There's nothing like sitting down to pancakes with St. Nick. Breakfast With Santa returns to the T-Rex Café on Saturdays and Sundays through December 23. There's a breakfast buffet, caroling and Santa. Call 913-334-8888 to make a reservation. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. The buffet costs $7.99 for children 4-10 years old and $12.99 for adults.
Wine and cheese are the peanut butter and jelly of the adult world. Find some comfort on the Say Cheese Wine Trail - Hermann's annual wine and cheese pairing - Saturday and Sunday. You can enjoy queso blanco with Adam Puchta's Puchta-rita, gruyere cheese with Vidal Blanc at Hermannhoff, and a ham and cheese crisp with Traminette at Stone Hill Winery. The winery tour, which includes seven stops, costs $30.
Leave your gloves in the closet and warm up with a nice winter ale. Old Chicago (11721 Metcalf, in Overland Park, and 11969 South Strang Line Road, in Olathe) has a Winter Mini Tour with eight seasonal beers, available through December 31. Try Widmer Brrr, a red ale from Widmer Brothers in Portland, Oregon, and Odell Isolation Ale, a caramel malty ale from Fort Collins, Colorado.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?