Friday, May 27, 2011


Those seeking a little outdoor entertainment this Memorial Day weekend need look no further than the banks of Bayou St. John, where beginning tonight the Greek Festival will be celebrated for the 38th year in a row. The celebration kicks off with the Olympic Run/Walk, which provides the perfect calorie-burning excuse to indulge in the Greek community's homemade delicacies after the race. While many Greek Festers opt for the gyro and feta fries, I am partial to the traditional Greek dinner featuring stuffed grape leaves, meatballs in a tomato sauce, baked pasta, and buttery delightful triangles of phyllo dough filled with feta. It's a meal that even Odysseus would make a detour for on his journey back to Ithaca.

With the Greek Fest, Cochon 555, and NOWFE filling up the calendar this weekend, it's a good thing we have Monday off to recover.


Big Onion said...

My folks come from NJ every year and try and time it for Greek Fest. They're not big on crowds, and this is just small enough for them to be able to tolerate it.

I really dig the market they have with the homemade cheeses. And the lamb-by-the-pound makes me happy, indeed.

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Kimberly Ranjbar said...

I love the dinners too! The spanikopita rocks ;)