Yes, Hanukkah begins on Dec. 8 this year, but no, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the plethora of potato pancakes at the Fourth Annual Latke Festival at BAM. Hosted by Edible Brooklyn and Great Performances, a $55 ticket gets you all the latkes you can eat, plus wine, vodka and sips from Schmaltz Brewing, GuS–Grown Up Soda, Kombucha Brooklyn and Brooklyn Roasting Company. Somehow I’ve been enlisted as one of the judges, and I’m looking forward sampling, and then singling out for praise, latkes from the likes of A Voce (with fontina, apple and truffles), Fatty ‘Cue (with crab, smoked créme fraiche and caviar) and Balaboosta (potato, yam and carrot latkes with honey, preserved lemons and yogurt sauce). Tickets will not be available at the door, so get ‘em now if you want in on all the latke love. –A.G.
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I’ve hosted Thanksgiving nine times over the past 10 years, and it’s something I love to do. Gathering around a table with a mix of old friends and new faces and then watching the whole thing (d)evolve into a drunken dance party is my favorite thing. It’s always been a team effort, with lots of […]
Ah, Thanksgiving, a magical holiday that gathers friends and family around a table filled with flowers, candles, food and an obscene amount of wine. Whether you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving, or a Friendsgiving before you head to the family homestead, coordinating a big dinner can be hard work, and unexpected issues can crop up before, in […]
The day after Thanksgiving isn’t actually a holiday for most people, but between the turkey hangover, the hangover hangover, and the sheer number of people who are either traveling, shopping or just plain ditching work, it might just be the least productive non-holiday day of the year. So embrace that, and whether you’re with family, […]