Nice knowing you, 2008.
Krista K’s Get What You Want List
What: Create a wish list at Krista K Boutique or Krista K Maternity + Baby; those who shop your list get 20 percent off any one item.
Why: Get it. Got it. Good.
When: Thru Dec. 25.
Where: 3458 N. Southport Ave., b/t Newport & Cornelia Aves. (773-248-1967); 3530 N. Southport Ave., at Eddy St. (773-248-4477).
D’s Haute Dogs
What: North Shore’s new gourmet dog joint serves Jamaican jerk pork sausage, tomato-basil chicken sausage, minicorn dogs, and more.
Why: Weiner takes all.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 551 Lincoln Ave., at Elm St., Winnetka (847-386-6238).
Green Zebra Tasting Menu
What: Four courses for $44; $4 from each benefits World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit that provides bicycles to impoverished areas.
Why: Gear up your appetite.
When: Thru Dec. 30.
Where: 1460 W. Chicago Ave., at Greenview Ave. (312-243-7100).
Opera’s Holiday Dessert Cooking Class
What: Chef Beverly Kim shows how to make green tea tiramisu, chocolate lava cake, and five-spice roasted banana ice cream.
Why: You’re the sweetest.
When: Sun., 11:30 a.m.
Where: 1301 S. Wabash Ave., at 13th St. Reservations required to 312-461-0161.
Joel Berg Discussion
What: The exec director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger reads from his new book, All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?, about poverty and demands on food pantries.
Why: Digest the issue.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., at Giddings St., (773-293-2665).