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Chow Bella's New Year's Survival Guide: Where to Eat, What to Drink, and How to Avoid the Hangover

New Year's Eve is upon us. To help guide you through the madness of the biggest party night of the year, Chow Bella has put together some handy guides of where to eat, what to drink, and how to avoid the dreaded hangover.

Click through the stories to see the full lists, and enjoy.

See Also:

- Your Guide to What's Happening on New Year's Eve

Hangover Help From Chow Bella's Resident Bartender

One of the biggest drinking days of the year, New Year's Eve, is fast approaching. To us bartenders, the 31st is derided as the biggest amateur night of the year. Lots of people partake in potent potables at quantities they aren't used to drinking. The next morning, seemingly everyone you know ends up with a walloping hangover.

Hang on to these tips come the 31st and 1st, and you won't have to suffer.

--JK Grence

7 Restaurants Serving Brunch and Bloody Marys on New Year's Day

If you're one of the few who won't wind up with a massive hangover courtesy of New Year's Eve -- or if you're the type to be in bed before midnight regardless of the occasion -- celebrate the New Year with a delectable restaurant brunch. You can keep the party going from 2012 to 2013, or sleep in and start your year off with an ultra-relaxing meal accompanied by a refreshing cocktail.

See where to get the best brunch and Bloody Marys on New Year's Day.

--Dominique Chatterjee

Where to Drink and What to Eat in Phoenix on New Year's Eve

If you want to be at the best parties this New Year's Eve, you'd better start planning pronto. There are a ton of bars and restaurants in town that would love to have you toast to the New Year at their establishment, but for our money, these are the ten best New Year's Eve bashes in the greater Phoenix area. Some are extravagant while others are a steal; no matter what you want to spend, there's a party on the list for you.

--Dominique Chatterjee

7 More Picks for Where to Drink and Dine in Phoenix on New Year's Eve

The world didn't end on December 21, giving us even more reason to celebrate our asses off on December 31 as we ring in the New Year. Some New Year's celebrations feel lackluster, but this one is gearing up to be a celebration you won't want to miss. If you still don't know where you're drinking and dining, here are seven more suggestions.

--Dominique Chatterjee

Champagne: Good, Better, Best Options with Kimber Stonehouse of Sportsman's

Feel like popping some bubbly? (Hot tub not included.) There's no better excuse than New Year's eve to enjoy bubbles, but keep in mind not all Champagnes are created equal. In fact, some white bubbles are not even technically Champagne, they're sparkling wine. You don't have to be a sophisticated champagne drinker or a rapper with bottle service to know that there's a whole range of champagnes to savor.

Here we break down the "good, better and best" options with help from Sportsman's Kimber Stonehouse.

--Kate Crowley

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