12 Christmas Dining Options in Metro Phoenix

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Don't feel like cooking Christmas dinner this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Here are some of the top Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner specials at restaurants around the Valley.

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5 Places to Pick Up A Last Minute Christmas Dessert in Metro Phoenix

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Tammie Coe Christmas Cookies
At the beginning of the holiday season you swore that this year you wouldn't just show up with another plate of grocery store cookies on Christmas Day. But as the date creeps closer and closer, you realize there are still presents to be bought (and wrapped), decorations to be hung, and, oh, about a million other tasks that will keep your baking dreams from becoming a reality.

Well, don't fret. There's still time for your dessert table to shine. Whether you're searching for a beautiful Bouche de Noel or a batch of special holiday cookies, we've got a few last minute options.

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9 Places to Order Tamales in Metro Phoenix

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Barrio Queen Pork Green Chile and Chicken Mole Tamales
For those who grew up in the Southwest or have just lived here long enough to soak in the culture enough, tamales are a staple of holiday dining. And though they're not impossibly hard to make (really, we swear), the process does take quite a nice chunk of time and ideally, a few extra hands. If you just can't schedule in a whole day of making and wrapping tamales, we don't blame you. That's why we've gathered this handy list of places around town that will happily do the hard work for you.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Restaurants: An Updated Field Guide to Airport Dining

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Believe it or not, even more restaurants have opened at Sky Harbor since you took your summer vacation.
Heading home for the holidays? Yeah, us too and that means a trip to the airport. We had our share of delays and cancellations due to last winter's horrific weather back East and this year's winter travel season is not looking much better so far.

The good news is that there are even more local restaurants at the airport than ever before and so that you don't waste any time walking (or standing on a moving walkway), we've compiled an updated guild to all the restaurants and bars at Phoenix Sky Harbor. You'll still have to go WWE Smackdown to find an open power outlet, but at least you can be well-fed when you do it.

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3 More Places to Order Pie for Thanksgiving in Metro Phoenix

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Ice cream pie? Check.
What's that? You thought the pie craze was over after Pie Social last weekend? Well, you're wrong because we've still got a few more places to suggest if you haven't already ordered your Thanksgiving pie.

And by the way, if you're not cooking or even dining at home this Thanksgiving be sure to check out our list of 10 Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Metro Phoenix -- though as a side note we'd like to point out that not cooking at home doesn't mean you can't also order a pie.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Metro Phoenix

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You might not be able to make a turkey, but that doesn't mean you can't eat well this Thanksgiving.
Turkey day is rapidly approaching and you might have already planned your full menu. However, for those less culinarily inclined, there are many options for both dine in and take out Thanksgiving dinner options. Ranging from traditional and homey to upscale and classy, you can choose your own adventure this Thanksgiving, including a buffet, brunch, and even something for gluten free folks.

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10 Places to Order Holiday Pies in Metro Phoenix

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Chef Country Velador's award-winning Nanaimo Peanut Butter Pie
We are all about that pie here at Chow Bella. With our annual Pie Social just around the corner we've definitely got pie on the mind. But don't worry, the pie love doesn't have to stop after the event this Saturday. Plenty of local restaurants, bakeries, and chefs will have pies available for pre-order throughout the holidays.

Whether you're looking for a classic Dutch Apple Pie or a vegan dessert to grace your holiday table, here are 10 places to order your holiday pies around town.

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J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician Brings Flavors of Fall to the Table with New Menu

Categories: Events, Seasonal

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The restaurant's seasonal menu blends fall flavors and traditional steakhouse fare.
Even the drive up to J&G Steakhouse, located at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, feels luxurious. A winding road leads you up and up until you reach the driveway of the resort, perched at the base of Camelback Mountain, when you can leave your car and enter one of the Valley's more beautiful and impressive resort properties. You'll find the restaurant on the fifth floor, giving diners impressive views of the Valley below while they enjoy some of the city's best steaks.

Last week we were invited to come experience the restaurant's new fall menu, one that blends celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's famous steakhouse fare with the flavors of the season. Who needs leaves changing color when you have squash gratin and caramelized Brussels sprouts?

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Restaurants: A Field Guide to Airport Dining

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It's travel season and it's about time you know what to expect when you reach your gate.
We've all been there: It's 6 p.m. and your flight boards in 20 minutes. You raced straight to the airport from work and now, you're starving. You passed some decent options on your way to security but decided not to stop, hoping your prospects would look better on the other side. Now you're in line for fast food feeling quite full of regret despite your empty stomach.

It's the height of summer travel season, which means that many of us will be making at least one trip through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport over the next few weeks and months. It's about time we were all prepared to navigate the airport's ever-growing number of dining options.

Here's a handy field guide to Sky Harbor dining, arranged by terminal and proximity to airport gates.

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6 Places for Take-Out Barbecue in Metro Phoenix

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Do your homemade ribs not look this good? Don't worry. Just leave it to the professionals this year.
This weekend Americans from coast to coast will get an inexplicable craving for smoked meats and backyard barbecue. The only problem is that not all of us are grill masters or, let's face it, brave enough to light up a grill when it's 112 degrees outside.

Don't let your lack of skill or enthusiasm about sweating over an open flame cut into your Independence Day fun. Instead just leave the hard work to the professionals and exercise your god given right to order take out.

Here are six places around town that will be more than happy to prepare a July 4th barbecue feast so you don't have to touch a single dish.

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