New Yorkers have a tendency to freak out in anticipation of winter storms, descending on supermarkets and bodegas en masse to stockpile toilet paper, deli meat and, most importantly, beer for the whole 12-to-24 hours of snow-filled sequestration. All this week, we’ve been hearing about Jonas, the not-quite-blizzard set to dump about a foot of snow on the metro area starting late tonight. Tomorrow, you’ll probably be tempted to stay in bed with your sad can of lentil soup, but area bars and restaurants are offering compelling deals for the brave-hearted. So pull on your warmest boots and hit the snowy streets for these tasty treats.
5th & MAD: If your goal is to weather the storm drunk, then this bi-level gastropub is here to help: For every inch of snowfall, patrons will get a free shot of Jim Beam. Let it snow!
Aunt Jake’s: We know we said to get out of the house, but...delivered doughnuts. With any delivery purchase of $20 or more, this newly opened red sauce joint will throw in a free order of its bombolones (Italian-style ricotta doughnuts) with a caramel dipping sauce.
Beautique: Talk about inconvenient timing: this luxe, mod American spot is relaunching brunch tomorrow. To help entice diners to stop in, it’s offering jam-based cocktails for just $8, shaken up by James Beard Award-nominated mixologist Charlotte Voisey.
Delicatessen: The Nolita comfort-food spot will do its part to warm frostbitten extremities with a discounted $10 Michmac (loaded macaroni and cheese with turkey-chicken chili and a fried egg), plus $9 boozy hot cocoa and $5 toddies.
Gotham West Market: Spend all of tomorrow inside the sprawling Hell’s Kitchen food hall: you can get gratis hot ginger apple cider at Indie Fresh; warming mushroom broth at Uma Temakeria; and roasted butternut squash soup at El Colmado. For a little bit more dough, you can nab a $2 Mexican hot chocolate from Choza Taqueria, a $7 spiked hot chocolate or cider from the Cannibal, or opt for a $20 bucket of five Tecates at Genuine Roadside.
Hotel Chantelle: This tri-level Lower East Side bar-restaurant is luring in diners with free mulled wine for each guest with a dinner reservation tomorrow night.
KOA: The Japanese-inflected joint is offering an edifying hot sake shot with any order of its signature ramen or soba noodle dishes.
The Meatball Shop: All six locations will be offering tempting deals tomorrow, including a $5 Applejack, cinnamon and cider Warm & Cozy cocktail; a $4 order of mini Buffalo Balls; and, if you’re feeling really classy, $2 Jello shots and PBRs.
The Spotted Owl Tavern: The cozy East Village bar wants you to linger all weekend long, pouring steamy $6 Irish coffees and hot toddies all of Saturday and Sunday.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue: Virgil’s all-day happy hour includes Bud and Bud Lite for $4 per pint or $12 per pitcher, and Goose Island for $5 a pint and $15 a pitcher. Create a comfy bed for all that booze with Virgil’s loaded Trainwreck Fries, smothered in melted cheese, house-smoked bacon and pickled jalapeños, or nachos mounded with house-smoked pulled chicken, pork or brisket, both half-off at just $7 each.