‘Tis the season for eggnog and yule logs and peppermint-flavored everything. For the month of December, restaurants and bars throughout Chicago are rolling out a cornucopia of dishes and drinks to celebrate the holidays, from newfangled hot toddies to Santa-themed pop-ups. Here are the best places to get into the Christmas spirit in Chicago, and what to eat when you’re there.

Stella Barra
Stella Barra is keeping things refreshingly straightforward with its eggnog custard. It’s a sweet, creamy bowlful of eggnog custard topped with crushed Chinese five-spiced pecans for some added texture and a little bit of heat.