The city on New Year's Day is all about the walking wounded—some folks will spend the day recovering in bed, and others are ready to head back out there and get in the game. For the latter group, here are some places open for New Year's Day brunch. Just don't forget to tip big; your poor server or bartender is probably in worse shape than you.
Time to loosen that waistband a notch or two, folks, because eggnog season is here. Of course, our local bartenders know how to do it up right. Even if you don’t like the idea of egg in your drink, we have a couple egg-free options.
New Year’s Eve dinner out is typically a spendy affair, when every restaurant menu transforms into a pricy prix-fixe fandango. But fear not, we found a few options that look really fair, or seem like they will over-deliver for what they’re charging. Happy New Year!
Only a couple of weeks remain until Christmas, sure, but you still need to show up at holiday parties with a nice host gift (a classy move). At the very least, you'll want to give something sweet to people you care about, like your brilliant hairstylist. And chocolate is rarely the wrong answer (like, never), so here’s what some of our local confectioners and chocolate-makers are offering for the holidays.
If you’re going to be doing any of your holiday shopping downtown this year, you’re going to need some fuel to survive the bag-totin' crowds. Here are a few new-ish places where you can grab a bite to eat, plus ideas on where you can find some holiday cheer to keep you feeling good about people.
Smell that earthy (and expensive) fragrance in the air? It’s white truffle season, and local restaurants are shaving this seasonal delicacy on all kinds of special dishes right now, so don’t delay.
While many restaurants keep shifting into a more-casual vibe (to wit: less tablecloths, more communal tables), it’s nice to see that some fine-dining displays of bravado and flair remain. One timeless example? The tableside cart. Here are seven places that offer great tableside shows of service, a reminder that a skilled server with some culinary tricks up their jacketed sleeve never goes out of style... or fails to entertain.
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