In case you live under a rock, winter storm Nemo is barreling towards Boston. Estimates vary, but no matter what happens, it seems safe to say that we're in for some serious winter weather. So, to help you prepare, here are fifteen ways to get ready.
1. Fling open the doors to Thailand Cafe: the heat from all the chiles should evaporate most if not all of the snow.
2. Go to your nearest 7-Eleven, get a Slurpee, and take home extra spoon/straw shovels in case you end up needing to slurp/scoop your way out.
3. Get takeout from Salts in Central Square. Salts... for the road. Road Salts!
4. Eat lots of white foods for camouflage. Start with the white chocolate hot chocolate at L.A. Burdick.
5. Go to Neptune Oyster and pray to Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, for no flooding. Sacrifice a hot lobster roll in his name.
6. Get oysters at Strip-T's and request that they be served on mounds of snow instead of the usual salt.
7. Head to the Dairy Queen in Quincy for, what else, a Blizzard.
8. Get the elote (grilled corn) at Toro. Pretend that the cotija cheese is snow!
9. Head to YumeWoKatare for buta ramen (five pieces of pork) and a pound of roast pork to go: that should last you for a while.
10. Buy lots of Red Vines red "licorice." Bite off both ends, use as a snow snorkel as needed.
11. Take this opportunity to stake out your turf as first in line for when Sullivan's reopens for the season.
12. Consume ghost chilis for added warmth. Start with the ghost chili margarita at Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake.
13. Fortify with some Mexican hot chocolate.
14. Just get drunk.
15. Leave a really, really big tip.
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