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Greek-out at the Greek Food Festival

The Greek Food Festival? Bring on the feta.
The Greek Food Festival? Bring on the feta. Idaho Statesman file

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).

Wash everything down with a bottle of domestic beer ($4) or a glass of wine ($5).

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