Hanukkah Happenings and Helpers


Light in the darkness. Flickr photo by Len Radin.

Hanukkah is coming right up, from sundown December 16th through sundown the 24th. Here are some ways to celebrate the festival of light in style.

~BLUESTEM BRASSERIE~ will be hosting a special Hannukah pop-up with Lori Baker and Jeff Banker of the recently shuttered Baker & Banker on Wednesday December 17th. The five-course dinner offer their interpretations of Hanukkah classics, including stuffed matzo ball soup, smoked sturgeon with latkes, and braised brisket with kasha varnishkes. And don’t forget the sufganiyot for dessert! The dinner is $75 per person, and seatings will be at 5:30pm and 8:30pm. Beverages will be available for purchase in addition to ticket cost.

For a festive evening, check out the special Hanukkah menu at ~BURRITT ROOM~. The special dishes include knishes, corned beef, rugelach, and pumpkin sufganiyot, and they will be available Tuesday December 16th through Wednesday December 24th from 5:30pm until closing. 417 Stockton St. at Bush, 415-400-0561.

~WISE SONS DELI~ is an excellent resource for taking some of the load off your to-do list this season. They are offering classic dishes for preorder and pickup, including matzo ball soup and latkes. They also offer some of the best deli meat and fish platters in town, plus their famed sufganiyot is available by the half dozen. Order now, since they do sell out!

If you’re hosting a supper at home, let ~BI-RITE MARKET~ help you out with their prepared foods and grocery items. They’ve got braised brisket, latkes, pear buttermilk kugel, matzo ball soup, and challah, all available by preorder from December 15th through the 24th. You can also order raw meats from the butcher department, including brisket from Five Dot Ranch, and other essentials including wine, gelt, and candles. Here are all the options and details. 3639 18th St. at Guerrero, 415-241-9760; 550 Divisadero St. at Hayes, 415-551-7900.

Event Info

Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 – Wednesday Dec 24, 2014