You’re darn right latkes deserve their own year-end list. This writer has partaken of four of the five selections, and can seriously recommend the Ukrainian East Village mainstay Veselka (their cheese blintz complements their latke nicely), as well as the Park Avenue Winter selection (a bit precious, but the size and density are appealing). Experience confirms that the more explicitly Jewish food-stops Barney Greengrass and Sammy’s Roumanian deliver an “old school” latke— formidable, dense, and savory, with a little sprinkle of Hebraic know-how. Stage Restaurant is our next destination: we hope to make it there by the eighth night.
Top 5: Latkes [Always Hungry NY]