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Greek Festival, Central Square


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Greek Festival, Central Square

Foodie2 | Jun 16, 2006 10:29 PM

Just got back from the Greek Festival (now through Sunday) in Central Square (14 Magazine Street). It was tasty! Had the lamb and lokonikos (greek sausage) dinners, side of spanakopita and chicken souvlaki gyro, followed by the donuts drenched in honey, the shredded filo baklava thing, and the custard-filled phyllo desserts. The lamb was good -- tender, nicely done, very hearty portion. Stay away from the gravy they put on top -- a detriment. The rice pilaf is standard, the tomato sauce on top is a nice touch-- very homey and comforting. The loukonikos (greek sausage) was EXCELLENT -- I love this sausage, crisp when you bite into it, with lots of snap, and the orange zest flavoring. Excellent. The spanikopita was the best I've ever had at a festival, and I HIGHLY recommend ordering several! The chicken souvlaki gyro was well-prepared, but not as exciting for us. Highlights: spanakopita, loukonikos, and lamb. The greek salad that came with the dinners was pretty good -- plenty of feta, one olive per bowl, and lots of good yogurt dressing. The dinners are about $12 and the side of 'pita was $5, the gyro $7. The doughnuts were not as good as I've had, but still fried balls of delicious drenched in honey, nuts, and cinnamon. The other baked goods were soggy and not crisp, we think due to the humidity. But we didn't get baklava, and really, that looked the tastiest. The desserts were about $3 a piece. It's fun, it's festive, there's lots of fun dancing, and the food is tasty. There's a much wider array of dishes here than at other festivals I've been to -- moussaka, pastitio, lokonikos, etc.

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