It’s time again to celebrate Greek culture at the 36th annual Greek Food Festival, to be held June 2-3 at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W. Bannock St.
The longtime food festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days, will be held outside under a big tent, where you can enjoy authentic-as-can-be Greek cuisine and plenty of Greek music and dancing. There’s a $2 fee (donation) to get into the event, and all food and drink items will be sold a la carte.
This year’s menu has Greek standouts such as spanakopita ($3.50/flaky spinach and feta pies), falafel on pita ($7.50), gyro sandwiches ($7.50), grilled pork souvlaki ($7.50), Greek garden salad ($6) and pastitsio ($7), a lasagna-esque baked pasta dish with seasoned beef and aromatic béchamel sauce.
Let’s not forget all those tasty Greek desserts, including dark walnut cake ($2.50), baklava ($3), kataifi ($3/sweet almonds and walnuts coated with shredded wheat) and various Greek-style cookies ($1.50 each).
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Wash everything down with a bottle of domestic beer ($4) or a glass of wine ($5).
For more information, visit boisegreekfestival.com.