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St. George's Greek Festival this week

joypirate Sep 26, 2006 01:26 PM

I saw an ad and then called; it's running from 11am-10pm-ish on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The woman who answered the phone didn't speak great English so I might've lost some salient details.

256 South 8th Street (around Pennsylvania Hospital)
215-627-4389

  1. Tonyjlive Sep 26, 2006 01:51 PM

    Thanks for the heads up. I went last time, I think they have more than one a year because it didn't feel like a year ago. I'm not a Greek food specialist but found the people to be very helpful so if you are overwhelmed or just want to know a bit more simply ask.

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      AnnieG Sep 27, 2006 03:20 PM

      Yay!! Thanks for letting us know. I love Greek food and will be in that area (sort of, well close enough to walk there) on Saturday morning. I can easily swing down to St. George's and get amazing Greek lunch. Now I am really looking forward to Saturday!

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        netster Sep 27, 2006 04:31 PM

        Wow! They just had a festival in June. It was so much fun! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for letting us know. We moved away from that neighborhood this summer, so I haven't seen any signs.

        1. bluehensfan Sep 28, 2006 10:40 AM

          This festival sounds like fun...I think I will have to stop by! Do they just have a lot of typical Greek food or is there anything in particular to be looking out for?

          1. bluehensfan Sep 28, 2006 04:52 PM

            Here's a link to it:

            http://stgeorgecathedralfestival.com/fallfest.htm

            And here's the menu!

            http://stgeorgecathedralfestival.com/...

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              potroastcat Sep 29, 2006 03:17 PM

              I went last night for dinner with my boyfriend - scrumptious. I can't seem to find good Greek food in the city (my favorite spot is in OC, NJ), so it was nice to be able to walk a couple of blocks for the real, authentic stuff. On the menus, they mention that they will be holding lunches every Friday, so that is also exciting.

              I had the moussaka with a side of Greek mixed veggies. Both were fantastic and perfectly spiced. Boyfriend had souvlaki sandwich and spanakopita - both were good (though the spinach pie wasn't the best we'd had). I *had* to grab a piece of baklava on my way out and was not disappointed! It was probably the best I've had in a while - dripping with syrup (or maybe honey?) Either way, yummm....

              Wonder if I could get these ladies to cater my wedding, some day, hmm.

              1. Tonyjlive Sep 30, 2006 01:51 PM

                Made it to the festival yesterday and went with the basics. Gyro which was very good as it was the last time I had it in June. Spanikopita was good and the grape leaves I could have done without. I proceeded to try all 3 desserts since they were only $1.50 each and enjoyed all 3 with my favorite being the Baklava. All were dripping in some kind of syrupy love, I think honey.The cheese thing was good also, can't think of the name right now. I am excited to start hitting thier Friday lunch up, might end up doing that like a paycheck...every other week.

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                  AnnieG Sep 30, 2006 08:31 PM

                  Well, we made it for lunch to the festival today. Yum! I had Mousaka and my friend had the salmon, both delicious. The grape leaves were a little oily, but tasty. I brought home a box of goodies, because I was stuffed! SAving my baklava for later.

                  1. bluehensfan Oct 2, 2006 04:35 PM

                    We made it there. Great soulvaki and baklava. The mousakka (sp?) was very good but the chicken a bit overdone.

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