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Archives: Oct. 2010


Chocolate and schnitzel (but not together): Proctor Chocolate Festival and Puyallup Oktoberfest this week

The sixth annual Oktoberfest Northwest will be Oct. 8-10 2010 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. This photo was taken in the beer garden in 2005. Staff photo/The News Tribune

Chocolate and schnitzel may make for an odd pairing, but it’s not so weird when you pair them up as festivals. The Proctor Chocolate Festival starts Wednesday and Oktoberfest Northwest starts Friday in Puyallup. Click “more” for details. Read more »


Nap time: We stuffed ourselves silly at the Tacoma Greek Festival. What did you eat?

Loukoumathes are deep-fried puffs of dough, dusted with cinnamon and served with honey syrup.

Why have I never tried the loukoumades?

A dining partner brought back a tray to our table earlier today at the 48th annual St. Nicholas Greek festival, and I eyed them curiously (which is code for “I wanted to pounce on them”). Golden puffs of dough, dusted with cinnamon, sitting in a pool of honey syrup. One bite of the crusty puffs earned loukoumades (also spelled loukoumathes) a spot on my must-eat list for every Greek festival from this point forward. Loukoumades. Make a note of them. You won’t regret it. They’re $3 at the booth over by the souvlaki.

What else did we eat at the 48th annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival? Click “more” to see. Read more »


Firkin Friday: the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival starts today. You know what pairs well with beer? Greek.

Entertainment reporter Ernest A. Jasmin gave the lowdown today on the second annual Tacoma Craft Beer festival, which starts at 5 p.m. today and continues tomorrow at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Click here to read the whole story. Here’s your appetizer: the 48th annual Greek Festival at the St. Nicholas Church. Read details of the Greek festival here.