It’s the holiday season, and that means seasonal treats in a host of traditional flavors, some with delicious twists.
Get out your ugly holiday sweaters
So, remember that holiday sweater some ex-friend gave you that was so ugly it made you long for fruitcake?
Well, it’s time to take it out of mothballs and wear it proudly. Both Max’s Wine Dive, 340 E. Basse Road, and Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, are having a day devoted to those ghastly knitted creations. On Dec. 14, anyone wearing an ugly sweater will receive a free dessert or small plate under $10.
So, find that sweater that puts the “err” in “merry,” and put it to the only good use there is outside of burning it for fuel. To reach the Boiler House, call (210) 354-4644 or visit www.boilerhousesa.com. For Max’s Wine Dive, call (210) 444-9547 or visit www.maxswinedive.com.
If you wish to invest in a vintage ugly sweater, check out RustyZipper.com. You can even find plenty that get more lit than a drunken uncle on Christmas!
Christmas concert at Boardwalk Bistro
On Dec. 20, Boardwalk Bistro, 4011 Broadway, hosts Small World, which will be performing their 20th annual Christmas Concert.
“We are serving our regular dinner menu with Christmas specials,” owner Barbara Hunt says. “The performance is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and there is no cover charge. This is always a wonderful event.”
For more information, call (210) 824-0100.
McDonald’s decorates its menu with holiday flavors
McDonald’s is offering the following treats through the end of the year:
- Peppermint Mocha – a milder blend of espresso, steamed milk, peppermint and dark chocolate syrup, topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate – a blend of peppermint and dark chocolate syrup, steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle
- Holiday Mint McFlurry – a soft serve vanilla ice cream blended with peppermint candy pieces and holiday mint flavored syrup
- Egg Nog Shake – a delightfully creamy, egg nog flavored shake with real whipped cream and a cherry
- Holiday Pie – a sweet custard filling baked inside a flaky pastry with colorful holiday sugar sprinkles on top
Cookie Bites and more at Corner Bakery Café
Corner Bakery Café, 18720 Stone Oak Parkway, is cooking up baked goods trays featured Cookie Bites, Bar Bites and Bundt Bites. Plus, the purchase of a large Cinnamon Creme Cake brings a $5 bonus card valid during the month of January.
Call (210) 441-4547.
Pumpkin treats at EZ’s through the holidays
EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill introduced two seasonal treats for October, and they proved so popular that both were held over through the holidays.
The dishes are the Pumpkin Latte Shake and the Roasted Pumpkin Pizza. both are available at all EZ’s locations.
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Holiday lunches return to Ruth’s Chris
Both Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will have holiday lunch hours this December.
The steakhouse at Concord Plaza, 7720 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 821-5051, is open now through Dec. 21, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., while the Sunset Station location, 1170 E. Commercce St., (210) 227-8847, will be open Dec. 17–21, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The cost is $50 per person and includes a starter, a choice of entrée, Accompaniment & Dessert
Choose an entrée from Filet & Frites, Sliced Steak Sandwich, Salmon, Chicken Caesar or Mixed Grill.
No other promotions can be used with this offer.
Black-eyed pea tamales at La Fonda Alamo Heights
La Fonda Alamo Heights, 6402 N. New Braunfels, is combining two holiday traditions under one husk: tamales and black-eyed peas. From now through Dec. 31, you can order black-eyed pea tamales in addition to the usual pork, chicken and beef varieties.
“You are supposed to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck throughout the coming year,” says owner Hans White. “We figured this was a tasty way to do it!”
These handmade tamales can be ordered by the dozen and come ready to steam and serve at your next holiday gathering. Prices range from $8.50 per dozen for pork (with or without jalapeños), chicken, and beef to $12 per dozen for black-eyed pea. Order by calling (210) 824-4231.