Greek Festival 2012 {Charlotte, NC}

On Friday, we hit up one of my favorite local festivals – Yiasou! The Greek Festival.

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I went to the event with some girlfriends from Zumba class.

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We headed straight for the main eats.

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I got a gyro…

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…and a spanakopita.

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And we got a table under one of the tents in the back and watched the live dancing.

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Then, it was time to find dessert. I normally hit up the pastry table pretty hard core, but this year, I wanted something different…

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Loukoumades – hot balls of dough in a sweet syrup of honey and cinnamon.

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Look how happy these guys are! Loukoumades – the happy dessert! :)

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You can sprinkle additional cinnamon and powdered sugar on your Loukoumades.

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I definitely did. Yum! These things were so good but also so filling. I tried really hard, but I just couldn’t finish the box.

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We sat on some steps near the church, chit-chatted, and people-watched.

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Though I love a gyro, I’m thinking I’ll have to hit up the inside area next year.

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Because pastichio and Greek baked chicken are so flippin good!

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With full bellies, we headed out.

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I made sure to bring some treats home for hubby. I couldn’t remember which of these cookies we really liked, but it’s the one on the left! They’re made with almonds and are tender and just sweet enough. Mmm…

By the way, I did record some video of the Greek Festival and have been working on putting a quick something-something together. Since I probably won’t finish it before the next post or so go up, I’ll probably share it exclusively on Facebook. Be sure to like me over there for more TCL content! ;)

Reader question: What’s your favorite Greek dessert (or other food item)?

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Comments

    • says

      Have you ever had loukoumades before? They sort of remind me of that Indian dessert that is similar – balls of dough in a sweet syrup – galub jamun. Yum!

  1. says

    i ate inside and had the baked fish plate. it was awesome! the inside plates come with dolmades, pastisio, spanakopita and greek salad. yum!!!

    • says

      Oh, I’ve never tried the baked fish! That’s a great idea for next year. I love how the plates come with so many little sides. Now I want more Greek food! lol

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