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Happy Holidays!


DECEMBER 2011
Happy Holidays!
Vol. XXII, No. 12

Toast the new year with Champagne and a great meal at one of our Top Restaurants for Dining Out on New Year's Eve

THE PARTY'S ON

Toast the New Year with Champagne and a majestic meal at one of the top restaurants for Dining Out on New Year's Eve

Find out what's happening on your local dining scene with our Restaurant News and Culinary Events

Dine at more top restaurants near you!


   

Our picks for the top holiday gifts are sure to be a hit this holiday season

GIVE A LITTLE

For unique ideas for tricky types like picky parents and spoiled spouses, check out our selection of Top 10 Holiday Gifts

For more great ideas, take a gander at our other guides, from Top 10 Wine Gifts to Top 10 Cookbooks and more!

Yams are an excellent source of Vitamin B6, which reduces the risk of heart disease

TUBER LOVE

Local farmers markets brim with tasty tubers this month. Find out why Yams and Sweet Potatoes are so good for you!

'Tis also the season for Winter Citrus and Cranberries. Learn about the health benefits of seasonal fruits and veggies such as these and others.

The Christmas Table cookbook also features a menu for a Chrismukkah dinner!

SANTA'S KITCHEN HELPERS

If you need some menu inspiration for planning your holiday dinners, check out our reviews of Seriously Simple Holidays, The Christmas Table, Holiday Baking, and the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook

Chef Josiah Citrin of Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, a GAYOT.com Top 40 Restaurant in the U.S. since 2006, has published his first cookbook, In Pursuit of Excellence. Watch our youtube5 Hotel Bel Air Reopens With Great Luxury exclusive video interview to find out all about the book from the chef/author himself.

The Mountain Terrace  of The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort in Utah, one of our Top 10 Ski Resorts

STAYING POWER

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Find out where to go for great slaloming and après-skiing this winter season with our Top 10 Ski Resorts.

Africa and Spain are so Hemingway. For paths less taken, consult our list of Top 10 Remote Hotels, featuring lodging in Alaska, Peru and Easter Island.

What's new, pussycat? A whole lot of hot new digs! Dig it? Find out who made our coveted list of Top 10 U.S. New Hotels in the U.S. this year.

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The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, our December Car of the Month

DRIVE IT HOME

Trading in its cutesy persona for sleeker lines and a more masculine image, our Car of the Month, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, puts a higher premium on performance without ever abandoning its retro-chic feel.

Designed with speed, style and fun in mind, our affordable Top 10 Sports Coupes remind us why we love cars in the first place.

Equally thrilling is our list of Top 10 Exotics. These beautiful jewels of speed and sex appeal are veritable automotive deities!

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Our list of Top 10 Holiday Wines boasts impressive bottles that won't break the bank

LAUDATORY LIBATIONS

The weather outside may be frightful, but our list of Top 10 Holiday Wines is delightful! Find top choices that pair with all of the usual holiday suspects.

Also don't miss our wine of the week, wine tastings and events and other Top 10 beer, wine and spirits lists.

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Coming in January 2012: Heart-healthy Dining, Top 10 Yoga Retreats and more!

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