My friends Ray and Rachel represent a perfect cross-section of Caucasian Baltimore: Ashkenazi and Redneck. Chanukah at their house was traditional...for the most part. We spun the dreidel, anted in our gelt, and consumed too many donuts and latkes.
The latkes could be enjoyed with a range of toppings, including classic (sour cream and apple sauce), Eastern Shore (anchovies, hot pepper relish, Old Bay), and PB&J.
Grease, gambling, and fire. What's not to love about this holiday?