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    Everyone Loves Latkes!

    Everyone Loves Latkes

    Sunday, December 5th 2010

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Winthrop Street


    The Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) looks forward to celebrating Hanukkah by serving 500 plus free Latkes that will be donated by gracious HSBA Member Restaurants: Grendels Den, Upstairs on the Square, Upper Crust Pizza, Tommy Doyle's, Fire + Ice, and the Hong Kong. This year Latke's will be cooked to order by Chef Steven Brand of UpStairs on the Square and John Schall from Fire + Ice.


    Harvard Square's Latkes are delicious, diverse in shape, size, texture and  ethnic flavor and are accompanied with creative homemade condiments. Many of the Latkes are traditional, some are Kosher, and some are from our favorite Chinese Restaurant (the Hong Kong is featuring its crowd favorite the "Scallion Potato Pancake")!


    Traditionally, Kari Kuelzer serves hundreds of tasty homemade "Latke

    Squares" in keeping with the Harvard Square theme. Kari's Latkes are

    complimented by her divine homemade "Rosemary Applesauce" made from a

    secret family recipe.


    The HSBA expects over 300 Latkes fans including a large number of

    employees of local Harvard Square businesses, a few unofficial mayors

    and Officials, a number of chefs and restaurant owners, nice families,

    members of the press, and the HSBA Staff! In addition to Laktes, guests

    will be treated to Nantucket Nectars and Jelly Donuts!


    Klezmer music will play until the dramatic reading of the "The Latke

    Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown which will be enacted by the Grendel's Den and Restaurant bartenders, waitstaff and friends!


    Denise Jillson, HSBA Executive Director, said "We are delighted to be able to display our lighted 4 foot Menorah outside in historical Winthrop Park, site of the first Marketplace in New Towne, in the heart of Harvard Square and now a glowing symbol of our Harvard Square Holiday tradition."