MISSION BEACH— The Swell Cafe, which officially partnered with The Patio Restaurant Group earlier this year, is giving out gifts this Christmas Eve. On Wednesday, December 24, the coffee house will be offering free shots of espresso from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cafe will also have special holiday hours on Christmas Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [EaterWire]
EAST VILLAGE— ToasT Enoteca & Cucina is staying open for Christmas Eve to host a four course, $45 dinner; chef Martin Gonzalez's menu includes Genovese pesto lasagna and roasted turkey breast with a mortadella, apple and mushroom stuffing. If you want to eat in the comfort of your own home, the dinner can be pre-ordered for 4 or 8 people by December 19 for pick-up on December 24. Call 619-269-4207 .
DOWNTOWN— And on Christmas Day, BICE Ristorante's four course, $64 prix fixe menu, available from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., includes dishes that range from polenta with porcini and truffle cheese fondue, lamb ossobucco and almond panna cotta; there will also be a la carte options. For the holidays, BICE is also taking orders for fresh-baked panettone, an Italian sweet bread, in classic, chocolate and pear or mixed berry flavors. [EaterWire]