The latke, sometimes referred to as a potato pancake, is a classic Hanukkah dish. This shallow-fried pancake is typically made up of shredded or mashed potato, flour, egg, garlic and onion. However, at The Gershman Y on Broad Street, the concept of a typical latke has been challenged by various Philly chef’s at Latkepalooza since 2003.
Latkepalooza will take place on Dec. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at The Gershman Y, and will have 400 latkes prepared by each of the nine participating Philly restaurants in their own creative way.
Restaurants participating this year include Circles, Estia, Frankford Hall, Jones, Kanella, Local 44, Mission Taqueria, Sabrina’s Cafe and Tria Taproom. Federal Donuts will also be serving sufganiyot, which is a deep-fried Hanukkah donut filled with either jelly or custard and covered in powdered sugar.