On Friday, we hit up one of my favorite local festivals – Yiasou! The Greek Festival.
I went to the event with some girlfriends from Zumba class.
We headed straight for the main eats.
I got a gyro…
…and a spanakopita.
And we got a table under one of the tents in the back and watched the live dancing.
Then, it was time to find dessert. I normally hit up the pastry table pretty hard core, but this year, I wanted something different…
Loukoumades – hot balls of dough in a sweet syrup of honey and cinnamon.
Look how happy these guys are! Loukoumades – the happy dessert!
You can sprinkle additional cinnamon and powdered sugar on your Loukoumades.
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.
We sat on some steps near the church, chit-chatted, and people-watched.
Though I love a gyro, I’m thinking I’ll have to hit up the inside area next year.
Because pastichio and Greek baked chicken are so flippin good!
With full bellies, we headed out.
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)?