Connecticut Latke Throw Down, Dec. 4, 2 p.m., $10-$25, The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford, (860) 236-1275, emanuelsynagogue.org.
Five chefs, four judges and an MC participate in Emanuel Synagogue's Latke Throw Down on Sunday. No, they aren't pile-driving Andy Kaufman's lovable Taxi mechanic; latkes are potato pancakes traditionally served on the Jewish holiday of Hanukah. Nobody gets hurt, but one lucky chef goes home with a prize. The rest of you mugs get to stuff your faces.