—Esteemed spot Everest, 425 S. Financial Pl., is hosting “Christmas in Alsace” through Thursday, Dec. 27 ( excluding Dec. 23-26 ) at 5-10 p.m. Chef/proprietor J. Joho brings traditional preparations to Everest, serving a holiday multi-course menu. The price is $165/person, plus tax and gratuity. ( Wine pairings are another $98/person, plus tax and gratuity. ) See EverestRestaurant.com .

—Chicagoans will have a unique way to spend New Year’s Eve this year—by partying with Hot Doug and a selection of his sausages, Eater Chicago noted. Doug Sohn will helm a pop-up on December 31 at the Library Bar inside the Ambassador Chicago hotel, 1401 N. State Pkwy. There will be gourmet sausages, including the signature foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli and foie gras mousse, and the duck-fat fries as well as creations like the alligator sausage w/crayfish remoulade. Tickets are $75 each; visit www.exploretock.com/boothone/ .