Capital Location Greek Festival’s generate-via returns with expanded menu

The Capital Area Greek Festival’s push-thru in September was these a success, church users are bringing it again.

The future a single will be held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16-17 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Wormleysburg with an expanded menu of Greek specialties. Masks and social distancing will be necessary.

“They noticed it wasn’t as stressful. You never know how points are going to go. People were acquiring enjoyable and it worked. The kitchen area and outside the house gross sales were being coordinated fairly very well,” explained Dimitri Zozos, a person of the organizers.

Historically, the church’s festivals are held in May well about a few days and attract thousands of site visitors. Church users invest months preparing classic Greek food stuff, ranging from leg of lamb dinners to Greek fries, flaming cheese and pastries.

Organizers introduced previously this year the party was indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Zozos said they designed the plan for a push-via soon after significantly dialogue.

The pageant raises money for the church and also promotes Greek culture.

“The cause the competition grew to become so well-known is the good quality of the foodstuff and pastries,” Zozos claimed.

At the initially drive-through, the menu was confined to gyros, assorted pastries and baklava. This time they are promoting gyros and baklava along with Greek salads, Greek meatballs, spanakopita (significant cheese pies) and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves).

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They will make about 8,000 parts of baklava for October’s event, Zozos reported, incorporating the phyllo applied to make the pastry is obtained clean from a manufacturing unit in New Jersey.

Church members are looking at marketing assorted pastry packing containers in November and December, an endeavor that involves 30 to 40 church volunteers, he stated.

Rates at the October push-through include things like $5 for six meatballs, grape leaves and spanakopita to $7 for a massive Greek salad and $15 for six-piece baklava.

Credit score cards and cash will be approved. Foods will not be unrestricted and will be readily available right up until it is sold out.