by Kat Robinson
The grand-daddy of all Arkansas food events kicks off Friday. The Greek Food Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in West Little Rock runs Friday - Sunday -- the only Arkansas festival I know of with its own drive-through. My suggestion? Get the heck out of your car and enjoy the three days of entertainment, music, shopping -- and of course FOOD. Baklava, karithopita, kourambiethes, kelomacharona, sourota, souvlaki, spanikopita, tzatziki, falafel, tabbouleh... hungry yet? I can't wait to get my hands on some tiropeta, myself.
It's the 25th anniversary for the festival, and it's grown quite a bit. So large, in fact, that the organizers have worked together and set up two trolleys that pick up hungry patrons from different locations. I find it a lot easier to park at Asbury United Methodist and ride in. No worries, there are trolleys every 10 minutes.
I'd suggest you start preparing now -- especially if you're the sort that saves up your calories for this sort of thing. Check out the website for more information.