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St. George's Greek Festival in Philly

bluehensfan May 27, 2009 04:45 AM

It starts tomorrow....
Gotta get the lamb on the spit (see pictured...)

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    mazza3 RE: bluehensfan May 27, 2009 08:18 AM

    wah! i'm missing it this year and am so upset. the italian market fest and the greek fest are my favorite exacta....stupid work trip.

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      kmsue RE: bluehensfan May 27, 2009 03:53 PM

      oh, wow- Thanks so much for posting this! I have a craving for some good greek food, so this is perfect timing! I can't wait!!!

      1. xtownj RE: bluehensfan May 27, 2009 03:59 PM

        St. Sophia's near Valley Forge is also having theirs this week.

        Its just off 422 on Trooper Rd.

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          chowinpa RE: xtownj May 30, 2009 07:54 AM

          I'm headed that way now! So excited! It was so good last year I went twice that weekend!

        2. Seeker19104 RE: bluehensfan May 31, 2009 06:25 PM

          Made it at 4:00P today. The moussaka was outstanding ( lovely bechamel on top of well-seasoned meat and eggplant) if not entirely authentic as they use ground beef rather than ground lamb. Mixed-vegetable side dish also very tasty.

          Will definitely put this place on my Friday lunch list. Those church people can cook!

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            travers RE: Seeker19104 May 14, 2010 12:21 PM

            Anyone know if they're doing this again? Can't find any info online.

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              bluehensfan RE: travers May 18, 2010 05:35 AM

              They have not updated their web site this year. I have not heard anything yet so I may have to call the church if I do not hear anything about it in the news. I can't miss the lamb on the spit!

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                chowinpa RE: bluehensfan May 20, 2010 01:22 PM

                The festival at St. George will be Thursday, June 3rd thru Sunday, June 6th -- 11 am to midnight. Lots of Greek music (various groups) playing on Friday and Saturday nights.

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                  bluehensfan RE: chowinpa May 21, 2010 04:00 AM

                  That's great to hear. Thanks for posting that. I figured they just never updated their site. I still have to put in another plufg for their lamb...it's the best!

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                    bluehensfan RE: bluehensfan Jun 4, 2010 12:41 PM

                    Anyone know if this has started? I have not heard a peep of it in the news...

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                      FriedClamFanatic RE: bluehensfan Jun 4, 2010 02:14 PM

                      I heardsomething about agreekfestival today on Wstw, so there's one going somewhere

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                        bluehensfan RE: FriedClamFanatic Jun 4, 2010 02:56 PM

                        That's the one in Wilmington. Not bad...but alas no lamb. Thanks for the post!
                        I did call up to St. George's in Philly and they said the festival is on for this weekend so it looks good!

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                          naneharvey RE: bluehensfan Jun 6, 2010 02:27 PM

                          We went last night and it was great fun! The food was very good -- felt like I was back at the Symposium restaurant on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Lamb shank with green beans in tomato sauce and orzo washed down with Greek wine. There was also a selection of kebabs, salads, etc. We had Greek coffee and kataifi (shredded wheat pastry) for dessert. There was live entertainment -- Greek music and dance. Whole multigenerational families were there so it had a European feel -- not the typical age-segregated evenings we Americans "enjoy."

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            naneharvey RE: bluehensfan Jan 22, 2011 06:20 PM

            For those that missed the festival, you can still eat Greek food at St. George's on Fridays. They serve lunch every Friday from 11:00 - 2:00 (I think it goes til 2, but you can call the church to check) and it's mostly the same food as the festival. Went with coworkers last Friday and everyone was very happy -- foodwise AND pricewise. It's very low-key and mostly run by church ladies, but it was novel and the food was good. Offerings: lamb shank, salmon, chicken, moussaka, spanakopita, orzo, Greek salad, and various vegetables, with coffee and desserts. All for $10.00 or less!

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