Dinner and a movie
Not looking to cook this Christmas? Well, you’ve got some options. The Island called 55 local eateries to see who’d be hanging an “open” sign this Christmas, and I found a half-dozen places that’ll have menus at the ready Friday.
If it’s dim sum you’re craving on Christmas Day, East Ocean Seafood Restaurant (1713 Webster Street) will be open and ready to fill your belly. They’ll be serving dim sum from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and will reopen from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for dinner.
Not too far up the road, Katsu (1465 Webster Street) will be open and serving sushi for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 5 pm. to 10 p.m. And a block away, the Tu Tai 2 Vietnamese restaurant (1531 Webster) will open at 10 a.m., though the person I spoke with there said they’ll probably close a little before their usual 9:30 p.m., so if you’re looking for dinner, call ahead.
Over on Park Street, The Ark Chinese restaurant (1405 Park Street) is open during its normal hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. King of Thai Noodle (1635 Park Street) is open for your early morning and late-night needs, opening at 11 a.m. Christmas Day until 1 a.m. the morning after.
Mid-Island, Khanh Huong Chinese BBQ (1707 Lincoln Avenue) will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When you’re done eating, the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex will be open and ready to entertain you. They’re opening “Sherlock Holmes” on Friday (which I’d tooootally go see if I wasn’t serving dinner), and it looks like they’ll have “Avatar,” “The Princess and the Frog” and more (check their website for showtimes).