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Snow Weekend Survival Guide

Seven ways to endure—and embrace—Charm City's impending blizzard.

By Jess Mayhugh | January 20, 2016, 6:00 pm

The wood-fired hearth at Parts & Labor, which is featuring "snowed-in" specials at its butcher shop. -Photography by Scott Suchman
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Snow Weekend Survival Guide

Seven ways to endure—and embrace—Charm City's impending blizzard.

By Jess Mayhugh | January 20, 2016, 6:00 pm

The wood-fired hearth at Parts & Labor, which is featuring "snowed-in" specials at its butcher shop. -Photography by Scott Suchman

Unless you've been living under a rock (or boycott social media entirely), you've heard that the Baltimore metro region is on track to get between 1 to 2 feet of snow this weekend. There are plenty of ways to prepare—from the practical to the full-on panic—and we put together a list of ways to make your snowed-in weekend way more fun.

Stock up on essentials at Parts & Labor.
The Remington butchery doesn't want you to go hungry this weekend, which is why it's offering 20-percent off of "snowed-in" essentials, like ground beef, sausage, eggs, cheese, and stock. As an added bonus, Parts & Labor will throw in a roll of toilet paper to any customer who spends $50 or more. The promotion takes place Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wear an appropriate wardrobe.
While proper waterproof boots, snow pants, and down jackets are all well and good, the artistic folks at Wholly Terra in Hampden have another idea when it comes to necessary winter gear. The lawn-chair debate has been raging for years, but one thing is clear—the foldable, weathered, plastic chair summarizes Baltimore winter in a nutshell.

Get ready, hope this "front" lives up to the hype... Shirts available in my shop. #hampden

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Forget crowded Home Depot
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In case you are total procrastinators like us and have yet to scour the shelves of Home Depot and Ace Hardware, Station North Tool Library has you covered. On Thursday from 5-8 p.m., the tool shop and workspace will be selling custom-made flat head and snow shovels.

Put on some Drake and make yourself a cocktail.
Pretend it's still 80 degrees out there by making a cocktail inspired by the song of the summer. Wit & Wisdom's head bartender Jonathan Levy shared the recipe for his winter cocktail Hot Line, which you can make at home or enjoy by one of the restaurant's many fireplaces.

  • 1.5 oz. Dewars White Label
  • 0.5 oz. Drambuie
  • 0.5 oz. honey syrup
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. orange juice
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 3.5 oz. hot water

Combine in a preheated dock glass and top with hot water, orange twist garnish.

Do sweaty yoga inside a rock venue.
If you live local and want to layer on and trek over to Rams Head Live, the zen vibes will be flowing inside the concert venue on Sunday. M.Power Yoga Studio is hosting a Rock 'n Flow event that will feature a beginner's vinyasa class by instructors Nila Mechali and Lindsay Lusignea, set to a soundtrack of live music performed by Mickey Coviello of bluegrass band Cabinet and ambient tunes from The Herd Brothers. Update: Not surprisingly, Rock 'n Flow has been postponed to February 12 due to weather.

Pelt snowballs at a bunch of strangers at the Washington Monument.
A couple of planned, neighborhood snowball fights have been cropping up, but we like the sound of this epic event taking place at the Washington Monument at noon on Saturday. (Organizers are also considering moving it to Sunday due to blizzard-like conditions.) Some important rules: stay warm, load up on carbs beforehand, and don't be a jerk.

When all else fails, head to the bar.
Once you've exhausted all your available resources, enjoy one of the most characteristically Baltimore pastimes: trudging down to the corner bar. In all likelihood, they'll be open and ready to serve. In fact, some of them, like Banditos in Federal Hill, are turning all of these Doppler radar reports into one giant party.




Meet The Author

Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.



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