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I just received a press release from Denny’s, saying that Christmas is the chain’s busiest day of the year; they serve 1.3 million people. Not that I’m advocating a Moons over My Hammy (seriously, that’s the name of a Denny’s dish; who knew?). Plenty of hotel restaurants are open on the holiday, including Manny’s Steakhouse at the W, Marin Restaurant & Bar in the Chambers Le Meridien, FireLake at the Radisson, Cosmos in the Graves 601 and Bank in the Westin, all in downtown Minneapolis. Also the Beacon Public House at the Commons Hotel near the U of M. At Lyn-Lake, moti-i and the Herkimer will be open in the evening. Two Minneapolis classics: Market Bar-B-Que and the Monte Carlo are open on the holiday. I’d also make a plan to visit Rye Deli at Franklin/Hennepin in Minneapolis and Common Roots Cafe at 26th/Lyndale, both in south Minneapolis. The latter is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. "It'll be fun," said owner Danny Schwartzman.