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Crown Market Crowns Latke-Eating Champion in West Hartford

Congratulations to all of the participants the inaugural Crown Market Latke Eating Contest held in West Hartford on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

By Joy Taylor, photos courtesy of Donna Edelstein, Connecticut Jewish Ledger

First place winner Graham Kist ate 50 latkes on Monday in the 20-minute timed competition at this soon-to-be-annual seasonal event.

Kist, who writes a food blog as a hobby and has won other competitive eating competitions, noted on his Instagram @noshanotherday that “It’s easy to eat when food is that good.” 

Chef Matt’s “famous potato latkes” and apple sauce kept on coming as contestants indicated they were ready for more with a raising of the hand.

The event attracted more than 15 participants of all ages, and was held on the seventh day of Chanukah.

Gift certificates were awarded, and pizza samples were available for on-lookers.

Contestants in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. (Winner Graham Kist is in the blue shirt, back row, second from right). Photo courtesy of: Donna Edelstein

Contestants participating in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Contestants participating in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. (Winner Graham Kist is in the foreground, in the blue tee shirt). Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Contestants participating in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. (Winner Graham Kist is in the foreground, in the blue tee shirt). Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Latke Eating Contest participant is ready for more, at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Contestants participating in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Latkes prepared by Chef Matt for the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Contestants participating in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. (Winner Graham Kist is in the foreground, in the blue tee shirt). Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

Contestants participating in the Latke Eating Contest at Crown Market, West Hartford, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo credit: Donna Edelstein

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