Before diving face-first into the holiday hoopla, take pause with a casual anniversary party at Parts and Labor. The Logan Square burger-cocktail-beer spot is celebrating its first anniversary on December 22nd and December 23rd. Eat burgers and sip on one of the bar's special anniversary cocktails. The latter will be available both days for $5 each.
Lunch Buffet at The Signature Room
Nothing prepares your soul for the holidays like a good buffet. Especially one that's so high in the sky it practically touches heaven. The Signature Room has extended their lunch buffet, which typically runs just Fridays and Saturdays, to run all week long through the end of the year. Available for $20 per adult and $11 per child, the buffet features a carving station, seasonal veggies, roasted meats, salads, sides, and soup. Not only is it an economical lunch choice, but it's the perfect respite from the shopping melee.
Christmas Eats at Centro
Keep it casual this Christmas with a meal or two at Centro, open for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with nightly a la carte menus and a special Feast of the Seven Fishes salad. The special, indicative of biblical Christmas lore, includes conch, shrimp, calamari, octopus, lobster, scallops, and mussels, all seasoned with olive oil and garlic-lemon dressing.