Get a Preview of Nookie Postal’s Newest Concept, Steinbones

This month, the Commonwealth chef teams up with Kitchen Kibitz for a pop-dinner with doughnuts and latkes galore.

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Chef Nookie Postal. Photo via Commonwealth/Facebook

Jeff Gabel, who just today was recognized by Zagat in their 30 Under 30 list for his modern Jewish pop-up restaurant, Kitchen Kibitz, will be teaming up with Commonwealth chef Nookie Postal for an exciting Hanukkah party. On December 21, Postal will be debuting his upcoming barbecue/Jewish deli concept, Steinbones, through a dedicated Kitchen Kibitz event. The dinner will take place at Commonwealth Restaurant at 5 p.m. and will include five kinds of latkes along with dessert and cocktails.

“I’ve been wanting to do a dinner with Nookie ever since I started Kitchen Kibitz,” Gabel said via a press release. “I’m so happy we’re making it happen this time, and that it will be celebrating Hanukkah, which is such a special holiday to many people. I can’t wait to share this menu and experience with everyone.”

Postal’s five different types of latkes—and a preview of what’s to be on his menu at Steinbones—include a potato latke with pastrami and New York deli mustard; a sweet potato latke with smoked trout; a parsnip latke with brisket and Dr. Browns black cherry barbecue sauce; a carrot latke with honey crisp apple butter; and a Jerusalem artichoke latke with crème fraiche and chives. For dessert, Stephanie Cmar of Party of Two will be making doughnuts to pair with Nookie’s house-made ice cream at Commonwealth.

First launched in 2013, Gabel’s Kitchen Kibitz pop-up has been steadily growing in popularity and notoriety with exciting guest participants such as Geoff Lukas (Sofra Bakery) and Barry Maiden (State Park, Hungry Mother). Kitchen Kibitz pops up around the city bi-monthly, hence this will be the final event of 2014. Steinbones is expected to open in early 2015.

$40 per person, 5-7:30 p.m., 11 Broad Canal Way in Kendall Square, Cambridge. Tickets can be purchased at