It’s Day 10 of Santa Cruz Restaurant Examiner/Santa Cruz Foodie’s “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.” Today’s prize is a $50 gift card from the Hindquarter Bar & Grille. See end of article for how to enter.
Hindquarter and many other restaurants in the area are serving special holiday meals on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day, while some restaurants are closed. Here are some highlights.
Hindquarter: Open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. 12/24: Dining room closed at lunch, but bar is open at 11:30 a.m. for lunches, appetizers, etc. The dining room is open from 5 – 9:30 p.m. serving the regular menu plus holiday specials. 12/25: Closed at lunch. The dining room is open from 2 – 8 p.m. serving the regular menu plus holiday specials. Call (831) 426-7770 for reservations.
Aquarius is open on Christmas Eve (regular menu) and Christmas Day. On 12/25, there is a $55 4-course menu from 12:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. See web site for menu details. There is also a special kids’ menu available. Call (831) 460-5012 for reservations.
Michael’s on Main: Open on Christmas Eve. The bar opens at 2 p.m., and the dining room is open from 3 – 8 p.m. with a special set menu. Call (831) 479-9777 for reservations. Closed on Christmas Day.
Hoffman’s: Open on Christmas Eve, serving the regular menu plus an optional 3-course prix fixe menu for $38. See web site for menu; call (831) 420-0135 for reservations. Closed on Christmas Day. Hoffman’s is running a pie promotion until 12/31 (apple, marionberry, pumpkin, and pecan): buy one pie, get half off the second one. Normal price is $14; special price is $21 for 2.
Bittersweet Bistro: Restaurant open on Christmas Eve featuring regular menu plus nightly specials with first seating at 4 p.m. and last seating at 8 p.m. Call (831) 662-9799 for reservations. Café open 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Both café and restaurant closed on Christmas Day.
Closed for the holidays:
- Tacos Moreno: Closed from December 24, 2012-January 13, 2013
- Café Iveta: Closed from December 25, 2012-January 1, 2013
- Charlie Hong Kong: Closed from December 24, 2012-January 1, 2013
- Dharma’s: Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
- Sushi Garden: Closing early on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day
- Tortilla Flats: Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Reminder — during the entire “12 Days of Christmas” promotion, each person can only win one prize.
DAY TEN PRIZE – The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Hindquarter in Santa Cruz.
To enter, email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the word “Hindquarter.”
Or post a comment to this article on my Facebook page, and include the word “Hindquarter.”
Either way, the entry deadline is Sat. Dec. 22 at 5 p.m.
The drawing will take place that evening; the winner will be notified via email.