What's a Latke?

A latke is a type of fried potato pancake. It is a traditional Jewish food eaten at Hanukkah, but one shouldn't need a reason to celebrate latkes.

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DMARC Food Pantry

Let's do good while eating well. Proceeds from the Thrilla in the Skillet event will be donated to the DMARC Food Pantry Network (Move the Food).

More info at MoveTheFood.org

The Main Event

Thrilla in the Skillet is a knock down drag out no holds barred fry-off to determine the best latke in Des Moines - must have a ticket to attend!

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Good food. New friends. Latkes.

Thrilla in the Skillet II promises to be hotter, greasier, and potatoier than the original. Join us to celebrate the latke and raise money for the DMARC Food Pantry.


The more sponsors we have, the more money gets donated to the DMARC Food Pantry. We will be seeking a main event sponsor, a food sponsor (or sponsors), local business donations for the silent auction. Please contact Steve at swilkeshapiro@gmail.com or Tanya at tanyahkeith@gmail.com if you are interested in signing up!