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Is the Greek Festival in Euless this weekend worth visiting?

I've tried finding "reviews" online from previous years, and was just wondering if anyone here has been to it and enjoyed the food.

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  1. I guess I'll just reply to my own post since I didn't get any other feedback. :) I finally checked it out today and I'm glad I did. I got there around noon and missed the crowd that I saw while leaving. My eyes were way bigger than my stomach and I really regret I didn't try some of the chicken. Actually, I should have just gotten the chicken and used it for dinner tonight.

    As it is, I'm enjoying my "leftover" grilled octopus that I've now reinvented as a grilled octopus salad.

    Everyone was really friendly and having a good time. I would have never known about the octopus until a gentleman sat down across from me and I inquired 'where did you get that?' I think he probably thought at first I was going to say something like 'ew....what is that?'. Met some really nice people who are just about as crazy about food as I am.

    I've decided I really need to get out more :)

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    1. re: Barbara76137

      Barbara, I am glad you had a good time. I was going to respond on Sat. and then realized that it was a little late.

      What I was going to say is that I have never been to the one in Euless but the one at Holy Trinity in Dallas is sure worth taking in. I did not get a chance to go this year and unfortunately and it also rained that weekend. I am happy there was good weather for the Euless crowd though.

      Rob

      1. re: Barbara76137

        Glad you enjoyed it. I've been a couple of years and enjoyed 1) that there's no admission and 2) the entertainment. Have found the pastas to not fair well, but admittedly have not been through the grill area. In a few weeks, the Romanian Orthodox church (Glade Rd, just north of 121) should be having their festival. The one time I went, I enjoyed the food much more than the Euless Greek Festival. They (Romanian church) have great honey on sale year round.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5693...

        1. re: CocoaNut

          Thanks for the tip, CocoaNut. I'll have to check out that festival as well. I don't think I've ever had Romanian food before. Got any suggestions?

          1. re: Barbara76137

            Barbara, based on my going once, 2 or 3 years ago, I'm unable to give a rec. However, here's a link to a synopsis on their food and festivities. It also contains a link to the menu.

            http://romanianfestival-dallas.com/ge...

            -- I just looked at the menu and IIFC, the cabbage rolls were EXCELLENT!.... if you like cabbage rolls. ;)

            1. re: CocoaNut

              thanks for the link. I'm half Czech (Bohemian) and so I'm curious since so much of Romanian food is based on pork if there are similar dishes there with which I'm already familiar.

              I don't think I've ever had a cabbage roll, probably because growing up in suburban Chicago perogies were Polish, and my czech father didn't like anything Polish. He never liked Polish and Bohemian to be confused.

              1. re: Barbara76137

                If Romanian tickles your fancy you can swing by Constantin's Bread in Addison and check that place out. It's not fancy but very homey, has great white bread, and the owner is Romanian. My Romanian co-worker was very tickled that such a place existed and that he could speak his native language in Dallas. Haven't been back in years but the food was hearty (I'm thinking more Russian) and they ran a small lunch buffet when I worked in the area.

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                Constantin's Bread
                15404 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

                1. re: Barbara76137

                  If you go, I hope you enjoy it and find familiar food.

                  How are perogies (potato dumplings) similar to cabbage rolls? Did I misunderstand?

                  1. re: CocoaNut

                    No, I got my names of foods wrong :) I always thought perogie was polish for cabbage roll.

            2. re: CocoaNut

              So glad you mentioned the Romanian Orthodox Church festival! We started going to the Holy Trinity festival when my daughter was reading a book that somehow involved a similar church for her high school English Lit and the teacher offered an extra grade for attending. Where were the teachers offering grades for going to fun stuff like that when I was a kid, I want to know? But anyway, so excited to hear about the one coming up in November as we were forced to miss Holy Trinity for the first time after five years enjoyment. I just used up my thyme honey we always pick up there so it will be the perfect chance to get some honey.

              Thanks, CocoaNut!