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Greek Festival in Palatine June 20, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

Gyros and more await celebrants this weekend at Greek Festival hosted by St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church at Palatine and Roselle roads in Palatine.

Amid the Greek dancing and music you’ll find beef and chicken souvlakia (kebabs) loukaniko (sausage), pastitsio (a lasagna-like dish), tiropita and spanakopita (cheese and spinach-stuffed phyllo), saganaki (flaming cheese), and all sorts of pastries, like baklava and loukoumades (deep fried and drizzled with honey). I’m getting dizzy just thinking about it all.

The festival, open 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, will also serve Greek beer and wine at the taverna. Admission is $2; free parking and shuttle from Harper College (Roselle and Algonquin roads) and Marion Jordan School (Palatine Road and Harrison Avenue).

Those just wanting the taste of Greece without the crowds can opt for drive-though service at the Roselle Road entrance. Organizers say it takes about 5 minutes to place and collect an order.

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