Mexican hot chocolate gets an adult shake-up at Ay Chiwowa. (Ay Chiwowa )
A Partridge In A Pear Tree
Porkchop 941 W. Randolph St. 312-733-9333
The West Loop spot offers its version of what your true love—or your server—might give to you in the form of a roasted chicken with pear salad. A holiday beer pairing is included with the meal. 11:30 a.m.-midnight. $19.
Christmas Eve Dinner Menu
Jellyfish 1009 N. Rush St. 312-660-3111
Celebrate the holiday with a four course, family-style prix-fixe menu featuring a chestnut-stuffed whole roasted chicken with Chinese brussels sprouts, citrus couscous and homemade gravy; seared beef and shrimp, sweet potato and spicy tuna rolls; plus soup, salad and dessert. 11:30 a.m.-midnight. $55 per person.
Porn and Chicken and The Trap House
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160
As part of its traveling 12 Days of Porn and Chicken series, the crew from the no-holds-barred Evil Olive banger joins The Trap House party in the Door No. 3 space for a bash featuring $10 40-ounce King Cobra and whiskey shot combos and—you guessed it—free chicken. Debauchery rules, so undress to impress. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5; RSVP at do312.com for no cover before 11:30 p.m.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Ay Chiwowa 311 W. Chicago Ave. 312-643-3200
Give your taste buds a kick with this spiked version of the traditional drink—offered for one week only—made with Abuelita chocolate, milk, butterscotch morsels, sugar and—for heat—reposado tequila. 5 p.m.-4 a.m. Through Dec. 29. $6.
"Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)" Viewing
Delish Diner 2018 W. Division St. 773-276-5200
Remind yourself of the true meaning of the holidays as you take in the 1951 British adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of the miser who learns to change his ways as you dine on comfort food options such as matzo ball soup ($3.50), a grilled reuben ($9.50) or a Delish Burger with cheddar, bacon and a fried egg ($8). 1 p.m. Restaurant hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. No cover.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.