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Things to do for December 20, 2012
Ham, Caviar, Beignets and Other Holiday-Weekend Necessities
The weekend isn’t sure how to tie this ribbon.
Whole Pit-Smoked Hams at Hill Country
In the next few days, you may be charged with feeding a number of people. Or you might just be really hungry. Either way, the Texas BBQ outpost is taking orders for whole oak-smoked hams. Your optional add-ons: campfire baked beans, corn pudding and other stuff that goes great on your leftover ham sandwich.
The Coffee Bar Debuts in Shaw
And now, a bar without a liquor license. No, stay with us. This is a morning bar, where you can get your fix of pour-overs and drip from three different roasters, and tiny little waffles that warm up over your coffee cup. Last call comes early.
Solstice Celebration at Equinox
You’ll be at Equinox. Drinking good red wine. Eating 24-hour brisket, agnolotti with white-truffle butter and apple-cider beignets. Seems normal so far. But you’ll be standing up, a rock band will be playing, and you’ll be celebrating like a pagan demigod entering the dark of winter.
An Eight-Course Apocalyptic Dinner
So the world could end tomorrow. Look on the bright side. You can have eight courses of champagne, Sauternes, XO cognac and coveted California cabernet. Oh, and while you’re at it: oysters with caviar, truffled baked-potato soup, rib eye with beef cracklings and gold-leafed chocolate cake. See, it’s not so bad.
Chocolate Nirvana at the Ritz-Carlton
And for your holiday dating needs: a giant buffet of chocolate and candy. Think chocolate truffles, cakes, mousse and a candy-cane bar. In your glass: champagne cocktails from the bar’s resident champagne sommelier. As to which goes well with candy canes: they all do.