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Latkes for Jim

November 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hannah and her dad, Chef Jim Cohen 2014

Hannah with her dad, Chef Jim Cohen, making latkes here last year.

To get everyone in the Hanukkah spirit, we’re making Chef Jim Cohen’s latke recipe…the same recipe you will find on the menu along with delicious brisket in his Empire Lounge and Restaurant in Louisville, Colorado during Hanukkah each year.  Perhaps some of you remember Jim, who is also the mastermind behind Boulder’s Pizzeria da Lupo, stopping by last year to share his latke recipe with us all? With his daughter, and McGuckin employee, Hannah by his side, he filled the whole store with the delicious smell of fresh cooked latkes.

What a difference a year makes. This past September, Jim suffered a severely debilitating stroke.  He currently cannot use the right side of this body and has limited use of his left side. He has come a long way, but has yet much farther to go at Craig Rehabilitation Center.  Even with insurance, the Jim and his family are finding it hard to keep up with the incredible costs of health care as many of his illness-related expenses are not covered by insurance.

As our mitzvah this season, we will make his delicious latkes with the help of his daughter, Hannah, here at the store and hope that you can stop by, nosh a little, and then give a little to help Jim. We’ll have a donation jar out for him or if you’d like to donate online, just visit his HelpHopeLive page. You can also dine at his restaurants as another way to support the Cohen family. And though her heart is extremely heavy, Jim’s oldest daughter, Lexie, is doing a great job running both restaurants.


November 27, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


McGuckin Hardware


McGuckin Hardware
2525 Arapahoe Ave, #1
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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