Vegans, for the most part, aren’t half as annoying as carnivores make them out to be. With that said, any extreme veggie who says vegan fare is easy to cook is straight lying. Leave the chef work to the masters at Upstairs on the Square, whose special earth-grown winter dinner features a Foraged Mushroom Risotto with Winter Grapes and other items that will curb your holiday bloodlust.
[Thu 12.26.13. 91 Winthrop St, Cambridge. dinnertime/all ages/$50 or $75 w/ wine pairings. @UpStairsonTheSq. upstairsonthesquare.com]