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Food Festival Updates! Greek Fest and Fall Fest 2004

Richie Richmond | Sep 18, 200404:01 PM

First off, we went to the Greek fest last night @ 14th and Valencia. We got there at 9 and most of the non-Greeks appeared to have left the area. The crowd was still lively (ouzo?) and were all sitting around still munching on the yummy food.

We had spanikopita, gyro (regular, not super), tomato, cuke and feta salad for dinner, and split baklava and a cookie that my family would call a Russian tea cookie (powdered sugar top, with crumbly lightly almond flavored cookie part.)

Everything was delish, but stuff with phylo seemed to be the best/most appreciated by us. The feta was nice, and not too strong, and balanced well with the other veggies. The spanikopita had the right amount of filling/phylo ratio and was simply devine, even if reheated. The baklava was the standout however, being the right balance of honey and pistacio, where so many others go too crazy on the honey and that is all you can taste. It was a great way to spend the early part of our friday night.

The stuffed peppers look yummy, but didn't have enough tummy space.

On to FALL FEST 2004 -- Got this from an email, for those who are interested. (Hope I am not breaking any rules by posting this.)

Come and party with us at the best and most unique outdoor food and wine
festival in the Bay Area! Saturday, October 9, 11am-4pm at San Francisco's
Justin Herman Plaza, Waterfront District.
Here's just some of what you'll enjoy:

Food and wine pairings from more than 30 of the Bay Area's most popular
restaurants and wineries

Your choice of the finest beer in the nation

Vodka sorbets

Celebrity chef demonstrations

Live Jazz in a gourmet marketplace

Mingling with famous Bay Area food and wine experts

Giving to a great cause

Raffle prizes that include an epicurean dining experience in New York City
at Thomas Keller's new restaurant Per Se

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