The Thanksgivukkah feast was a great success, was it not? Suddenly, it's hard to imagine Thanksgiving without potato latkes, which might have to become a permanent fixture, alongside pecan pie rugelach.
But then we have Manischewitz-glazed wings on Star & Shamrock's Thanksgivukkah menu, and all I can think is: Oh no. What have we done?
For the uninitiated, Manischewitz is kosher wine known for its cloying sweetness and tooth-coating viscosity. Your grandmother likes it, but if you're a wine drinker, you can skip this one. A sip for ceremonial purposes? Yeah, okay. But as a glazing agent for meat? That's a new one. There's so much sugar in the wine that it probably yields some nice caramelization on the wings, but the grapey sweetness must be overpowering.
The Manischewitz wings are only available at the H Street pub through Dec. 4, along with a few other iffy Thanksgivukkah combinations, like smoked salmon tacos, which have nothing to do with either holiday, but whatever. The fall squash latkes with cranberry apple butter, on the other hand, sound pretty excellent.
If you just can't get enough Thanksgivukkah, DGS Delicatessen's special menu continues through Dec. 4, too.
Star & Shamrock, 1341 H St. NE. 202-388-3833.