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Weekend Food Stuff: Super Special Holiday Edition
Everything has pretty much gone Christmukkah-tastic for the weekend, and dining options are slim or extra-special, since most folks will be roasting their own chestnuts over their own open fires at home for the next few days. This time of year is also about tradition, whether it be the Chinese food feast as avoidance strategy on Christmas Eve or Day, spiked Egg Nogs after Midnight Mass, baking cookies for Santa, hoarding the chocolate coin winnings after a rousing game of dreidelspinning, or only-in-LA twists on the holidays that owe a lot to warmer climate and cultural diversity. Shhh...don't tell, but this LAist is summing this weekend up long-distance; our own holiday traditions are family (ergo, chaos) centered, way up yonder in Vancouver, B.C. This weekend we've got cocktails (Bloody Caesars, Lemon Drops, and Dirty martinis) and appetizers on Christmas Eve, baked goodies like Panforte and Stollen (either homemade or smuggled up North from Trader Joe's), shortbread and Christmas cookies along with a leisurely Christmas morning breakfast, turkey with all the trimmings not once, but twice, thanks to Boxing Day on Monday. Whew!
So we're wondering, what are your eating traditions this time of year?
Also, we'll give you this handy link to what restaurants are open and accepting reservations for Christmas Day, according to OpenTable.com, as well as let all the fresh produce lovers know that The Hollywood Farmer’s Market will be open and running on Saturday (rather than the usual Sunday) for this and the next weekends only. What hasn't changed is the time (8 AM to 1 PM) and the place (at Ivar and Selma Avenues). Park free for an hour at the Cinerama Dome at Ivar and Sunset, Things get back to normal for the market Sunday, January 8, 2006.
Just a wee something to chew on. Tomorrow we'll talk latkes!
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