Ok, winter seems to have finally gotten here and its staying (at least for a bit). Luckily you can find winter weather restaurant specials throughout the Boston area. Eater Boston created this great list I’m sharing below.
Winter weather restaurant specials in Boston
- The Blue Ox (191 Oxford St., Lynn): At dinner during major storms, get a half portion of rigatoni bolognese free with purchase of a glass of 2014 Montepulciano from Cantine Mucci, Santo Stefano, Abruzzo, Italy ($15).
- Coppersmith (40 W. 3rd St., South Boston, Boston): 20% off the Coppersmith Cafe lunch menu (served until 3 p.m.) if there are more than three inches of snow on the ground.
- Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse (75 Arlington St., Back Bay, Boston): Get a complimentary order of spring rolls (several varieties available) at the bar when the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Use your phone to show the weather to the bartender in order to redeem this deal. Available weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays 5 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., only in the bar area. One order per person per day. The deal ends on March 9, 2017. Call (617) 357-4810 for more info.
- Puritan & Co. (1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): Serving a three-course snow menu whenever it snows more than three inches in Boston — appetizer, entree, and dessert for $35. Available in both the dining room and at the bar. Open 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.
- SRV (569 Columbus Ave., South End, Boston): Until the first day of spring, serving bottomless meatballs in red sauce for $4 on any day the T is closed during a declared snow emergency.
- State Park (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge): Serving a special snow day menu whenever there are at least four inches of snow on the ground. Expect warm drinks, “rare and awesome beers,” strong cocktails, and chalet shooters.
- Yume Wo Katare (1923 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge): The tiny ramen shop normally serves a very small menu: ramen, ramen with more pork, ramen with less pork (for kids), extra noodles, and extra pork to take home. But when the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a spicy ramen special comes out to play. Keep an eye on the restaurant’s Facebook page for confirmation that it’s being served.
But Eater Boston also has a great interactive portion of their site. What’s #OpenInBOS Today? is activated on stormy days. It lists which restaurants are open or closed due to the bad weather. If you want to eat out on a snowy day or night, be sure to check their site first.