The beloved fried potato pancake takes center stage at this Jewish comfort-food jamboree. Chefs from 16 local restaurants—including A Voce, Balaboosta and Veselka—descend on BAM to vie for the ultimate latke award, judged by a panel that includes Brooklyn Flea cofounder Eric Demby and Saveur senior editor (and former TONY Food & Drink editor) Gabriella Gershenson. In addition to latkes, nosh on mini bialys from Hot Bread Kitchen and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) from Dough. Plus, an open bar serves beer from Shmaltz Brewing Company, vodka and wine, as well as Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee and fermented drinks from Kombucha Brooklyn. Profits will be donated to the Sylvia Center for childhood nutrition.
Fourth Annual Latke Festival
|Venue name:||BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building||Contact:|
30 Lafayette Ave
|Cross street:||between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–11pm, Sun 1–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr|