In stark contrast to the standard Christmas Eve thing tonight, Foundry chef Eric Greenspan is serving up Chinese food, The Princess Bride and The Big Lebowski. Alcohol will flow, Pork Belly and Scallion Steamed Buns will be passed, and drop-ins will be welcomed.
Things to do for December 24, 2009
Pork Belly, a Piano Party and Gingerbread on the Rocks
The weekend lost its pants in the chimney. Don't ask.
Cocktails and Chocolate at Angel's
Even if you're stuck spending Christmas with disturbing relatives, the day's not a total wash—wrap things up with a "Cocktails and Chocolate" party at your favorite Westside piano bar. Worst holiday sweater wins a free dinner for two.
Gratis Drink and Dessert at Agura
After your dinner under the giant Buddha, Agura now offers a novel way to finish off your meal (and year). A champagne cocktail will arrive with a Green Tea Opera Cake topped with chocolate ganache—on the house.
Gingerbread on the Rocks at Nobu
Even come Saturday, we say 'tis still the season for vodka. The Nobu mixologist agrees—a Gingerbread on the Rocks is double-espresso vodka with a cinnamon and ginger puree, garnished with gingerbread crumbles.
Holiday Brunch at Simon
For this weekend only, chef Kerry Simon's brunch specials include Chestnut Soup, a Yule Log With Meringue Mushrooms…and a holiday version of the signature Junk Food Platter. In case you didn't find restraint under the tree.