Meat Picks | 12.20.12

Holiday Wrap Up

The holiday hustle and bustle is quickly coming to a close. Last minute shoppers can take in Macy’s, Toys R Us and other retailers who are staying open 24/7 in the days leading up to Christmas Eve. The last day Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza will be open is Christmas Eve until 4 p.m.

Gift foods are always a holiday hit and Chicago Magazine has some unique ideas for foodies and “imbibers”. Harry & David is also offering special sales online with guaranteed delivery by Christmas, as is Williams-Sonoma for orders placed by 12 pm Pacific time today. For those who make their own, here are 10 tips for packaging cookies and candies.

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas dinner recipe, check out Chef Andrew Hunter’s recipe for Holiday Ham from Niman Ranch. Or, try Red Meat Market’s Dinner for Four.

Linkalicious Resource List

Party planners say New Year’s Eve reservations should be made before Christmas. If you still don’t know where you’re going to be or what you’re going to do on New Year’s Eve (not a clue), here’s a quick resource list to help make plans:

 

Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic  Open 12/31 to 9 p.m.

204 Restaurants with NYE offers at Open Table                                                 http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=4&m=3

Chicago Parent’s Family Fun List                                                                http://www.chicagoparent.com/picks/new-years-eve-for-kids

TOC’s Annual Guide                                                                                   http://timeoutchicago.com/search/apachesolr_search/New%20Years%20Eve

Concerts                                                                                                        http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2012/12/new_years_eve_2012_chicago_concerts.html

Grub Street NYE Ideas Parts 2 & 3                                                                  http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2012/12/more_new_years_eve_ideas_for_y.html http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2012/12/new-year-eve-2012-pt3.html

LEYE Year End Calendar  http://leye.com/events

Huff’s Top Party Picks                                                                                                            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/08/new-years-eve-events-chic_n_2264070.html#slide=more268592

Eventbrite’s Top Picks                                                                                        http://www.eventbrite.com/chicago-new-years-eve-2013                                                (Sort by price, zip and more: 10 Pages of “606”)                                         http://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=New+Years+Eve+2012&loc=Chicago%2C+IL

Metromix Pix                                                                                               http://chicago.metromix.com/stories/1087-chicago-new-year-s-eve-parties

Concierge Preferred                                                                        http://www.conciergepreferred.com/tours/4950-2013-new-years-eve-celebrations-in-chicago.html

Chicagoland Events                                                                      http://chicagolandnewyearseve.com/?gclid=CLe6zfSCp7QCFelDMgodCyIABA

We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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