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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Fried Chicken from Sylvia's in New York

Fried Chicken from Sylvia's in New York

Did You Know? Recent studies suggest that comfort food changes mood on a biological level by sending happy signals directly from the stomach to the brain.

Dish 1: Fried Chicken
Where: Sylvia's, 328 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
960 1280

  

Giant Cinammon Rolls at Lulu's in San Antonio

Giant Cinammon Rolls at Lulu's in San Antonio

Did You Know? Sweden is considered the birthplace of the cinnamon roll. So enamored are the Swedes with their comfort creation, they named October 4th National Cinnamon Roll Day!

Dish 2: Giant Cinnamon Rolls
Where: Lulu's, 918 Main St, San Antonio, TX 78207
960 1280

  

Blueberry Blue from Tom and Chee in Kentucky

Blueberry Blue from Tom and Chee in Kentucky

Did You Know? Blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Dish 3: Blueberry Blue Cheese Donut Sandwich
Where: Tom + Chee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
960 1280

  

BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffles at Waffles and Dinges in New York

BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffles at Waffles and Dinges in New York

Did You Know? Studies suggest that consumption of comfort food is triggered in men by positive emotions, and by negative ones in women.

Dish 4: BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffle
Where: Waffles & Dinges, 122nd St & Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
960 1280

  

The Hobo stuffed Potato from The Rack Shack

The Hobo stuffed Potato from The Rack Shack

Did You Know? Potatoes are one of the best sources of potassium and fiber in the produce section. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Dish 5: The Hobo Stuffed Potato
Where: The Rack Shack, 2925 Cliff Rd, Burnsville, MN 55337
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Shrimp and Grits from Hominy Grill in Charlotte

Shrimp and Grits from Hominy Grill in Charlotte

Did You Know? Grits are a food of American Indian origin common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast.

Dish 6: Shrimp and Grits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
960 1280

  

Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits

Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits

Did You Know? Throughout most of the world, the term biscuit means a hard, crisp, brittle bread. Only in North America does it reference a softer bread product.

Dish 7: Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
960 1280

  

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Dry Rub Ribs from Rendezvous

Dry Rub Ribs from Rendezvous

Did You Know? The delicious tradition of BBQ arose in the early 1500s when Spanish explorers introduced pigs to the native populations of Florida. In turn, native Americans taught Europeans a grilling technique they called "barabicu", meaning "sacred fire pit."

Dish 1: Dry-Rub Ribs
Where: Rendezvous, 52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
960 1280

  

Big Ben BBQ Platter

Big Ben BBQ Platter

Did You Know? Pulled pork is a form of barbecue in which pork, usually shoulder cut (sometimes referred to as Boston butt) or mixed cuts, is cooked using a low-heat, long-cook method.

Dish 2: Big Ben BBQ Platter
Where: Pappy’s Smokehouse, 3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103
960 1280

  

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Did You Know? Most barbeque joints serve up two kinds of ribs: baby back and spare. Spare ribs, the larger and flatter of the two, come from the belly side of the pig. Baby back ribs, smaller, curvier and meatier, are what’s between the spare rib and the spine.

Dish 3: Baby Back Ribs
Where: Henry’s Hi-Life, 301 West St John St, San Jose, CA 95110
960 1280

  

BBQ Feast at Osborne Family Farm

BBQ Feast at Osborne Family Farm

Did You Know? Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. Brisket is also the national food of the Republic of Texas.

Dish 4: BBQ Feast
Where: Osborne Family Farm, 19400 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223
960 1280

  

BBQ Ribs at Buz and Neds

BBQ Ribs at Buz and Neds

Did You Know? In the pre-Civil War period, Southerners ate, on average, 5-lbs. of pork for every 1-lb. of beef.

Dish 5: BBQ Ribs
Where: Buz n Ned’s, 1119 North Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230
960 1280

  

Did You Know? One of the challenges of grilling chicken is getting the breasts, thighs, legs and wings so they are all cooked perfectly.

Dish 6: BBQ Chicken Dinner
Where: The Brick Pit, 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
960 1280

  

Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai

Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai

Luscious Arabian dates make the perfect topping for this stunner at Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai. 960 1280

  

Pizza Hut in Dubai

Pizza Hut in Dubai

This popular new pie at Pizza Hut in Dubai is topped with 12 mini cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

City Hall in Cape Town

City Hall in Cape Town

City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, is where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after he was granted freedom. 960 1280

  

Texies in Cape Town

Texies in Cape Town

Texies in Cape Town, South Africa, serves up fresh fish-and-chips dinners. 960 1280

  

Cape Town’s harbor

Cape Town’s harbor

Built for the World Cup Soccer tournament, this giant sculpture giving a peace sign in Cape Town’s harbor is made up of thousands of Coca-Cola cases. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

A caravan of camels parked at a popular highway rest stop just outside Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

A local commutes on the streets of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Bab Doukala, Marrakech, Morocco

Bab Doukala, Marrakech, Morocco

Vendors prepare for a day of selling inside the Bab Doukala, one of the gates into the ancient medina, or walled city, of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Reem Shawarma in Amman, Jordan

Reem Shawarma in Amman, Jordan

Reem Shawarma is Amman, Jordan's most popular street-eat stall, selling nearly 1,000 pounds of beef each day! 960 1280

  

An American couple in Accra, Ghana

An American couple in Accra, Ghana

When they're homesick, this American couple working in Accra, Ghana, stop by KFC for a little taste of home. 960 1280

  

Pizza Hut in Mauritius

Pizza Hut in Mauritius

This Pizza Hut in Mauritius incorporates local flavors along with the chain's signature cheese-filled crusts. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

This highway rest stop is a popular eating spot for tourists and locals traveling outside of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Hawai, a Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco

Hawai, a Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco

Hawai, with hints of lime, coconut and orange juice flavors, is a popular Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll is popular among Emiratis in the Arabian Peninsula. 960 1280

  

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