The Hanukkah classic steps into the spotlight at this spuds cook-off, judged by a panel that includes New York City Wine & Food Festival founder Lee Schrager and Food52’s Amanda Hesser. Nosh on more than 16 creative spins, like a Peking-duck-and-scallion latke from Kutsher’s and a butternut-squash-and-yogurt variety from Blue Hill. To accompany the fried bites, there will be an open bar serving Cliffton sparkling cider, Schmaltz Brewing Company beer and Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee. Ticket sales will benefit the Sylvia Center, which promotes healthy eating among kids.
Fifth Annual Latke Festival