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Sunday, October 27, 2013

‘Thanksgivukkah’ fever hits the Southland

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS — ‘Thanksgivukkah’ fever hits the Southland

From Nov. 22 through Dec. 1, Dog Haus, which has restaurants in Pasadena and Alhambra, will be selling a special “Thanksgivukkah dog,” a smoked turkey sausage mixed with bits of whiskey-soaked cranberries and brown sugared sweet potatoes, then topped with tater tots — signifying latkes — and drizzled in apple-raspberry compote. Adam Gertler, who owns Gertler’s Wurst and sells his sausages to Dog Haus, was excited when he was approached by one of the owners of Dog Haus to create a special dish for Thanksgivukkah. Hanukkah seems to get short-shrift, Gertler said, and Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. “Hanukkah was the red-headed stepchild to the winter holidays. Hanukkah has always been the Pepsi to Christmas’ Coke,” said Gertler, who is Jewish. “So by teaming up with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah gets pushed into the spotlight this year.