Summer Food’s Last Stand

A few blocks from where I live is a Greek Orthodox church. For as long as I can remember, this church has had a big Greek Festival on Labor Day Weekend. In fact, many ethnic churches and temples do the same on this weekend. Check your local event listings for something near you.

The highlight of this festival for me, and I suspect for most of the non-church member attendees, is the food. Gyros, Souvlaki, pita bread and feta cheese abound. You’ll also find a few less familiar dishes. And of course, there’s tray and tray of baklava, an irresistible pastry made with honey and nuts and acres of phyllo dough.

Summer festivals are a great time to try new foods. Wonderful discoveries may await you around every corner. But this is probably the last weekend to enjoy one of these festivals. So, take the chance and find one of the last of the summer festivals near you. Bring cash and an appetite.