusements, including warm drinks and cold beer. Whatever beverage preference you have, don’t miss their fried cheese curds, pork chop sandwich, or apple dumpling dessert.
Café du Pays
Craving poutine in this cold weather? This Kendall Square newcomer serving French-Canadian cuisine can be your go-to for comfort food from 4:00pm to midnight, with meat pies, charcuterie and game meats.
Russell House Tavern
Russell House will be shucking oysters all day for a buck apiece so if you happen to find yourself snowed-in in Harvard Square, swing by to have your fill of the briny little treats (before they run out).
Craigie on Main
Come by foot or by snowshoe for a Chef’s Whim! special. Get four courses for $45 or six courses for $57. Prefer a one course meal? Burgers are at the bar (hurry, there’s only 18 of them!).
It’s the first big snowstorm of 2018 and the team at Ledger is marking the occasion with wine. They’ll be open for pouring one of their favorite bottles from their well-stocked cellar for $16 per glass. It comes paired with a free half order of American Chop Suey (a suitable reward for all that shoveling).
The Painted Burro
Whether you spent the day working from home or shoveling out your car, you’ve earned a plate of Blizzard Nachos – for half price! The folks at Painted Burro are piling ‘em high with goodies like chorizo, guacamole, pork charro beans, cabbage & jalapeño slaw, pimpin’ jalapeños, tres quesos, baja cream and chipotle mayo. And they can be yours (if you head to Davis Square) for $7 after 5:00pm.
Davis Square’s Posto will be open for dinner at 5:30pm, offering wood-fired pizzas (Margherita, Pepperoni, Marinara, and Mushroom & Spinach) for all to enjoy – for just $12. The pies are available for dine-in or take-out so take your pick and head to Posto for your snow storm pizza.
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar
Snowed-in in Somerville? Rosebud has the cure for your blizzard blues. Come 5:00pm, they’ll be offering a trio of snow day treats that’ll lure you out of the house, including the Happy Meal (a griddled Cheeseburger, Fries & a Hot Cocoa Bourbon Milkshake for $18), the Pappy Meal (griddled cheeseburger, fries & a 1.5oz pour of rip van winkle 10 year, available for $29 while supplies last) and the Boozy Hot Cocoa Milkshake (housemade hot cocoa, Christina’s Ice Cream, Evan Williams bourbon & mini marshmallows for $12 ).