By Sandra Mauro '19
Photos by Isabella Houle '19
Winter has come, and it’s time for cold weather treats. Accordingly, here are my top five Open City recommendations for the season:
1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate - $3.50
A new addition to the Open City menu, this decadent drink has the perfect ratio of peppermint to chocolate. It’s a wonderful spin on the classic hot cocoa and is topped with a swirl of whipped cream.
2. Apple Cider Cupcake - $3.00
Cupcakes are fabulous year round, but this new-comer to the Open City menu is especially perfect for the holiday season. It tastes just like apple cider, with hints of cinnamon and apple. This treat gets the aesthetic award for the icing mountain and cinnamon stick decoration.
3. Grilled Cheese - $8.25
You can’t go wrong with a grilled cheese sandwich. This quintessentially American treat is crispy and undoubtedly cheesy. We failed at taking a picture of a good cheese pull, but trust me, this grilled cheese is amazing!
4. Hot Cider - $3.00
Best for keeping your fingers from freezing off in 30-degree weather. Piping hot and not overpoweringly cinnamon-y. Get this tasty treat on the treacherous hike between NCS and STA.
5. Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel - $7.00
This treat is a fun twist on the timeless pumpkin pie with a brown sugar and pecan crumble on top. The crust is buttery and flaky. It comes with whipped cream on the side and the portion of pie is large by Open City standards.