The Walnut Room
It is the archetypal Christmas restaurant, with a giant tree, room-roaming fairies and classics like Mrs. Hering’s 1890 Original Chicken Pot Pie and Frango Mint Cheesecake.
Desserts in December
Brought to us by Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, this event brings a little sweetness into the lives of industrious students (and even slackers).
December 3, 5-7pm
Run for Beer
It’s kind of a run, .5 K, and that minimal exercise part is a ready excuse for the beer-drinking part, as if any excuse were needed.
December 5, 11am-2pm
TBOX: Back to the Nineties, Sorry About 2020
(Cubby Bear and eleven other bars)
The Twelve Bars of Xmas celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, and if you plan to go, you might want to set up your designated driver now.
Some say it’s not Xmas until Hans Gruber falls off Nakatomi Tower; we say, it’s not Xmas until a drag queen serves you holiday cookies.
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: email@example.com