January 02, 2006

LATKEFEST 2005/2006


We had the good fortune of enjoying another Latkefest at Rev. Joe Kendall's lovely abode on Sunday, simultaneously gorging ourselves on a multicultural buffet of Jewish, Greek, Italian, Cuban and Deep South cuisine while soaking in as much football on TV as possible and sharing fellowship with friends and family.

The reverend, as always, was a gracious host, greeting everyone who attended:



He also was polite enough not to ask why the Salad clan was all dressed as if we were about to be put into the game by Coach Gruden.

That's the great thing about Rev. Joe; he overlooks your faults and celebrates your ideocyncracies.


The food was beyond outstanding. Rev. Joe here slices a wedge of "multilevel vegetable lasagne."

To borrow a phrase, it was to die for.


The best part of the party is the meeting of old friends and the making of new ones. Here, Jose introduces his beautiful son Dylan to some of the reverend's neighbors.

We resisted the urge to put a sombrero on the tot.

For extended Latkefest 2005/2006 coverage, click here to see a photo gallery. (I would have shot more photos had I not been feeding my face every 30 seconds.)

Posted by Jeff at January 2, 2006 10:57 AM

What a great day. The Rev's house looks like it could be in Portland.

Posted by: lynne at January 2, 2006 11:50 AM

I love latke! My friend had a holiday party and my only request was that he make latkes, and lots of them! We finished them off! Looks like you had a wonderful day; good to hear it.

Posted by: april at January 2, 2006 01:01 PM

I think you all were dressed appropriately!
I've never had latke, wouldn't mind trying it sometime either. And that lasagne looked delicious! That's the best kind of day, good food and friends.

Thanks for (finally) posting the Bucs picts! Have to agree with you about Alstott, although I'm sentimental and I'd hate to see him go. Can't believe we're in the playoffs!

Now let's see if your comment section allows my comment this time. LOL

Posted by: Laura at January 2, 2006 07:24 PM

Thanks, Jeff, for the football crock pot contribution. It batted leadoff in the LatkeFest all-star culinary lineup. It was another proud gala LatkeFest in the event's proud history. Thanks again -- A.

Posted by: Alan at January 2, 2006 08:28 PM
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