Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello, Weekend

Yes, I realize that today is only Thursday. But with the long Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, we are all preoccupied with the upcoming three day weekend full of booze, beaches, and goatburgers.

The sun sets over the New Orleans Greek Festival.
You read that right. Goatburgers are a new addition to the menu at the New Orleans Greek Fest, which runs Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Save for Friday evening when the grounds surrounding the Holy Trinity Cathedral swell with sweaty runners who wait patiently for their free beers after finishing the 5K, Greek Fest is a nice treat for those who enjoy outdoor festivals but loathe large crowds. Most of the food is prepared by the church community, and you can taste the love in the spinach stuffed spanakopita and spit-roatsed lamb sold by the pound. And with plenty of cold beer and ouzo to wash eveything down, the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed on the banks of Bayou St. John.

Have a great weekend.


Pontchartrain Pete said...

Greek Fest tradition: head straight to the Ouzo booth, down two shots, get two to go, then head directly for some lamb and/or souvlaki and calamari. Then, we dance! Okay, maybe not me, but there's dancing. Opa!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the greek wine. Although not well known, they do pair excellent with the indigenous greek cuisine more so than the domestic beer they serve. Opa!