Christmasduck Do you live in the Windy City, but long for some velvety-smooth duck-liver pâté?

You may think that the city's ban on foie gras would prevent you from ordering it in Chicago restaurants.

But you'd be wrong:

Almost four months after an ordinance went into effect that forbids serving the rich delicacy, many chefs and restaurateurs are shrugging, if not thumbing their noses, at a law that has led to charges of an overly invasive City Council.

Several restaurants are so brazen, they list foie gras on their online menus.

Alternate titles rejected for this post:  "Duck the Halls," "Pâté in a Manger," and "I Saw Mommy Force-Feeding a Duck." Happy holidays!