Chow Bella's One-Stop Holiday Guide: Eat, Drink, Cook, Shop

It's the home stretch, folks! Tonight marks the mid-point of Hanukkah and, of course, tomorrow night the stockings get stuffed and so do you -- if you aren't already. 

We've had fun, this holiday season, gathering suggestions of where to dine, what to drink, cook and buy, and of course which Chinese restaurants are open on Chirstmas Day. We know you're in a rush, so we've gathered our favorite holiday posts in one handy, dandy guide for you -- right here. 

Get it all after the jump. 

Laura Hahnefeld's Gifted Guide -- from goodies at Beckett's Table to homemade tonic water from Tuck Shop. 

Jennifer Woods' Gifts for the Gardener

Zach Fowle brought us some darn good egg nog and even beer nog. Have a beer lover in your life? Check out Zach's reviews in Craft Beer of the Week

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining Guide

And it's not too early for New Year's reservations

Thanks to Shannon Armour and Erica O'Neil for gathering our restaurant lists. 

Finally, here's Erica's list of where to snag tamales. Poke around Chow Bella a bit more for cookie recipes, appetizer ideas and more festive inspiration. 

Wishing you a healthy, happy -- and delicious -- holiday from all of us at Chow Bella. 

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