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Earth Bread + Brewery (7136 Germantown Ave., 215-242-6666, will hold a cabernet wine tasting from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $45 includes small plate pairings. RSVP to

From Kahlua and peanut butter to champagne-tangerine and vanilla-candy cane, the hot chocolate is steaming at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge (10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8273, Have it spiked or kiddie-style, with more options than you can shake a marshmallow at, through Jan. 1 in the festively decorated Ritz-Carlton. Fridays and Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. through Dec. 22, roast chestnuts over an open fire on the outdoor veranda. Try the five-course 10 Arts' Holiday Tasting Menu for $59 ($95 with wine pairings) and a donation will be made to Philabundance.

If you didn't get enough turkey and fixings last week, Chhaya Café (1823 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-465-1000, offers cause to keep gobbling with its Thanksgiving Waffle special, extended Saturdays through November and Sundays till Dec. 16. The unique waffle has sausage and sage stuffing in it, topped with turkey, cranberry sauce and gravy for $12.

Pennsylvania General Store (Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets,, which sells Philly- and Pennsylvania-made goodies, will donate 15 percent of sales from its renamed "Philadelphia Cares Package" during the holidays to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The $39.99 package includes Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets, Melrose Diner Butter Cookies, Society Hill Toffee Peanuts, Asher's Keystone Crunch, Pennsylvania General Store Nine Variety Pretzel Mix, Goldenberg's Peanut Chews and a Chocolate Liberty Bell.

Give your wallet a break while holiday shopping in Center City with the Holiday Lunch Special at Opa (1311 Sansom St., 215-545-0170, Through Jan. 1, get the Opa Signature Burger with house-cut oregano fries and a soft drink for $5.95.


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