Table Talk

Table Talk: December 20–26

This week: Landscaping plans for 4 By 4 Brewing Co., last chance for winter Pineapple Whip, dine out at Christmas and more.

by Katie Pollock Estes

Dec 20 2022 at 8 a.m.

Eggnog with Christmas ornaments and decor
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Make Your Own Eggnog


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4 By 4 Before Too Long!

4 By 4 Brewing Fremont Hills has been sharing lots of updates lately, and we have to say: We are getting really excited about this new spot! They’ve been showing off their beautiful space, shining stainless steel tanks and—our favorite—landscaping plans! Amid plenty of plants and greenspaces, there will be pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a putting green, amphitheater-style seating for live music, disc golf nets, cornhole, places to hang hammocks and a huge 90-foot-long covered and heated patio. Whoa! They mentioned they don’t have a timeline yet but are hoping for a February or March opening, and we are beyond jazzed. We can’t wait to spend some warm summer days at 4 By 4!

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P-Whip Pop-Up

It’s your last chance to get Pineapple Whip in the middle of winter! The locally loved sweet treat purveyor has been opening once a week in December for holiday shopping pop-ups. They’re selling fun P-Whip swag, like candles, shirts, hats, gift cards, cold cups and bundles with a little of everything. Oh, and pints of whip, of course! This week’s popup (which is tomorrow, December 21, from 4–7 p.m.) features the grape flavor—our favorite!

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Dine Out on Christmas

If you don’t have plans for the perfect Christmas day meal yet, fear not. A handful of Big Cedar property restaurants will be open Christmas day and serving special buffet menus. Worman House’s Christmas Feast includes dishes like roasted turkey breast, oysters and crab legs, prime rib, a yule log dessert and more, with an option for a caviar-tasting add-on. Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock has prosciutto-wrapped monkfish, a gnocchi station, braised lamb belly and more. Buffalo Bar and Devil’s Pool Restaurant both have Christmas menus too, so you can pretty much pick your favorite eatery and enjoy the holiday there this year.

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Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

Did you make a list? Did you check it twice? Do you have a few loved ones you haven’t gotten gifts for yet? Yeah, us too. Luckily, there are some quick and easy food-centric gifts that you can snag last-minute.

First up is Metropolitan Grill, where you can get cute little holiday gift card bundles. One has a 1-liter bottle of Caymus and a Metro gift card. Another features a High West Old Fashioned and Manhattan gift pack with Metropolitan Grill coasters and a gift card. And the third has a bottle of Harvey & Harriet cabernet blend with a gift card.

At Pickwick & Cherry, you can gift your foodie pals a cool experience from a list of upcoming events like Scandinavian Date Night with hands-on cooking instruction, a croissant and puff pastry baking class and lots more.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks is having their Holiday Market on Wednesday, December 21 from 4–8 p.m. It’s a great place to get tasty locally produced or grown food products and lots of great handmade gifts.

If it’s stocking stuffers you need, we’re fans of getting little sweets with big flavor from BonBon’s Candy House and Askinosie Chocolate. At BonBon’s you can get fudge in dozens of flavors, beautiful chocolate truffles, and cute seasonal treats with lots of festive flare like chocolates wrapped to look like little gifts, solid chocolate Santas, gummy Christmas trees and snowmen, Nutter Butter reindeer and more. With Askinosie, it’s all about the single-origin chocolate bars (we love the 77% dark chocolate bar) and the clever collaboration bars (like our favorite, the one made with dark milk chocolate and black licorice—sounds weird but it’s amazing!).