Chow Bella

14 Favorite Restaurants of Valley Chefs for an Unconventional Christmas Dinner

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Chef Rich Hinojosa, The Wigwam

When I've had my fill of traditional holiday fare, I love a bottle of red wine and a great pizza from Grazie (Scottsdale). Well, who am I kidding? I love a bottle of red and a pizza from Grazie anytime.

Christopher Collins, Owner, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap

Taking the lead from A Christmas Story, my favorite holiday movie, I would chose Desert Jade (Phoenix). Nothing says "we burnt the Christmas ham" like a family dinner at our longtime favorite Chinese spot.

Chef Joey Maggiore, Cuttlefish Ocean Kitchen

Our favorite holiday restaurant would be Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery (Scottsdale). Who doesn't want Thai or Chinese for Christmas?

Christopher Gross Chef and Owner, Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge

China Chili (Phoenix).

Charles Wiley Chef and Food and Beverage Director, ZuZu

I'm almost afraid to say this because I don't want it to catch on, but it's a sure bet that RA Sushi at the Kierland Commons will be quiet on the holidays. Hamachi and dengaku tofu is appropriate anytime.

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