Pumpkin pie from Shorty Goldstein’s. Photo from Facebook.
This year is a special year for a lot of reasons, but top among them is the fact that Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah are the same day, Thursday November 28th (Hanukkah officially begins Wednesday the 27th at sundown). To celebrate this most auspicious occasion, ~SHORTY GOLDSTEIN’S~ will be serving some “Thanksgivukah” specials on November 25th-27th, like turkey-matzo ball soup, schmaltz-poached turkey with pumpkin latkes, and sufganiyot jelly doughnuts (okay, no mash-up there, but they are always a special treat). Do note they’ll be closed on Thanksgiving day, but open 10am-3pm on Friday November 29th (useful info for all the Black Friday shoppers who will be hitting Union Square). 126 Sutter St. at Montgomery, 415-986-2676.
~WEXLER’S~ is also getting in on the holiday action with a special four-course Hanukkah menu on Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th. Dinner starts with roasted duck matzo ball soup, and includes latkes and brisket braised in mead. It’s all served family style with potato kugel and roasted carrots; here’s the full menu. You’ll also find Hanukkah-inspired cocktails, and, of course, jelly doughnuts for dessert. Dinner costs $55 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 415-983-0102.