Sunday, June 05, 2005

Opa!

Today we made our annual pilgrimage to the Greek Food Fair at The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George. This church is located just a few blocks from where I lived before I got married, and I've attended the food fair for many years. We also have a warm spot for this church because the building once housed our Presbyterian congregation, plus it's lovely and the people are friendly.

In the past, they have always served a plate lunch of souvlaki, meatballs and rice, green beans, and Greek salad. They also did that this year, but added an a la carte menu, and T and I both opted to graze. I had chicken souvlaki (shish kabob). He had a gyro and loukaniko (Greek sausage). We both had my favorite, spanakopita (spinach and cheese layered with phyllo dough), and shared some kourambiethes (butter cookies). Then we ended with Greek Coffee ice cream from Bauder's Pharmacy topped with crumbled, and fresh, baklava.

The food fair opened last night. Luckily for us, we opted not to go then, and missed having to sit outside under awnings during electrical storms and driving rain. Instead, we went to Barnes and Noble because if you going to get locked down because of a tornado warning, you may as well be where they have plenty of coffee and plenty of books. Imagine my dismay when the cafe manager told us that their evacuation shelter was the bathroom.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Regarding B&N, does that mean they'll let you read on the toilet?