Long, long ago in April, Jewish people across the U.S. celebrated a Passover unlike any others — an ancient ritual complicated by modern problems. Nine months later, Jews face similar challenges and are in need of light, warmth, and a full stomach. Hanukkah this year runs from Thursday, December 10 to Friday, December 18. Many holiday food items are now appearing at growing group of local restaurants for the first time.
Latkes, or fried potato pancakes, are arguably the centerpiece of any Hanukkah meal. As with most things, the holiday treats are the subject of spirited debate among Jewish families, and many have a strong set of opinions on the matter. In the end, there’s a perfect latke out there for everyone.
As of October 30, Chicago restaurants can no longer serve customers indoors. Still, a number of Chicago restaurants have outdoor seating. The state now requires reservations for patio dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More