Hanukkah in Jew York is quite the phenomenon. Even though it's finals time and I can't make my social life a number-one priority this week, I will have eaten latkes on three separate occasions by the end of the eight-day holiday. On Saturday night alone, I missed out on a holiday celebration with extended family, a friend's vegan Hanukkah potluck, another friend's vegan
Hanukkah dinner, a Hanukkah party featuring Moshiach Oi!
and Matthue Roth
, a Hanukkah show starring Golem
, and a dreidel-spinning competition.
Last night, I joined the NYC Jewish Veg*n MeetUp group for a Hanukkah dinner at Sacred Chow. For just $30 (including tax and tip), I got mushroom-barley soup (delicious!), challah (nothing special but much better than mine), seitan brisket (perfect for the occasion), latkes (baked, not fried), and a jelly roll (quite possibly the best vegan dessert I've ever had).