Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Coral Cafe, Burbank, CA

The Coral Cafe, in the heart of Burbank, California, is a popular place to grab a coffee or to get a bite to eat 24 hours a day, even on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and soups. Their current soup specials include clam chowder, chicken and dumplings, chicken tortilla and lentil soups. Beer and wine is also served.

Coral Cafe
3321 West Burbank Boulevard (corner of North Lima Street)
Burbank, CA 91505
Telephone: (818) 566-9725
They're now on Facebook

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pagoda Restaurant, Santa Claus Lane, North Pole

The award winning Pagoda Restaurant (featured on the Food Channel) in North Pole, Alaska offers its diners Mandarin, Szechuan, and Cantonese dishes, seven days a week, all year long. Instead of roast turkey and baked ham, picture yourself feasting on Alaska King Crab legs fresh from the wok, seasoned with cilantro, white wine, ginger, oyster sauce, scallions and cilantro. That's just one of the family style dinners and lunches served at the Pagoda Restaurant, along with soups, appetizers and a variety of beverages. Like several other North Pole businesses, the Pagoda Restaurant is open on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Call ahead for hours and reservations.

Pagoda Restaurant
431 Santa Claus Lane
North Pole, AL 99705
Telephone: (907) 488-3338
Pagoda website

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sang Kee Asian Bistro, Wynnewood, PA

The Sang Kee Asian Bistro in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is open on Christmas, offering Peking Duck as an alternative to the usual roast turkey and cranberry sauce. When you bring the kids for Christmas, bring their report cards. If their grades are good, they could get a discount. Sang Kee's is handicap accessible and has free parking. Reservations are suggested.

Sang Kee Asian Bistro
339 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Telephone: (610) 658-0618
Sang Kee website

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gladstones, Pacific Palisades, CA

Southern California's famous Gladstones restaurant in Pacific Palisades, California, will be open on Christmas Eve serving up Dungeness crab, clam chowder, assorted seafood and freshly made crepes. Located on the Pacific Ocean just feet away from the beach, Gladstones is on the south side of Pacific Coast Highway just west of where Sunset Boulevard dead ends and just a skip and a jump from Malibu. To keep the kids happy, there are over a dozen big screen plasma televisions and a sandbox to play in. Reservations are highly recommended for Christmas seating.

17300 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90265
Telephone: (310) 454-3474

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Louie's Café, Baton Rouge, LA

Louie’s Café, near the intersection of Lake Street and Highland Road, is just outside of the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Open 24 hours a day, Louie’s serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner to the Louisiana State University students and the sports fans who come to watch LSU football, baseball, basketball and other college sports. It is open all day, every day, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There are no reservations; it's strictly a walk-in establishment, but you can dine in or get your food to go. There's no need to dress up, it's a casual dining kinda place.

Louie's Café
209 West State Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 346-8221
Louie's website

Monday, May 23, 2011

Chinese Combo King, Baton Rouge, LA

Located just outside the north gate of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, the Chinese Combo King (aka CCK) restaurant is open every day of the week providing hungry students and area residents fresh, hot Chinese cuisine. The menu includes such traditional Chinese fare as vegetable lo mein, egg rolls, beef with brocoli, Kung Pao chicken and Sichuan shrimp. No reservations are needed, just walk in when you're ready. The food's not free, but the parking is. But what about Christmas, you may ask? The answer is that the Chinese Combo King is open on Christmas.

Chinese Combo King
166 West Chimes Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 389-1228
CCK website

Marty's All American Grill, Cary, NC

Marty's All American Grill (formerly known as the Sunset Grille) will be open for Christmas on Sunday, December 25, 2011. The restaurant is located in Cary, North Carolina, in front of the Staples at the Harrison Pointe Shopping Center (at the corner of Harrison Boulevard & Maynard Avenue), and just a few hundred feet north of the Northwoods Shopping Center (at the other corner of Harrison Boulevard & Maynard Avenue). Marty's has patio seating, fun atmosphere, a large selections of beers and a menu that includes BBQ ribs, wings, steaks, pizzas, hamburgers, a kids menu, seafood platters and a catch of the day. (I have no idea what the catch of the day will be on Christmas.)

Marty's is just a short drive from Morrisville and Clegg.

Marty's All American Grill
231 Grande Heights Drive
Cary, NC 27513
Telephone: (919) 380-1991
Marty's Grill website

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jackson's Steakhouse, Pensacola, FL

Jackson's Steakhouse, named in honor of General (and President) Andrew Jackson, is located in Pensacaloa. Florida, next to the Plaza Ferdinand where the General's bust is on display honoring his role in forcing Spain to cede the future state to the United States in 1821. Jackson's Steakhouse, which is normally closed on Sundays, will open its doors for a Christmas Day dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m on Sunday, December 25, 2011. Jackson's will also be open on Christmas Eve from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for dinner.

Jackson's Steakhouse
400 South Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Telephone: (850) 469-9898
Jackson's website

Moss Beach Distillery, Moss Beach, CA

Moss Beach Distillery is located in the San Mateo County Coastside area, on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant is casual dress and takes reservations over the phone or online at OpenTable.com, but they will also accomodate walk-ins.

The restaurant offers a special Christmas dinner menu featuring herb rubbed turkey breast, gravy, giblets, candied yams and pumpkin pie. Basically, the works. And kids under 12 get fed for half price.

They're open on Christmas Day from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for brunch and from 3:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for dinner. And they're open on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Call ahead for hours and reservations.

