Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday shenanigans

Red Rocks Cafe at Strawberry Hill serves breakfast with Santa not once but twice Dec. 18; seatings are at 8:30 and 10:15 and the menu ranges from eggs and bacon to peppermint pancakes. Cookies, too, of course. Reservation required; $15 for sdults, $8 for kids; 4223-8 Providence Road; 704-364-0402.

Through Dec. 26, participating Krispy Kremes are serving up the Snowman, the Wreath, the chocolate-iced-glazed-with-holiday-sprinkles and the new Chocolate Peppermint Bark doughnuts.

Zebra's taking reservations for both the Eves -- Christmas Eve and New Year's Eves -- and reservations are required. The first offers the regular menu, the second a four-courser for $74. 4521 Sharon Road; 704-442-9525.

Passion8 will also be open Christmas Eve (then closed through Jan. 4): four courses, $48.

Now through Dec. 24, anyone who buys $25 or more in gift cards at Chipotle can bring in the receipt on the next visit (before Dec. 31) for a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos.