PARKERSBURG W.Va (WTAP) - The Crystal Café on Market Street in Parkersburg was filled Saturday morning with customers looking to get their annual taste of latkes, a Jewish tradition.
The food is described as a potato pancake made with potatoes, onions, and egg.
Doug Kreinik, the main chef for the event, says that greasy foods like latkes are a tradition around Hanukkah. Krenik has cooked latkes at the Crystal Café every year for the last 8 years to bring a different taste to the community.
“It brings diversity to the community. I love ethnic food and it’s one day when I can bring a little bit of ethnic food to the community and I love it,” says Kreinik.
The money raised from the event this year is benefiting the Avery Street Historical District in Downtown Parkersburg.