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Olympia Greek Food Festival-East Pittsburgh PA

grapevine | Aug 18, 2006 12:33 PM

I go to this food festival every year, and this year it runs from August 17-20. I really think that of all of the Greek food festivals in this area this one has the best food, however they do start to run out of everything by Sunday.
In the outdoor tents they serve gyro's, lamb souvlaki sandwiches, chicken sandwichs, and fries. The inside food includes dinners, lamb on a skewer, greek chicken, fish and (yes!) lamb shanks. I had the lamb shanks last night with rice and green beans, salad and roll and butter. Really delicious. Plus all of the usual food you would see at this type of festival, grape leaves, spanakopita, moussaka, etc.
I looked up at the dessert selections and saw one I had not noticed in the past, apricot baklava. It was the best pastry I have had in a long time, the cost of one piece is $2.25. A woman and her family were sitting at our table and she told me that if I ever made those apricot baklava's I would kill myself. What? Why is that I asked her? She said that that one receipe will destroy your entire kitchen in just minutes. I guess I better ask about it over on the Home Cooking board.

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