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The Original Greek Festival 2013

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This year's festival will feature Greek food, entertaining displays of traditional Greek dancing and numerous shopping opportunities plus a full program of special events and presentations. Over 40,000 Houstonians are expected to attend the festival.

Popular items include souvlaki (seasoned and marinated tenderloin cubes with onions, prepared over burning coals), gyros (strips of seasoned meat in rolled up pita bread, with special Greek sauce), tiropita (cheese-filled puff pastry), spanakopita (spinach and cheese-filled puff pastry) and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves).  Pastries available include baklava (nuts, butter, and spices in layers of filo pastry, topped with honey syrup), kourambiedes (all-butter cookies with toasted almonds, topped with powdered sugar), finikia (sweet honey cookie with various spices, topped with nuts), koulourakia (twisted butter cookies) and loukoumades (hot honey puffs).

For the first time, a selection of craft beers from Karbach, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Goose Island and Firestone Walker will be available.

The Gift Shop will feature unique gold jewelry, custom jewelry, cookbooks, pottery, imported clothing, buttons, T-shirts, hats, aprons, tote bags, religious items, novelties and Greek Festival souvenirs. At the Import Shop, food, books, cassettes, and CD's from Greece will be available.

WHEN

WHERE

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
http://www.greekfestival.org/

TICKET INFO

$5 at the gate; children are admitted for free.
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