Now you may know soulvakia, gyros and moussaka, but what about pastistio, loukaniko, tiropites, or kourambiethes?
Either way, it translates into Greek cuisine—in spades. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Pasadena Greek Fest at the Santa Anita Race Track will offer Greek foods you know and love, and delicacies you definitely need to try. (Pastistio is the Greek version of lasagna; loukaniko is traditional Greek sausage with seasoning; tiropites is fluffy phyllo filled with feta cheese; and kourambiethes are powdered sugar-topped butter cookies.)
There will be music and Greek folk dancing, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, and a “Kids Zone” with bounce houses and carnival booths. The press release also states that they will have the “original” sports bar, circa 776 B.C (we’re assuming that means a re-creation) from the year of the first Olympic games.
St. Anthony’s 54th Annual Greek Fest
Sept. 14, 15 & 16
Friday, 5-19 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 12-10 p.m.
Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia
Admission is $5; kids under 12 are free
Parking: $4 at main entrance
For more info, call 626.600.1672 or visit pasadenagreekfest.org