Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week: Thanksgiving Edition

Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. Instead of our normal week in review, we've decided to focus on thanksgiving-related stories. So, here's a recap of the top five Thanksgiving stories of the past week or so. Happy Thanksgiving Chow Bella readers. Now go stuff yourselves.

What Do Chefs Who Don't Work on Thanksgiving Do for Thanksgiving?

Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Find all our Bites & Dishes here.

Many restaurants throughout the Valley are offering special meals for the Thanksgiving holiday. But for those chefs who have the day off, what's the plan? I asked a few and this is what they had to say.

--Laura Hahnefeld

5 Favorite Restaurants Open for a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Meal

Some folks can't wait to dig into a home-style Thanksgiving Day dinner. Others, well, not so much.

So if you're sans Turkey Day plans or just want to try something off the traditional path, here are a few tasty and affordable favorites that will be open (and not serving turkey) on Thanksgiving.

--Laura Hahnefeld

A Very Chow Bella Thanksgiving: Your Guide to Dining Out, Ordering In, What to Cook, What to Drink -- and More -- on the Year's Biggest Food Day.

The countdown to Turkey Day is officially over, but if you're anything like us, you've still got lengthy "to do" list. With that in mind, we've gathered our best Thanksgiving posts in one handy guide for you.

Here you'll find out where to make reservations (lucky) and which Thanksgiving parties to hit (luckier). And more -- from a list of our least favorite holiday foods to musings from some of our favorite local writers. Enjoy.

See the full Thanksgiving Guide here.

--Amy Silverman

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