Restaurants throughout the area can’t get enough of the holiday spirit. Check out the festive ways your favorite bars, bakeries and breweries are celebrating the season:
• Smallcakes Cupcakery in Oxford is marking the season of sweets with 12 Days of Cupcakes. Each day between now and Christmas Eve, the recently opened bakery will offer a Facebook Friends Special. To to claim the daily deal, bring in your smartphone and show that you’re Facebook friends with Smallcakes Cupcakery Oxford. And make sure to stop by the Hamric Drive shop during the week of Christmas to try their holiday flavors — gingerbread, eggnog, peppermint crunch, grasshopper, Black Forest and holiday spice cake.
• For a more grown-up way to toast the season, visit the bar at Prime Dining and Bar on Quintard Avenue and check out the new seasonal libations including Evan Williams Traditional Southern Eggnog, Evan Williams Peppermint Chocolate Eggnog, Jack Daniel's Holiday Select, Columbia Crest H3 Red Wine Blend and Franciscan Equilibrium White Wine Blend.
• Garfrerick’s Café in Oxford is teaming up with CAST to present “Merry Little Christmas,” a holiday musical revue, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The $45 ticket includes three-course dinner by Garfrerick chefs and show. Call 256-831-0044 for reservations.
• Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden is offering a solution for the hard to please giftees on your list: the Back Forty Holiday Gift Bag. Bags start at $25 and feature such items as T-shirts, pint glasses and an assortment of locally produced products including the beer vinegar used by the craft brewery, Cold Creek Honey’s Truck Stop Wildflower Honey used in Back Forty's Truck Stop Brown Ale, and Naturally Rad’s Truck Stop Honey Beer soap and scrub made in Prattville. To order visit online at backfortybeer.com/back_forty_holiday_gift_bags
Smith Farms opens Heflin location
Just in time for Christmas, Cullman’s Smith Farms has opened the doors of its Heflin location at the 205 exit.
For your holiday hosting needs, Smith Farms offers freshly smoked Boston butts, ribs, chicken and freshly cut steaks. Last-minute shoppers can pick up homemade fudge, personalized gift baskets or gift cards in any denomination. Plus, check out the extensive wine selection — literally — with the wine tasting machine.
The Heflin shop is open Sunday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit facebook.com/smithfarmsheflin.