CityEats’ Picks: Winter Cocktails

With the temperature dropping, there’s nothing better than a winter cocktail to warm you up. From a hot toddy to a classic bourbon-spiked cider, here are CityEats’ 10 favorite winter cocktails.

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Fratelli's in NYC

Fratelli's in NYC

Mikey Roe stops to pose before diving into the sausage and broccoli rabe hero at Fratelli's. 960 1280

  

Fratelli’s Pizza Café in the Bronx

Fratelli’s Pizza Café in the Bronx

Fratelli’s Pizza Café in the Bronx is famous for their olive oil-drenched, garlicky sausage and broccoli rabe hero. 960 1280

  

Fratelli’s broccoli rabe pizza

Fratelli’s broccoli rabe pizza

Fratelli’s broccoli rabe pizza is also a late-night people pleaser. 960 1280

  

Crif Dogs in NYC

Crif Dogs in NYC

Mikey meets the customers at Crif Dogs, a culinary keystone of St. Mark's Place in New York City's eclectic East Village. 960 1280

Frank Murray  

Mikey talks to Abdelbaset Elsaued

Mikey talks to Abdelbaset Elsaued

Mikey talks to the head of Halal Guys, Abdelbaset Elsaued. 960 1280

  

Halal Guys

Halal Guys

Halal Guys, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is known for their juicy lamb platters smothered in insanely spicy red and deliciously creamy white sauces. 960 1280

  

Tribeca in lower Manhattan

Tribeca in lower Manhattan

Mikey films a segment in Tribeca in lower Manhattan. 960 1280

Frank Murray  

Bubby's blueberry pancakes

Bubby's blueberry pancakes

Bubby's blueberry pancakes, among the many breakfast options available at all hours of the night, draw a crowd. 960 1280

  

Bubby's chicken and waffles

Bubby's chicken and waffles

Bubby's is a favorite spot for top chefs in the city, who stop by after a long night of cooking 5-star meals for this extensive menu of comfort food, including chicken and waffles. 960 1280

  

Bubby's steak and eggs

Bubby's steak and eggs

Bubby's steak and eggs hits the spot when you’re craving a hearty late-night meal. 960 1280

  

Crif Dog’s hot dogs

Crif Dog’s hot dogs

Crif Dog’s hot dogs are delivered right to your bar stool at PDT, because nothing goes better with a cocktail than a deep-fried hot dog. 960 1280

  

Hunts Point Market

Hunts Point Market

Mikey finds himself having to talk his way out of trouble when he runs into an officer at Hunts Point Market. 960 1280

  

Crif Dogs

Crif Dogs

One of Crif Dogs’ 16 different dogs with 23 customizable toppings. 960 1280

  

Crif Dogs' tater tots

Crif Dogs' tater tots

Crif Dogs' tater tots compliment the Jersey-style dogs perfectly. 960 1280

  

Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

As Argentina’s oldest cafe, this historic hangout has been a gathering spot for artists, politicians and musicians since the late 1800s. You can’t leave without ordering the local favorite -- chocolate con churros, crunchy fried dough dipped into thick hot chocolate. 960 1280

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Cafe Central, Vienna

Cafe Central, Vienna

A Viennese institution since 1876, this palatial coffeehouse has been a meeting place for some of the world’s greatest minds, from Sigmund Freud to Leon Trotsky. True to Viennese cafe culture, you’ll want to linger for hours in this grand cafe. 960 1280

Torsten Mangner, flickr  

Sant'Eustachio il Caffe, Rome

Sant'Eustachio il Caffe, Rome

Founded in 1938, this small stand-up cafe is a landmark in the heart of Rome, near the city’s iconic Piazza Navona. Drinking espresso standing up is the equivalent of to-go coffee for Italians. No matter how much time you have, order the local favorite "gran caffè speciale,” a shot of sweetened espresso.  960 1280

Michiel Jelijs, flickr  

La Cafeotheque, Paris

La Cafeotheque, Paris

While many cafes in Paris focus on atmosphere more than the coffee, this spot is one of the exceptions. Coffee aficionados, Parisian hipsters and tourists alike all gather at this cafe for the best beans from all over the world, which are roasted in-house. 960 1280

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Winkel, Amsterdam

Winkel, Amsterdam

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, this charming corner café is known for its appeltaart (Dutch apple pie). But it’s also a great spot to sip on coffee, especially because of the outdoor seating, with its front-row view of the bustling farmers market nearby.  960 1280

