Here's the perfect way to prepare for our deluge of Thanksgiving stories




Orlando Weekly's annual Holiday Guide hits streets/screens Wednesday, and it is chock-full of holiday goodness: gift guides, holiday feelings, all the Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and New Year's-related events going on around town through the end of the year ... and don't worry, we didn't forget Thanksgiving.

Or I didn't, anyway.

The Food + Drink section offers a list of tips and hacks called "How to win at Thanksgiving"; a round-up of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, with our picks of the most Thanksgiving-appropriate recipes therein; and a list of 27 local restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving day, in the event that you don't feel like cooking at all.

And now, enjoy the spectacle of this hamster and his friends chowing down on a tiny Thanksgiving dinner (which you didn't have to cook) (wait, aren't hamsters vegetarian?) (oh well). Happy Turkey Day, all. Try not to stuff your cheek pouches until they actually burst.