Thursday, December 10, marks the first night of Hanukkah this year, prompting Jewish communities to light the menorah, spin the dreidel, unwrap chocolate gelt, and tuck into potato latkes with apple sauce and sour cream. The holiday, commemorating the victory of the Maccabees over Greek-Syrian forces and the subsequent rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, centers around the story of a miraculous oil that kept holy candles burning for eight nights. so eating sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and other fried foods is a tradition. At these 15 D.C. restaurants and markets, customers can find holiday dishes and other Jewish treats, with plenty of options for takeout and delivery.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More