Garish holiday fun

Think of it as an ugly Christmas sweater party with fancy cocktails that lasts an entire month. That Christmas Bar is a pop-up holiday diversion dreamed up by Scott and Kim Shapiro that is open through December 30, adjacent to their TD’s Tailgate Grill at 2234 Tuscarawas Street W in Canton.

Craft beer picks

The exploding popularity of craft beers has forced many local bar-restaurants and nightspots to widely expand their selection of crafts, including beers from area breweries. We checked in with 10 area spots to find out which area-brewed beers are popular with their customers.