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.

It's the countdown to Turkey Day, and if you're anything like us, you've got "to do" lists everywhere -- and not a clue which side dishes you're going to make. With that in mind, we've gathered our best Thanksgiving posts in one handy guide for you.

See also: - 5 Spots in Metro Phoenix to Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve - Top Five Must-See Thanksgiving Shows - Nine Thanksgiving Weekend Parties in Metro Phoenix

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.

WHERE TO DINE OUT - Chow Bella's Thanksgiving Dining Guide: Where to Dine Out in Metro Phoenix - Chow Bella's Thanksgiving Dining Guide Pt. 2: Where to Reserve a Table in Metro Phoenix

WHAT TO ORDER - 10 Metro Phoenix Desserts to Pre-Order for Thanksgiving - Don't Want To Spend Thanksgiving Day in the Kitchen? Where to Buy Ready-Made Dishes for Turkey Day

WHAT (AND WHERE) TO DRINK - 5 Beer/Food Pairings for Thanksgiving - Creating Fall Cocktails with Belinda Chang and Julie Hillebrand at J&G - Thanksgiving Cocktails, with a Nod to Martha - Turkey/Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Weekend Parties Around Phoenix and Scottsdale

WHAT TO MAKE - Hot Italian Sausage Stuffing with Thyme -- Winner of the Chow Bella Stuffing Showdown - Seeing White - Parsnips Are the Carrot's Lesser-Known Cousin - This Year, Ditch the Thanksgiving Pie and Make Doughnuts Instead! - Turkducken Ridiculous - Five Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

TALES FROM THE TABLE - Sativa Peterson's Les Halles Thanksgiving - Tania Katan's Gasoline-Soaked Thanksgiving and Her Mom's Recipe for Moist Turkey Stuffing - Julie Peterson's Misfit Thanksgiving and Her Recipe for San Antonio Egg Nog

THAT WAS THE GOOD. HERE'S THE BAD AND THE UGLY.... ENJOY. - Thanksgiving Classics We Hate - Killing Halloween Just In Time For Thanksgiving - Tofurky & Gravy Soda Makes for a Bizarre Thanksgiving - 5 Things You Should Never Do to a Thanksgiving Turkey

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at