Six places celebrating Hanukkah
Come into this South Loop diner any weekday during Hanukkah between 2–5pm for High Latke Tea: Latkes, tea and dreidels upon request. 1112 S Wabash Ave (312-212-1112). El: Green, Orange, Red to Roosevelt. Bus: 1, 3, 4, 12. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Average main course: $9.
Through Sun 5, the Hearty Boys offer a Hanukkah prix fixe featuring dishes such as chopped liver on challah, brisket with potato-sage latkes and sweet goat cheese blinis. 3819 N Broadway (773-244-9866). El: Red to Sheridan. Bus: 22, 36, 80, 151. Brunch (Sun), dinner (Wed–Sun). Hannukah prix fixe: $30.
Jerry’s Sandwiches Matzoh-ball soup, a braised brisket sandwich and noodle kugel are just some of the specials Jerry’s is offering for the holiday. Each dish is paired with a different type of beer, such as Bell’s Hanukkah Ale. 1938 W Division St (773-235-1006). El: Blue to Division. Bus: 50, 70. Lunch, dinner. Average main course: $9.
Steve’s Deli When you buy a dozen potato pancakes at full price, this River North deli offers a second dozen at half price. 354 W Hubbard St (312-467-6868). El: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 11, 65, 125. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Dozen latkes: $35.99.
Devon’s kosher bakery will remain well-stocked with breads and pastries for the holiday, including special holiday cookies, potato kugels and sufganyot (jelly-filled doughnuts). 2944 W Devon Ave (773-764-8877). Bus: 11, 155. Sun–Wed 6am–6pm; Thu 6am–4:30pm (closed Sat). Average baked good: $2.
Kaufman’s Bagel & Delicatessen Say “Happy Hanukkah” at this popular Skokie shop and you won’t only be festive—you’ll be ordering a sandwich, which consists of pastrami piled high between two latkes. Hanukkah cookies are also on offer. 4905 W Dempster St, Skokie (847-677-9880). El: Yellow to Skokie. 7am–7pm.