14 Favorite Restaurants of Valley Chefs for an Unconventional Christmas Dinner
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For non-celebrants or those interested in an unconventional Christmas meal (turkey burners included), several restaurants throughout the Valley -- those serving up dishes like rice and noodles, sushi, and pizza -- are happy to accommodate.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Chinese restaurant from "A Christmas Story."
Here, Valley chefs share their 14 favorite spots in town for a decidedly different take on Christmas dinner.
Royal Thai Grill (Mesa) or Texaz Grill (Phoenix) for some liver and onions or chicken fried steak.
Super Dragon (Phoenix) on Christmas Day. It's a little-known ancient Jewish tradition.
Los Taquitos (Phoenix): Vegan vegetable bombero burrito, griddled crisp with a side of guac. I love my food spicy, and these guys get it right. And you can sneak it into that holiday movie -- not that I would ever do such a thing.
Four Peaks (Tempe, Scottsdale) because everybody needs a beer and a plate of nachos.