When the owner of Uncle Bacala's, Peter Hewitson, read the post about Tutto Pazzo’s snow-day discount, he was moved to inform us about his own. This is the third year of Uncle Bacala’s snow-discount program (Tutto Pazzo’s has been going on for 16 years) and the deal is as follows: If snow accumulation tops 6 inches, you get 25 percent off your food bill; more than 12 inches, the discount is 50 percent. This cannot be combined with any other offer (e.g. a fixed-price menu) and must be paid in cash.
Hewitson told me, “I saw there were 15 inches in Mineola, so we’re doing 50 percent off tonight.”
Tonight’s specials include cioppino (San Francisco-style seafood stew), seafood paella, and tripe with cannellini beans.
Uncle Bacala’s is at 2370 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park, 516-739-0505.
Salmon "agro dolce" at Uncle Bacala's. Photo by Bill Davis