Greek Festival at St. George’s Downey 2009

_DSC8961Have you ever been to a Greek Festival?  This was the second one for me.  The first time was a huge event at the Pomona Fair Grounds some time in the 70s.  I had a great time.  I even remember dancing.  The traditional style of “line dancing” is quite fun to learn, and with so many people dancing one hardly notices a mis step.  I was really tempted to get up and dance, but…I’ll leave that for my visit to George’s Greek Cafe in Long Beach. This is my first blog, so I haven’t figured out how to add a hyperlink, yet.  I finally firgured it out.  Yeah!! They have two restaurants, one on Pine and one on 2nd Street.

This group of people love to attend all sorts of fabulous festivals.  They go to dance.  I really enjoyed their enthusiasm.
This group of people love to attend all sorts of fabulous festivals. They go to dance. I really enjoyed their enthusiasm.

 

Warming up the pita bread for oh-so-good Gyros

Warming up the pita bread for oh-so-good Gyros

The Boss

The Boss

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The lragrance of the lamb, chicken and pork that were cooking on the barbeques filled the air for blocks around St. George's Church.
The fragrance of the lamb, chicken and pork that were cooking on the barbeques filled the air for blocks around St. George’s Church.

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Traditional drinks were served

Traditional drinks were served

If you have a sweet tooth, there's plenty of desserts to choose from.  I tried the traditional Loukoumades.
If you have a sweet tooth, there’s plenty of desserts to choose from. I tried the traditional Loukoumades. These are donuts covered with honey, cinnamon and nuts.  Click the link for the history of this tasty treat and the recipe.

For the history and recipe. click here.

For a wonderful blog on Greek food, click here.


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