Top 5: Ways to spend X-Mas week, foodie style
1. Walker's British Ads + Pub Fare
The Walker has been screening its annual best-of British television ads for 21 years. If you were lucky enough to snag tickets, this year's spots include dancing marionettes, nudists, Snoop Dogg, and a live-broadcast skydiving stunt--not all in the same ad. New this year, the Walker's offering British fare at a little pub set up outside the theater ($1 off w/ your ticket stub) and 20.21 restaurant is offering a British-themed tasting menu if you want to indulge in Scotch eggs or Pimm's Cups.
2. "It's a Wonderful Life" + High Tea at the St. Paul Hotel
The Saint Paul Hotel hosts performances of local actor/director Jim Cunningham's "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" accompanied by holiday tea ($55) or dinner ($70) December 14-17 and 20-23, repeating a tradition that began three years ago. The multi-course tea menu includes goat cheese crostini with fig compote and duck mushroom pot pie; the dinner menu begins with a beet/feta salad and ends with a candy cane chocolate-raspberry roulade.