Hanukkah in Metro Phoenix: 8 Places for Deep-Fried Turkey, Latkes, and other Treats

Thanksgiving is right around the corner -- and so is Hanukkah! This year, the first day of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights falls on the last Thursday of November, which just so happens to be when Americans turn their attention to football and food. Luckily, fried foods fit right in with your Thanksgiving favorites, and you easily can add traditional Jewish treats like kugel and latkes to the holiday spread.

Goldman's Deli

Whether you prefer to call them latkes or potato pancakes, you'll be happy with the crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside version dished up at this family establishment. All the simple ingredients used -- potatoes, yellow onion, egg, and matzo meal -- work together to give this traditional dish surprisingly complex flavor, enjoyable with either applesauce or sour cream. Goldman's also is known for its gefilte fish, brisket, and pastrami. Catering and carryout orders can be placed by calling 480-367-9477.

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Dominique Chatterjee