Lest you think today's Iron Chef Latke Cook-Off & Judaica Auction is all fun and games, know this: Arthur Rosenblum (co-editor of the Greater Park Hill News) has already challenged his friend and neighbor, Dr. Jacob Schor, to a duel. A latke duel. Because contrary to popular belief, latkes aren't merely glorified hash browns; rather, potato-pancake recipes vary by region and are intensely personal.
It's too late to submit your own latkes for the cook-off, but you're still welcome to join the dueling chefs at Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden Street, and sample some of the prize-worthy latkes and toppings. Traditional games will be on hand for kids to play while adults participate in an auction of hanukiyot (Hanukkah candelabras) from Julia Neumann's collection, as well as the opportunity to bid on custom Judaica from Alan Bieber. The cook-off and auction run from 4 to 6 p.m., and admission, which includes unlimited latkes and toppings, dessert, beverages, games and gifts, is $5 to $10, with family discounts available. Visit www.micahdenver.org or call 303-388-4239.
Sat., Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m., 2007