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Greek Festival - Arlington - Still Good in New Location


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Greek Festival - Arlington - Still Good in New Location

rlh | Jun 4, 2006 03:13 PM

Enjoyed lunch at the Greek Festival today -- it's a more spacious venue, same friendly people, and generally good food -- especially the baklava, stuffed grape leaves and spinach pie. it's not cheap at all, but it's a fun time for a good cause, after all.

The salad served on the side has good feta, bad tomatoes (no worse than any others at this time of year), and standard iceberg lettuce with a tasty dressing and no olives (unless you buy an entire Greek salad).

We tried the spit-roasted meat for the first time and were disappointed, particularly given it's the priciest option on the menu. It looked and smelled inviting, however, the lamb portion we were given had virtually NO meat on a large hunk of bone with lots of tough, stringy tissues held together by even tougher fat.

Upon returning it (which they were really nice about), they told us there was no more lamb, so we tried the pig instead. It was OK, but not particularly tender or flavorful (required a lot of salt and pepper to be added) and the portion was really small.

Next year we'll be back, but sticking to the gyros and souvlaki sandwiches instead of the spit options.

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