You’ll like it a latke

The ninth annual Hardlox Asheville’s Hardlox Jewish Festival returns on Sunday, Oct. 16. Festivities are free and run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in in Pack Square.

From humble beginnings — a small-in-size but bit-in-heart cultural gathering based around the cleverly-named “Hard Lox Cafe” — the festival has grown to an enthusiastically-awaited event featuring dancing, music and (perhaps most importantly) food.

The Jewish food section on the Hardlox website lists “pastrami on rye, corned beef on rye, chopped liver sandwich, lox & cream cheese on a bagel, hummus platter, falafel on a pita, whitefish salad sandwich, potato latkes, potato knish, kosher dill pickle, homemade matzo ball soup, blintzes, noodle kugel, kosher hot dog, challah, babkas, macaroons, bialys, mandelbrot and black & white cookies.” So wear your stretchy pants.

Or, better yet, work off those matzo balls with street dancing, folk dancing and Klezmer music. There are also children’s activities, crafters and even free hugs. Read more about the festival here.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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