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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Greek Festival by the Sea on Labor Day Weekend

Add this to your list of things to do on Labor Day Weekend: The Long Beach Greek Festival and Cultural Event is a community celebration of Greek culture. Church grounds transform into a Grecian Village where everything is prepared well ahead of time for guests to enjoy a Taste of Greece.


Where: Greek Orthodox Church5761 E Colorado St Long Beach, CA 90814-1900
When: August 31-September 2, 2013 Labor Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday
Cost: $3 Donation, Kids Free
Time: 12PM
More Info: Visit Greek Festival's Website



The food offerings:
  • Greek Rotisserie chicken/s with lemon juice, olive oil, and Greek oregano.
  • Gyros (thinly sliced lamb in a pita with a spicy Tzatziki yogurt sauce served with Greek seasoned fries.
  • Greek Salad
  • Roasted leg of lamb, as only the Greeks can make.
To fulfill your appetite, they are serving mezedes (appetizers) like those found at sidewalk cafĂ©’s on the islands of Greece: 
  • Pastitsio (seasoned ground beef and macaroni topped with a tasty Bechamel sauce.
  • Spanakopita (filo pastry with spinach and Greek Feta cheese filing)
  • Tyropita (Greek Feta Cheese wrapped in Filo dough), 
  • Dolmades (marinated grape leaves stuffed with rice and seasoned ground beef).
  • Greek seasoned chicken, lamb, chicken and vegetarian shish kabobs (Souvlakia).
For your sweet tooth, the ladies of the church bake a wide variety of delicate pastries and deserts including:
  • the world known famous Baklava.
  • Koulourakia (traditional Greek cookies).
  • Kourabeithes (melt in your mouth butter cookies dusted in powdered sugar).
  • Galatobouriko (Greek custard wrapped in filo pastry, sweetened with light honey syrup).
  • Diples (delicately rolled pastry dough, crisped & drenched in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts). 
  • Loukoumathes. Long Beach is known for their Loukoumathes. The Hennig family have been making them for many, many years. Delicious! If you have never tried them go by the booth and try a sample. You will definitely go back for more. They are mouthwatering, feather light little puffs of pastry like donut holes smothered in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts. All of the above are excellent and go very well with a hot cup of fresh brewed Greek coffee (Kafe) or Greek iced coffee (Frappe).
To quench your thirst enjoy Greek specialty wine/s including:

Retsina or perhaps some authentic Greek beer at the “Taverna” Bar Courtyard. Ouzo will be available for those of you who can handle it! Greek and American coffees and Frappe will be served at the “Kafeneion” or Coffeehouse.

FREE PARKING AT CAL STATE LONG BEACH

– @ Atherton & Palo Verde Ave
- Campus Parking Structure
- FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM CHURCH GROUNDS
- ALL THREE DAYS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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  1. wow this sounds sooo amazing, I've never been to anything like it, and would love to!

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