By Sam Padgett
Contrary to popular belief, for the holidays, you can beat home sweet home. While the world seems to shut down on Christmas Day for family bagel breakfasts and traditional roast beef dinners, there are still a few places to eat for those who either don’t celebrate Christmas or want a temporary respite from their wrapping paper-covered floors (and washing pots and pans). Here’s what’ll be open in Charlottesville on December 25:
Peter Chang’s China Grill
2162 Barracks Road
Open 11am to 10pm
We don’t know about you, but the dry fried eggplant dish from this Chinese with a Sichuan spin spot was on our Christmas list.
Double Tree Hotel
990 Hilton Heights Rd.
Buffet from noon to 5pm, reservations required
1519 University Ave.
This 24 hour gas station/ fast food joint will be stocked with snacks and sandwiches as usual.
IHop and Waffle House
Whether your allegiance lies with pancakes or waffles, both IHOP (1740 Rio Hill Center) and Waffle House (1162 Fifth St. SW and 495 Premier Circle) will be open on Christmas Day.