Family-friendly Santa Cruz Greek Food Faire this weekend

Attendees enjoying a past Santa Cruz Greek Food Faire

Attendees enjoying a past Santa Cruz Greek Food Faire

This weekend is the ninth annual Eat Like A Greek Food Faire in downtown Santa Cruz. This event is the smaller version of the very popular Greek food and music festival that has occurred every September for nearly 35 years.

There is free admission to the downtown celebration, which will feature live Greek music plus lots of good food and drinks. Selections available for purchase will include moussaka (both meat and vegetarian version), roasted lamb shanks with orzo, gyros, souvlaki (grilled meat on skewers served with tzatziki), fried calamari, roasted chicken, and spanakopita. Desserts include baklava and loukoumathes (light, fluffy, deep fried honey balls with hot honey syrup poured on top and finished with crushed walnuts and cinnamon). Drinks will include American and Greek beer, wine, traditional Greek spirits, and Greek coffee.
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Location: Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 223 Church Street (at Center)

2015 Festival Schedule:

  • Friday May 15, 5-10 p.m.
  • Saturday May 16, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday May 17, Noon – 8 p.m.

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