5 Things To Know This AM — Dec 22 2011

Staying in town for the holiday weekend? Here's a little list of places to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (7x7)
And, in the same vein, here's where to eat on New Year's Eve in the city. (Eater SF)
Speaking of parties, read up on two fancy new clubs, Sofa and The Grand. (Tablehopper)
During the last 18 months, tech job growth in San Francisco has risen 16.1 percent, besting Silicon Valley and the rest of the country. Find out what that means for real estate in SoMa. (HuffPo SF)
Travel & Leisure just released its list of The World's 500 Best Hotels for 2012. Check out which local options made the list. (Travel & Leisure)
Madarin Oriental SF

Photo: Via Mandarin Oriental