Battle of the Dishes

Latke Lowdown: Guest Critic Eric Schaefer Pits Abe's Against Goldman's

Editor's Note: In this special edition of "Battle of the Dishes," we asked our favorite mensch, Eric Schaefer, to do some latke research for us.

Latkes are the culinary poster child for Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights that is of relatively minor religious significance but gives us Jewish kids something to brag about when everyone else is talking about Christmas. It has been suggested that latkes, which are potato pancakes cooked in oil, are an edible tribute to the oil that miraculously lasted for 8 nights in a temple in ancient Israel. Sounds like a marketing ploy to me but, in either case, latkes are a delicious comfort food appreciated by both Jews and gentiles.

See also: - Abe's of Scottsdale Shakes Up the Jewish-Style Deli Scene - Six Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Metro Phoenix

So which Scottsdale deli will prevail, Abe's or Goldman's? Oy, the stress.

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Eric Schaefer