Moss Beach Distillery
140 Beach Way
Moss Beach, CA 94038
Telephone: (650) 728-5595
Moss Beach website

Saturday, May 21, 2011

TRIO, Austin, TX

The TRIO restaurant in downtown Austin, Texas, overlooking the scenic Lady Bird Lake, offers its diners prime steaks, fresh seafood, a fine wine selection and doors that are open on Christmas Day. The TRIO is located in the Four Seasons Hotel on San Jacinto Boulevard near the Convention Center. While it is a bit more expensive than Denny's, the lavish setting and premium menu would make it a very special Christmas treat for the family this year.

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 478-4500
TRIO website

Pete's Kitchen, Denver, CO

Steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, hashbrowns, feta cheese omelets, shorts stacks, French Toast... In Denver, Colorado, the place to go for Christmas breakfast is Pete's Kitchen. The bill of fare also includes Philly cheese steak sandwiches, bacon and fried egg sandwiches, and homemade soup (with or without beans.) Better yet, Pete's is open on Christmas all day long.

The restaurant is located on East Colfax Avenue (aka Interstate 70) at the corner of Race Street, just two blocks north of Cheesman Park and four blocks north of the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Pete's Kitchen
1962 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Telephone: (303) 321-3139
Pete's Kitchen website

Denny's, Ann Arbor, MI

The Ann Arbor, Michigan, Denny's Restaurant is open on Christmas. Located in the Arlington Square Retail Shopping Center at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and the Huron Parkway, the Ann Arbor Denny's will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011. It is a walk-in location, so no reservations are necessary, and like all Denny's it's a place where you can dress casual and bring the kids.

3310 Washtenaw Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Telephone: (734) 971-0090

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just Around the Corner, ‎Atlanta, GA

Tiny, cramped, run down, with grill fried burgers served across a well worn counter. And it's a darn good burger, promoted as the "Best Burger" in the downtown Atlanta area. You can chow down inside or take a seat outdoors on the sidewalk. Pretty inexpensive too.

I asked 'em, as I always do when visiting someplace new, and was told that while they are closed on Christmas day, they will be open on Christmas Eve and on New Years Day. If that's where the wind takes me this December, I'll be back at the Just Around the Corner‎ for another one of their burgers with fries and a coke.

76 Spring Street Northwest (corner of Marietta Street Northwest)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 522-5632

Monday, May 9, 2011

Glenn’s Kitchen, Atlanta, GA

Glenn’s Kitchen at the Glenn hotel is in the heart of downtown Atlanta, within walking distance of the Turner Broadcasting System offices, the CNN studio tours, and the Atlanta Underground. It serves up southern comfort foods year round, and it will be open on Christmas Day in 2011, although for limited hours. The small, comfortable restaurant is inside of the hotel next to the lobby, and has a full bar.

Glenn’s Kitchen
110 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 469-0700

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Gui Rim BBQ, Los Angeles, CA

Gui Rim's All You Can Eat Korean BBQ is open on Christmas serving up all the BBQ beef tongue and pork belly you can eat. Take all you want, but eat all you take. No doggie bags allowed! Free parking is available if you can find an open spot on the street.

Gui Rim's now has a Facebook page with the all the latest information about this popular Koreatown restaurant. Click here to check it out.

Gui Rim Korean BBQ
3977 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Telephone: (213) 387-5459

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Restaurant, West Hollywood

The Restaurant is the restaurant open on Christmas in West Hollywood, California. Situated inside of The Standard hotel, The Restaurant has the retro look and feel of a classic American coffee shop. In Los Angeles, casual plus comfort food equals Christmas.

The Standard hotel is located on the famous (and infamous) Sunset Strip in the heart of West Hollywood, just minutes away from Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Dive. The hotel's wheelchair accessible The Restaurant offers dine-in and take-out customers a choice of brunch, lunch, dinner and an all-day breakfast. And fresh watermelon juice.

The Restaurant at The Standard
8300 Sunset Boulevard (at the corner of North Sweetzer Avenue)
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Telephone: (323) 650-9090

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bad Girlz Bail Bonds, Baltimore, MD

Santa is making a list and he's checking it twice...

But Santa Claus isn't the only one you have to worry about if you've been bad girl (or boy)' there's also the police. If the police have decided that you've been naughty, you may need some help finding your way out of incarceration and finding your way back home for Christmas. Bad Girlz, a woman-owned bail bonds company in Baltimore, Maryland, keeps its doors open to give you that help, even if you need that help on Christmas Day.

Bad Girlz Bail Bonds East
3218 Bel Air Road,
Baltimore, MD 21213
Telephone: (410) 534-3400

Monday, May 2, 2011

Juanita's Burger Boy, Louisville, KY

You can't get a traditional baked ham or roast turkey dinner with all the holiday trimmings at Juanita's Burgery Boy Diner in Louisville, Kentucky, but you can pork chops. You can get country ham steaks. And you can get bacon. With a little side of apple sauce, that's close enough. Better still, you can get it all on Christmas Day, because Juanita's diner will be open for business. You can bring your family for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or you can call in and get your holiday feast to carry out.

Call for more info or visit the website linked below.

Juanita's Burger Boy Diner
1450 South Brook Street
(At the corner of South Brook Street & East Burnett Avenue)
Louisville, KY 40208
Telephone: (502) 635-7410
Juanita's Website

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Denny's, Mokena, IL

The Denny's restaurant in Mokena, Illinois, is open on Christmas Day, although it is closed for six hours on Christmas Eve. Whether you're looking for a Grand Slam Breakfast, burgers and fries for lunch or something more substantial for dinner, the Mokena Denny's can serve you in the restaurant or provide you with take out service this coming Christmas. It's also open on Thanksgiving and is a free Wi-Fi Hotspot.

9430 West 191st Street
Mokena, IL 60448
Telephone: (708) 479-6488