I feel like this holiday season came up pretty quickly, and I’m sure many of you are still busy shopping or prepping your kitchen with ingredients for your favorite dishes for your holiday dinner.

As I went around running holiday errands, I occasionally snapped photos of the holiday lights and decor at various restaurants and eateries around the Bay Area. There were lots of wreaths, which seem really popular, and just a few Christmas trees. But I’m sure it doesn’t take much to get into the holiday spirits, especially with the cold weather we’ve been having.

So I hope you all have a relaxing, food-filling holiday season!

You can see the full photo essay in my Exhibits section.

The door at 54 Mint in San Francisco

This chilies wreath outside Adesso in Oakland was more of the unique ones

Dining in the alley under the holiday lights in the Financial District

Snowflake lights outside A Cote in Oakland

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7 Responses to Holiday Lights With Your Meal

  1. Those chilies are great Christmas deco! After the holidays you can still use them for cooking!

  2. hungry dog says:

    I’ve always enjoyed your photographs and they just keep getting better and better. These really capture the season. Happy holidays!

  3. Rui says:

    Hi Ben,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Ben Ben says:

    Thanks everyone! Hope your holiday wishes come true, and have a great new year!

  5. Row says:

    Lovely pics, Ben (as always)! Happy Holidays and here’s to happiness and more great eating in 2012! 🙂

  6. Carolyn Jung says:

    Hope you had a most wonderful Christmas. It’s true — the holidays came up way too fast this year. On to New Year’s…hope yours is spectacular and memorable. 😉

  7. Mrs. L says:

    Belated Christmas wishes and Happy New Year to you Chef Ben!