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Thanksgiving Parking Tips From Parking Guru, David La Bua

While you're traveling about town this Thanksgiving weekend, know all the ins and outs of holiday parking so you don't get stuck with a nasty ticket on your windshield. David LaBua, author of city parking manual Finding the Sweet Spot, has all the info you'll need.

Secret Recipe: Pickled Cranberries from SPQR

Every week, we ask the city's favorite chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@hartlemedia.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Thanksgiving? How (And What) To Drink All Day Long

Paul Einbund is the wine director of the Slanted Door restaurant group including Out the Door Bush Street and Westfield Centre as well as Heaven's Dog. He also runs the beverage program at Frances, and has worked at Coi and more. Look for him here every Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter @pauleinbund.

How could you not love a holiday that is based around dinner?  Here are some of my ideas on what to drink—and what to avoid. 

The No-Fail Guide to San Francisco Thanksgiving Preparedness

This weekend marks the frantic countdown to Turkey Day. To help you in your weekend preparedness errands, here's a collection of our Thanksgiving guides.

Gobble Gobble.

Secret Recipe: Garlicky Mashed Potatoes from Citizen's Band

7x7 asks the city's favorite chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, entrees, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@hartlemedia.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. Check back every Thursday for a new secret recipe. 

Chef Chris Beerman of Citizen's Band in SoMa cooks up 100 percent Americanaright down to the creamy mashed potatoes spiked with sweet, nutty garlic. They stand up nicely next to his fried chicken and steaks or your upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

The 7 Best Thanksgiving Beers (According to Monk's Kettle Cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski)

Thanksgiving is the best holiday in existence, because pretty much all that's required of you is eating...and drinking. We asked Monk's Kettle cicerone and human beer encyclopedia Sayre Piotrkowski for his picks for the best seasonal brews (all with high-alcohol content! goodbye family awkwardness!) to pair with your turkey feast:

The (SF) Thankgiving Pie Bible

Now that we've provided you with Turkey 101 (you have ordered your bird, right?), it's time for our  Pie Primer. Because, really, when you think about it, if you have a great finale to the meal, your guests will forgive any transgressions that occur before dessert (for some holiday "horror" stories, click here).

Tartine Bakery has a full compliment of holiday pies and breads. Maybe you want a classic pumpkin, an apple nougatine, or a frangipane tart with cranberries and orange zest (all $38)? Yeah, we didn't think you were planning to make that one at home. You can also preorder bread (country, walnut and olive with herbes de provence), cornbread, gougeres and a host of other delights.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Your Turkey (in SF)

Thanksgiving Turkey

So many turkeys to choose from, so little time. Thanksgiving approaches, so get the best birds while you can with this guide to turkeys around town.

Dumplings and a Flick: The Best Post T-Day Pairings

Dumplings and a movie. It doesn't get much better. Here are our five of our favorite double dates.

Top Local Wine Shops' Favorite Thanksgiving Bottles

The traditional Thanksgiving meal isn't normally on the menu year-round at most homes, and picking wine to match a turkey dinner and all the trimmings can be a challenge. We spoke to employees at three local wine shops to get their opinions on wines that would pair beautifully with the holiday spread. Their picks span the globe, but all three agree: avoid wines that are heavy, rich, or tannic, and look for clean flavors and acidity to cut the heaviness of the meal.

Michael Barber, Domestic Wine Specialist, K&L Wines:

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