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Bakery Lorraine's peppermint macaron
It's that festive time of year, and food is part of the celebration. Here's a sampling of San Antonio restaurants serving up to — and sometimes on — Christmas.
Bakery Lorraine //
The ever-growing local bakery chain has desserts covered for your holiday parties. Bakery Lorraine will have pies, Buches de Noel and limited edition holiday-themed macaron boxes available for special order. Special macaron flavors include peppermint, eggnog, gingerbread and more. Pies will be available in house-roasted pumpkin and Jack Daniel's pecan, while the Buches de Noel include vanilla mousse, cherry compote and chocolate sponge soaked with kirsch syrup. Place your orders before Thursday, December 20 to guarantee these treats on Christmas Eve. Multiple locations, bakerylorraine.com.
This Broadway mainstay is holding special brunch hours for the holidays. Swing by Cappy's for the usual brunch happenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations aren't required but are definitely recommended, especially with the holiday. 5011 Broadway, (210) 828-9669, cappysrestaurant.com.
Davila's BBQ //
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Davila's smoked turkey
Brought to you by pitmaster Adrian Davila and company, this Seguin barbecue spot is offering custom smoked turkeys, hams and select holiday meats at $1.75 a pound. Yep, you supply the meat and Davila's will take care of the rest. If you don't feel like fighting an abuelita for a turkey at H-E-B, you can also opt for the $55 special of a 12-14 pound smoked turkey paired with two quarts of cornbread stuffing and a quart of giblet gravy. 418 W Kingsbury St, Seguin, (830) 379-5566, davilasbbq.com.
El Colegio //
Located inside the Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk, El Colegio will feature six holiday cocktail reimagined from classic holiday cookies. From sugar cookies to chocolate crinkles, getting boozy has never been so sweet. 112 College Street, (210) 518-1000, omnihotels.com.
Esquire Tavern/Downstairs at Esquire //
Go seasonal when you get boozy and order the aged eggnog. The traditional libation follows a recipe dating back to the 1700s, in which eggnog is prepared well in advance before it is consumed. In this case, the vintage goes back to November. Beginning Tuesday, December 18, bar-goers will be able to try the authentic eggnog, while it lasts. If eggnog isn't your thing, Esquire also has a cocktail menu with festive choices like the traditional Hot Toddy. 155 East Commerce Street, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com.
Krause's Cafe //
Esquire's traditional egg nog
If you feel like heading up to New Braunfels, why not stop by Krause's? This Comal County staple will offer family-friendly fun with Santa pictures from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, and Sunday, December 23. While the kids are excited about Santa, adults can nibble on German or Munich platters, with selections like pork belly, chicken schnitzel, sausages, sauerkrat and dunkel reduction. Just trying to get boozy? Krause's is all about winter drinks like a Hot Toddy, German Glühwein (mulled wine), spiked hot chocoate and more. 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, (830) 625-2807, krausescafe.com.
Las Canarias //
The restaurant inside the Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk will host a lavish Christmas meal, offering both brunch and dinner options. Brunch will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day with made-to-order omelets, cheese and charcuterie boards and the traditional ham and turkey. For dinner, Las Canarias will go the seafood route, while also offering carved meats. Save room for dessert, there will be yule logs and eggnog milkshakes. 112 College Street, (210) 518-1063, omnihotels.com.
Meadow Neighborhood Eater & Bar //
The still-new eatery is going all out for the holiday. Meadow will host a Santa Brunch on Sunday, December 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On top of holiday cocktails like Hot Toddy, bourbon eggnog and cranberry mimosas, parents can enjoy the usual brunch menu while little ones get their pictures with Santa Claus and decorate sugar cookies. Couples can opt for something a bit more elevated and stop by the pre-fixe dinner on Christmas Eve, from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who want to have Meadow prepare an at-home holiday dinner can place an order for the 10-person meal with ham, roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, dinner rolls and more. Order
by Thursday, December 20. Reservation required, 555 W Bitters Road #110, (210) 481-4214, meadowsanantonio.com.
Nestled inside Hotel Emma, Supper will host a Christmas Eve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Chef John Brand has curated an exclusive menu centered around the bronzino, or European bass. Holiday-inspired sides will round out the menu. 136 East Grayson Street, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com.
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