LIQUID COURAGE
Drinks to Keep You Warm!

With this crazy cold weather we've been having, it's natural to want to bundle up and not leave the house. That being said, what better excuse is there to grab a cocktail? Liquid long-johns could be just the thing to thaw you out, especially if they're served warm. Here's a list of delicious hot drinks to sip in the city, (and on the chance that you absolutely refuse to leave your apartment, we've found some recipes for you too).

Whoever thought of putting these two things together is a genius. The winter classic gets spiked with stout beer, Jameson, and Bailey's Marshmallow for a rich treat. Order it for dessert. Or have it for dinner. No one could blame you.

The Redhead 349 E. 13th Street New York City, 10003

DAILY BITES
Where to Feast on Christmas Eve

Cooking for the holidays can be stressful, especially on Christmas Eve. The best bet is to throw in that apron and have someone else do the work for you. Take the pressure off with one of these amazing prix fixe deals in the city.

Spice Market is offering two prix fixe menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Both menus are priced at $55, with dishes such as shrimp tod mon pla, soy cured salmon and lobster tail and pineapple sticky buns. Colicchio & Sons is offering a four course ($135) and seven course ($225) prix fixe dinner in the main dining room, as well as the Tap Room. Highpoint Bistro & Bar offers guests a festive three course menu for just $44 ($19 for children) from 4-9pm.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Happy National Lobster Day!

National Lobster Day is here and summer is the perfect time to score the freshest shells. Check out these NYC restaurants and what delicious lobster dishes they will be serving, as well as a couple of recipes for Do-It-Yourself-ers!

Carmine's: Lobster Fra Diavolo

Vai: three-course National Lobster Day menu featuring dishes such as sauteed lobster fricasse

BEST OF
NY's Hot Raw Bars

New Yorkers are used to being pretty fresh. And even if we're miles from the ocean, we're still rolling pretty deep in quality seafood. These are our Top 5 picks for the choicest seafood you'll find without a snorkel.

The John Dory Oyster Bar- April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman (The Spotted Pig) are the brains and bellies behind this seemingly old-school seafood spot. Decked in black tile, you can shuck to your heart's content (the restaurant serves until 4am) or grab a glass of one of the wines on tap. Located inside the Ace Hotel, you might want to relax in the lobby or grab a cup of just-next-door Stumptown Coffee on your way out. If you're really feeling a seafood feast, book the basement-located Chef's Tasting Table for a party of 12. 1196 Broadway (29th Street) 212. 792.9000.