Kathleen Rellihan  

Toma Cafe, Madrid

Toma Cafe, Madrid

To keep up with this high-energy city, you’ll need plenty of caffeine. The locals head to this tiny bustling café to refuel with favorites such as cafe con leche (espresso with milk) and alfajores (caramel biscuit sweet). 960 1280

Yukino Miyazawa, flickr  

Kaffeine, London

Kaffeine, London

While the caffeinated beverage of choice in London is tea, coffee (good coffee, too) can still be found in this city. Inspired by the cafes in Australia and New Zealand, this independent coffee spot is always packed with those in search of an expertly brewed cup of java.  960 1280

elisabet.s, flickr  

Caffe Vita, Seattle

Caffe Vita, Seattle

Virtually anywhere you go in Seattle, you’re an arm’s length away from a great cup of coffee. So if you ask a Seattleite where to find the best coffee, be prepared for a lengthy list in response. A local favorite, this cafe specializes in small-batch coffee roasting and even offers the general public a chance to learn the secret to its artisanal brewing with its Public Brewing School. 960 1280

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Reslau, Auckland

Reslau, Auckland

New Zealand invented and perfected the country’s signature coffee drink -- the flat white, a shot of espresso blended with steamed milk, no froth. This award-winning cafe is one of the best spots in Auckland to enjoy an expertly crafted flat white topped off with a home-baked treat. 960 1280

Moira Clunie, flickr  

Double Tall, Japan

Double Tall, Japan

While you might think that the Japanese drink green tea all day, coffee is becoming more and more popular in this country, especially with the younger generations. While the iconic vending machine is a popular way to get your caffeine fix to-go, there is a small band of quality coffee shops in Tokyo, with Double Tall leading the pack. Known for its latte art, the coffee’s presentation -- and taste -- will wow you. 960 1280

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Food Paradise: Pot Pie

Food Paradise: Pot Pie

Straight out of the oven, the pies are laid out on cooling racks at Pot Pie Paradise and Deli in Hayward, CA. 960 1280

  

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Locals flock to Pot Pie Paradise and Deli, a cozy little pot pie shop, to gobble up more than 500 of the savory sensations a week! 960 1280

  

Pleasant House Bakery in Chicago

Pleasant House Bakery in Chicago

The savory filling provided by Pleasant House Bakery in Chicago is sealed inside a pot of pastry, baked to a golden brown. 960 1280

  

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

If you're not in the mood for something exotic, Pot Pie Paradise and Deli also offers up the classic chicken pot pie. 960 1280

  

Lobster Pot Pie

Lobster Pot Pie

Located in Kennebunk, ME, the most sought-after of all the lobster-laden delights on Academe's menu is its famous pot pie. 960 1280

  

Royal Pies

Royal Pies

Chicago’s Pleasant House Bakery treats customers to flaky, buttery “Royal Pies.” These British-inspired, hearty dishes live up to their title; each is made by hand using the best meats (the owners butcher their own meat!) and quality produce (many of the vegetables used are grown in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood). 960 1280

  

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

The bowl at Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company is overloaded with freakishly large, whole button mushrooms, and drowned in a rich red sauce. 960 1280

  

Round-Abouts Restaurant

Round-Abouts Restaurant

Mother-and-son pot pie impresarios Nate and Bev Kellison opened Round-Abouts Restaurant in 2010, introducing the city of Lincoln, NE, to their unique brand of pot pie: the “Round.” 960 1280

  

Traveling Fare

Traveling Fare

The pies at Traveling Fare are so delicious that there's always a line of people waiting out the door. Even the mayor declared them the official pot pie of Marietta, GA. 960 1280

  

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Another one of Pot Pie Paradise and Deli’s signature pies is the Indian-inspired chicken tikka masala. 960 1280

  

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts maintains a sweet, small-town ambiance with a vintage flair. 960 1280

  

Academe’s Lobster Pot Pie

Academe’s Lobster Pot Pie

The waters here are overflowing with this succulent crustacean -- and so is Academe’s lobster pot pie. 960 1280

  

Kennebunk Inn in Maine

Kennebunk Inn in Maine

No place serves up New England flavor better than Academe at the Kennebunk Inn in Maine. 960 1280

  

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

The best thing about the chicken pie at the Centerville Pie Company is the gravy and the crust, full of chicken and extra deliciousness. 960 1280

  

Pleasant House Bakery

Pleasant House Bakery

Kale, mushrooms and chicken balti curry are among the daily offerings at Pleasant House Bakery. But the king of the Royal Pies on the menu is the steak and ale. 960 1280

  

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