Turning to comfort food and ordering delivery might be one of the best (and easiest) ways to cope with the bitter cold. Answering the call for belly-warming dishes, Maroni Cuisine will soon begin delivering "hot pots" of primo pasta directly to your door.
According to DNAinfo, the Italian restaurant on Long Island—known for its meatballs and appearance on Food Network's Throwdown! with Bobby Flay—is slated to open a second location on the Upper East Side, where it will offer delivery for the first time. (Long Islanders can place take-out orders and pick them up.) For dinner, choose from spaghetti pomodoro with meatballs, fresh cheese ravioli, linguine with clams and penne vodka with chicken. When the metal crock of noodles arrives, fully cooked and ready for reheating, just pop it on top of your stove until it simmers.
A small pasta pot (12 meatballs) ranges from $25 to $30, the medium (19 meatballs) runs about $45 and a large (28 meatballs) falls between $62 and $65. Keep the metal pot for your own cooking needs, or return it for $3 off another small order or $5 off another large. 307 E 77th St at Second Ave (no phone yet, maronicuisine.com)