Before you take down your Christmas tree or put away those driedels, I thought it important to send props out to Tooley's on Congress, the downtown coffee spot at Fifth and Congress streets. The good folks there hosted a special dinner for the first night of Channukah with brisket, latkes and big delicious salads.
The first night of the eight-day holiday is long-over, but I'd be remiss to not take a moment to thank them for putting this on and making the intimate cafe a welcome place to bring your menorahs, eat some good food and bring the kids, too. Our son found some girls playing driedel by the front window and pretty much took home all the chocolate gelt they brought to the cafe with. My husband and I talked and read the paper. It was a great way to celebrate the first night together--and be downtown at Tooley's. Thank you!