Five Spots to Warm Up this Fall
You can feel it in the air, fall has arrived. The streets peppered with folks swaddled in scarves, hats, and mittens. Their feet crunching through the leaf coated sidewalks. But when the weather gets chilly we tend to slack on eating outing out. Not to worry, we've collected the city’s best spots to warm up and chow down on these crisp days and cold nights.
The Ten Bells
Tucked-away tapas spot on the Lower East Side that boasts a deep selection of specialty wines. Cozy atmosphere, intimate lighting, and a homey crowd make it the perfect place to wine and dine your date on a frigid night. You won’t find yourself buried in a menu, the restaurant’s rotating menu is inscribed on blackboards coating the walls. If you ask us, their chorizo empanadas and papas bravas are the definition of comfort food.
Black Mountain Winehouse
Let the city melt away and transport yourself to a cozy cabin in the woods. Dimly lit, book-lined walls encompassing a crackling fireplace await at this charming wine bar. Ideal for shooting the breeze with an old pal over a glass of wine and some cheesy eats. Warm up with their hot mulled red wine, sweetened with exotic spices; you won’t regret it.
Experience Dumbo’s best kept secret! Skip the looming line at next door’s Grimaldi’s and take comfort in the confines of warm and inviting Juliana’s. Enjoy a savory slice straight out the rustic coal fired oven. Quality, fresh ingredients make this pizza burst with flavor; and don’t even get us started on the crust--crispy and flaky with a soft, doughy interior. A small margarita pie is perfect for two to share.
When the temperatures fall, many folks find themselves hesitant to leave their toasty abodes. We say, gather up the gang and warm up over Spritzenhaus’ roaring fire! This place is terrific for a rowdy night on the town with a group. Play some Jenga as you grapple over what to order from their vast selection of domestic and imported brews. We recommend washing it all down with a buttery soft, warm pretzel.
Nothing warms you up better than biting into a gooey brownie, piping hot out the oven. Satisfy your sweet tooth and take a trip to Baked, nestled away in Brooklyn’s Red Hook. This snug spot serves up an endless array of baked goodies. Their Campfire cookie is sure to have you feeling festive with thick chocolate chunks blended with graham cracker and bits of homemade marshmallow.
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