A Whole Latke Love

At tonight’s Top Latke Cook-off and Hanukkah Party, the simple but symbolic potato pancake will be dressed up by a dozen expert and amateur chefs, all competing to present the best version at this annual celebration.

Tasters can enjoy samples of the traditional Hanukkah dish prepared in a variety of ways, says Michael Clapman who handpicks the chefs for Temple Micah, which runs the event. “I think there’s uniqueness to being able to eat a dozen different kinds of latkes.”

On top of the savory and sweet feast (which also includes a kids’ latke competition), Temple Micah invites attendees to bring menorahs for a Hanukkah lighting ceremony led by Rabbi Adam Morris; rounding out the evening will be a concert with local musicians Hal Aqua, David Ross and others.

Temple Micah’s 5th Top Latke Cook-off and Hanukkah Party starts tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, and is open to people of all faiths. Tickets are $15 to $65; services and the lighting ceremony are free. RSVP is required via www.micahdenver.org or by calling 303-388-4239.
Fri., Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m., 2012

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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