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Big, fat, delicious festival: Tacoma’s St. Nicholas Greek festival begins Friday

A group of women work together at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church making thousands of dolmades for the annual Greek Festival. Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer.

I go every year hungry, and leave reeking of Greek eats: oregano, garlic, lamb and more garlic. The St. Nicholas Greek Festival is one of my favorite festivals and it really should be on your list, too. If anyone knows how to throw a big Greek feast, it’s the parish members and volunteers at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Tacoma. Church volunteers have put on the food festival for 50 years, introducing countless Tacomans to baklava, gyros, melomakarona, koulorakia, dolmades and plenty of other Greek dishes and pastries that many may find unpronounceable, but utterly delicious. Click “read more” to see the details of this year’s festival, which begins Friday. Read more »