The Greeks invented the Edible Complex

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For two days this week, feast on gyros, shish kebab and baklava until your stomach aches at the Three Hierarchs Church’s Greek Food Festival, an annual tradition at the Midwood church for more than 50 years.

Thousands come out from all over the city for the outdoor festival, from Sept. 18-19, which prides itself in authentic, homemade Greek food.

“It’s a great festival, all home cooking and home-cooked pastries,” said Gus Savaros, president of the church council. “There’s all kinds of great delicacies. The pastries are outrageous.”

Not to be missed are the loukoumades, a flour-based treat fried and dipped in honey and seasoned with cinnamon and nuts.

The food’s so good many festival-goers make sure to buy some extra plates to bring home for seconds later.

To help you dance it all off, a live band will be playing Greek and Greek-American tunes.

“It’s music, dining and drinking,” said Savaros. “There’s something for each palate.”

Greek Food Festival at Three Hierarchs Church [1724 Avenue P between E. 17th and 18th streets in Midwood, (718) 339-0280], Sept. 18 from 6 pm-midnight and Sept. 19 from noon-6 pm.

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bayridgeite from bay ridge says:
oh I thought this article was going to be about the Greek Festival that's held in Bay Ridge by Holy Cross Church on ridge blvd (and I believe there's is even longer -- 3 days instead of just 2). Wonder why even Midwood gets more coverage than Bay Ridge.
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Sept. 17, 2010, 4:33 pm
Greek Restaurant Owner says:
The best way to get a feel for Greek food is by understanding the food that makes up most of its dishes. Olives are huge in Greece. There are so many varieties of olives, that the Greek like to say that saying you don’t like olives is like saying you don’t like candy: if you don’t like one kind, there are plenty more to try from. From black olives to green, Kalamata to Peloponessos, there is something for everyone. Of course, when you think of olives, you have to think of olive oil, and this is an important part of Greek cooking as well. In fact, olive oil is used to cook almost all foods, and is used as salad dressing or garnish on other dishes as well.
You can only find these delicious foods in a Greek restaurant.
Dec. 6, 2010, 9:19 am

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