AUTHOR’S NOTE: In 2014, this spring festival has turned into a drive-thru with no indoor activities or services. Therefore, although they are now calling it a Gyro Fest, it doesn’t match festival criteria and has been moved to the In Memorium listings.
So here’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Springtime…
…with cars already parked on the grass.
We slowly inched down the hallway as Greek music found our ears and the wondrous scents of Greek cuisine found our noses.
Hunger was upon us.
Eventually, we made our way to the eating room…
Well, yes and no.
Like the Greek festival in September, the Spring version was enjoyable for many of the same reasons I love their Greek festivals over others in the area.
Here are some of those reasons…
The church is smaller than other area churches and the community is small, when compared to the Greek festivals of the Cleveland suburbs. Although I also enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend Greek festival at Cleveland’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (a great festival too), St. Nicholas always feel a tad warmer to me. I won’t even comment on the (lack of) personalities at some of the other festivals I’ve attended.
Also, their gyros and moussaka are incredible.
The Spring Version had probably 1/5 of what they typically carry and it was still bigger than a few festivals.
Okay, so there’s no pic of this one, but I think it’s a great idea for that quick dinner pick-up.
And it’ll be better if they start frying up some smelt in that drive-thru line as well!