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Opa! Greek Food Festival Comes to St. Nicholas, June 14-15

The South Side's favorite Greek Food Festival gets underway at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church this weekend, June 14-15.

Georgia Sarlas (left) and Zoe Skopec work to keep up with the demand for the infamous pastry, Loukoumades served at the St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival on Father’s Day weekend.
Georgia Sarlas (left) and Zoe Skopec work to keep up with the demand for the infamous pastry, Loukoumades served at the St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival on Father’s Day weekend.

The loukoumades are being made as we speak as St. Nicholas’ 2014 Greek Food Festival gets underway this weekend, June 14 and June 15.

Sponsored by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, this annual South Side gastronomic extravaganza is a true cultural celebration featuring homemade Greek dishes and pastries, Greek dance troupe performances and dancing, as well as a DJ and live music, kids games and rides, and family fun -- lots of family fun.

The ladies of St. Nicholas have perfected the art of making delectable loukoumades (fried dough balls drizzled with honey and cinnamon), served warm, during the annual festival. One vital element to achieving the perfect texture for the light dough is the weather. The recipe is adjusted for damp, dry or hot weather. Just an example of the pride and care put into the preparation of the homemade delicious favorite Greek foods and pastries served at St. Nicholas’ annual Greek Food Festival.

The fest runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located at 10301 S. Kolmar Ave., Oak Lawn. Admission is $2 (children under 12 are free).

For more information, call 708-636-5460.
AJ McCrea June 13, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Oak Lwns best food festival
Moe Vik June 14, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Yes the food was great but had to pay to get in. No Rides and it was all just about food so if you want good Greek food than go but if you are looking to do more don't waste your time!
Cherie White Cachampis June 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Much like Fall on the Green events, there are several bouncy castles that accommodate even the older kids that normally are too big for the kiddie rides! The food is all home made and perfected by a lot of hard working people :) And don't forget the Greek Dancing and Greek wine!

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