#Juno is bearing down on the city, and that means it’s time to hunker down, check your flashlight batteries, and stock up on food and, more importantly, booze. Do all that, then go take advantage of one of these snow-day food and drink specials being offered up by friendly neighborhood restaurants.
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Last updated January 27, 2015, at 1:54 p.m.
Louro, 142 West 10th Street, 212-206-0606
Louro opens tonight, Tuesday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and will be waiving corkage fees. Their happy hour will also be in full swing, complete with free snacks offered with drink orders, plus $8 cocktails, $6 wines, and $4 beers.
Mira Sushi & Izakaya, 46 West 22nd Street, 212-989-7889
Mira is open tonight with an all-night happy hour featuring $5 beers, $6 wines, $8 well drinks, $6 sake, $13 select specialty cocktails, and choices of appetizers (two for $8 or $12) like togarashi fries, Kyoto crunchy sloppy joes, and gyoza.
Awadh, 2588 Broadway, 646-861-3604
Awadh opens with its full North Indian menu at 5 p.m. today. Look for slow-cooked biryani, slow-cooked black lentils with tomato purée, and Dahiwala — baby goat simmered for hours over a low flame and accompanied by yogurt mixed with turmeric, salt, garam masala, and Awadhi spices.
Rosa Mexicano, 9 East 18th Street; 61 Columbus Avenue; 1063 First Avenue
All three Rosa Mexicano restaurants will be open at 4 p.m. today for happy hour followed by full dinner service, offering complimentary tasters of frozen pomegranate margaritas or Mexican hot chocolate.
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, 75 Ninth Avenue
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina’s full-service dining room and Pastificio takeaway counter are open; the restaurant is offering a complimentary warm chocolate ravioli dessert to all guests. Chelsea Market is also open.
Thirty Acres, 500 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, 201-435-3100
Thirty Acres is throwing a hunker-down party with beer, wine, and $10 snacks. It runs from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, January 27.
Subject LES, 188 Suffolk Street, 646-422-7898
Subject is open and slinging cocktails tonight, Monday, January 26.
Charlie Bird, 5 King Street, 212-235-7133
Charlie Bird is open tonight, and will open tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.
Union Square Hospitality Group, all restaurants
All restaurants in Danny Meyer’s empire — including Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, The Modern, Maialino, North End Grill, and Marta — are allowing BYOB until Wednesday.
The Smith, 1900 Broadway; 55 Third Avenue; 956 Second Avenue
All day on Tuesday, January 27, The Smith will offer three brunch dishes: Sicilian Baked Eggs ($16) with artichokes, burrata, spinach, spicy tomato sauce, and ciabatta; johnnycakes ($15) with black forest ham, poached eggs, and cheddar fondue; and Vanilla Bean French Toast with maple butter and caramelized bananas.
Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Avenue
The restaurant is staying open all day tomorrow, January 27, for diners looking to post up out of the cold.
The Wayland, 700 East 9th Street, 212-777-7022
American Cut, 363 Greenwich Street, 212-226-4736
American Cut is hosting a snow party at the bar tonight, Monday, with half-off cocktails, bar snacks, and limited à la carte menu items from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sekend Sun, 32-11 Broadway, Queens, 917-832-6414
Sekend Sun is open tomorrow, January 27, and offering $6 hot toddies.
Il Principe, 525 Greenwich Street, 212-608-1211
If the temperature drops below 20 degrees on Tuesday, Il Principe will serve free hot cocoa.
Piora, 430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801
Piora is offering warm vanilla eggnog made with nigori sake, vanilla bean, soy milk, and egg yolk. The restaurant is open for dinner, but closed Tuesday.
Boulton & Watt, 5 Avenue A, 646-490-6004
Boulton & Watt will offer a special blizzard brunch tomorrow from noon to 7 p.m. Look for happy hour specials ($5 drafts, $5 wines, $8 specialty cocktails) and $5 brunch cocktails (bloody mary, mimosa, sangria), too.
Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue, 212-260-9480
Professor Thom’s will open at noon tomorrow and host a movie marathon. In addition to standard happy hour specials ($4 select drafts and wine, $5 well drinks), Thom’s will give away bottomless movie popcorn. Movie schedule will be announced via social media (@professor_thoms) tomorrow morning.
Forrest Point, 970 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-366-2742
This Bushwick bar will host a snowman-building contest in its garden at 4 p.m. Teams of up to four are welcome to participate and have one hour to complete their creations. Judging categories and prizes will be announced prior to the contest.
Bara, 58 East 1st Street
Bara, the new French-Japanese restaurant from Momofuku and French Louie alum Ian Alvarez, will serve a special menu tonight that includes oysters, chicken soup, and pork belly with togarashi. All wines by the glass will be offered for $10. The restaurant will be closed Tuesday.
Edi & the Wolf, 102 Avenue C
This Austrian tavern is offering diners a complimentary mulled wine before and after their meal. The grilled onion and gruyère-topped Wolf Burger (normally available during brunch only) will be offered during dinner, and you can score a Wolf Burger plus a beer for $16.
The Third Man, 116 Avenue C
Pop in for complimentary mulled wine.
Craftbar, 900 Broadway, 212-461-4300
Craftbar is starting happy hour early at 3 p.m. tonight; deals apply to cocktails and wine.
Boqueria, all locations
All locations of Boqueria will be open tonight, and will offer free churros con chocolate to diners. The Upper East Side (1460 Second Avenue) and Flatiron (53 West 19th Street) locations will give complimentary Nutella hot chocolate to all guests. The restaurants will open at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, 212-982-3006
Jimmy’s is offering $2 off all drafts today and tomorrow, plus a special drink, the High West highball, for $10.
The Meatball Shop, all locations
6 p.m. tonight right now until close tomorrow night, drinkers can buy one Hot Buttered Rum cocktail (Old New Orleans 3 Year Amber Rum, brown sugar, butter, and spice) and receive the second one free.
The Fourth, 132 Fourth Avenue, 212-432-1324
While the snow is falling, The Fourth is offering $5 draft beers and $10 highballs.
The Milling Room, 446 Columbus Avenue, 212-595-0380
The Milling Room is offering $6 hot toddies made with tea, brandy, and Swedish Punsch (sweet liquor made from sugarcane) and served with an orange wheel studded with cloves.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue, 152 West 44th Street, 212-921-9494
Virgil’s Real Barbecue is running a pair of special snow-day happy hours from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to close. Order a pint of Rebel Rouser IPA and receive a free Rebel glass.
Trattoria Bianca, 481 Eighth Avenue, 212-268-8460
Duck into this restaurant near Penn Station between 4 and 7 p.m. today and you’ll find $1 oysters and classic cocktails for less than $10.
Bo’s Kitchen and Bar Room, 6 West 24th Street, 212-234-2373
Bo’s is running a Monday all-night happy hour with snow-day specials like $1 oysters, $5 house beer, $7 wine, and $10 specialty cocktails.