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Tag: Tacoma Greek festival 2011


Go Greek: Dining around the tent at the Tacoma Greek Festival

Pork souvlaki is marinated, coated in oregano and grilled.

It’s a tough gig I have here – getting paid to go eat Greek food at the St. Nicholas Church’s Greek food festival. It’s one of the best eat-around festivals in the region. Much of the food is made by an army of church volunteers. My favorites? Always the dolmades, stuffed grape leaves, and the tiropites, feta cheese turnovers, and anything found in the pastry display case. Today I found a few new favorites – ouzo cake and galaktoboureko. Click “read more” to see what I ate. Also, please comment and tell other readers what you feasted on at the festival. What’d you think? Read more »


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 »