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Restaurants and other places of business are taking a page from the book of best-seller authors to prepare for the holiday season.

In the spirit of sharing, here are the best restaurants, bars, and other establishments around the country that will be open for business, according to the American Association of Restaurants, the association of about 300 local restaurant associations.

Restaurants open for the season: •Cerca del Mar, Santa Ana, California •El Paso, Anaheim, California•El Pueblo, Los Angeles, California (restaurants will reopen Dec. 1) •El Rey, San Diego, California and Los Angeles•L’Antica, Austin, Texas•Las Tortas, Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio (restrooms open Dec. 3) •La Raza, Houston, Texas and Austin (restroom open Dec., 1) Restaurants closing for the year: •The Cacao Lounge, Irvine, California – closed Dec. 31•The Carlsbad Lounge, Costa Mesa, California, – closed Feb. 2•Café Ocho, San Antonio, Texas – closed Nov. 30•The Casa Del Rio, El Paso, Texas (restores Dec. 8) •The El Rancho, San Marcos, Texas- closed Dec.-1•The El Paso Café, San Angelo, Texas, – reopened Dec. 9 •La Casa del Rey, Las Vegas, Nevada, – opened Dec. 10 •La Jolla Café, Las Venezolsas, California- closed Nov.-1 Restaurants close for the holidays: •Arroz del Puebla, New Mexico, – Closed Nov. 25 •Barrio Espacio, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona – Closed Dec. 16 •Cocoa Cafe, El Centro, New York – closed Jan. 3 •El Rancho El Rey, New Orleans, Louisiana – closed Oct. 31 •La Cucaracha, Houston/Dallas, Texas/Los Angeles/San Antonio/San Diego/San Jose/Santa Ana, Mexico – closed Mar. 31; reopened May 1 •La Barbecue, Las Cruces, New Hampshire – closed Sept. 30 •La Belle, Los Altos, California/Bakersfield, California / San Diego – closed Aug. 6; reopened Aug. 21 •La Boqueria, Los Olivos, New Jersey/New York – reopened Oct. 26 •La Chocolat, New Braunfels, Texas / Houston/San Marcos, California – closed Oct 31 •The Casie Del Rey, Albuquerque, New Mexicans – closed Dec 12 •La Bamba, San Juan Capistrano, Puerto Rico/Brentwood, New England – closed Feb 7; reopened Feb 9 •The Cafe del Carne, Santa Rosa, California , – closed May 1; reopened Nov. 1 •The Caribe, San Francisco, California: Closed Nov 22•The Cafe La Belle, San Bruno, New Mexicos, -closed Nov. 6•The Cafes at La Raza in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica – closed Nov 27; reopened Dec 10 •The Café de Bienvenue in New Orleans – closed Jan 31; opened Feb 1•The Cancun Grill in Cancún, Mexico – closed Aug 21; reopened Sept 1 •Caribbean Club of America, Miami, Florida, -opened Dec. 4; closed Jan 9; reopened Oct 27•La Tampico, Tampa, Florida – closed Mar 17; reopened Apr 4•La Cava, San Luis Obispo, California; -opened Oct 27; opened Nov. 14•La Leche Bistro in Las Vegas – closed April 28; reopened June 15•La Banda in Los Angeles – closed May 11; reopened July 23 •La Cafe La Bella in New York City – closed July 27; reopens Oct. 1; re-opens Nov. 15; reopening Dec. 17•La Boqueteria in Houston – closed Sept 15; reopened Jan. 20•La Churrasco’s in Denver, Colorado – closed July 23; reopened August 20•The Chez Jean in San Antonio – closed June 17; reopened July 31; rereopens Oct 6•La Delita in Seattle – closed June 30; reopened Jul 20; reopen Nov. 4•Los Angles Deli in Los Angles, California  -closed July 29; reopened September 20•Napa Deli, Santa Barbara, California   – closed Jul 20, reopened Aug 3; reopened Sep 5; reopened Mar 21; re opened Nov 2•Palacio de Chilena, New Haven, Connecticut  – closed Sep 12; reopened October 19; re reopened Nov 5; re reopen Dec 4•Pueblo Bistrotte in El Paso – closed