Monday, September 2, 2013

Greek Festival 2013

This is the only food festival that we attend religiously: the Greek Festival. It runs all Labor Day weekend. There have been years when we ate at least one meal there each day that it ran - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

But this year, we only made over there for the last day: Labor Day. And we rode our bikes, to avoid the traffic, and met up with Jenn and family for a great lunch.

We ate...

Stuffed Peppers. Here's a version from a previous post: click here.

Pork Souvlaki. While these look simple and unadorned - no onions or zucchini or anything threaded on that skewer with the chunks of meat - the flavor was outrageously layered. I tasted garlic, lemon, thyme, and - maybe - a glimmer of rosemary.


I couldn't decide so I opted for a combination plate with feta cheese, kalamata olives, tzatziki, pita, spankopita, and more. Here are a few hummus recipes from a previous post.


The boys didn't bother to shop around the food stalls. As soon as they saw gyros, they were sold.


And I love coffee, so we finished off the meal with a mug full of gritty, sweet, fabulous Greek coffee. It's not for the faint of heart. At the Turkish Festival they have a woman reading your coffee grinds. I wonder what these predict.


This is one of my favorite Labor Day traditions. What did you do this weekend? What did you eat?

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