WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – It’s not too late to enjoy this year’s St. Louis County Greek Fest.
Greg Kanteres is the president of the host parish, the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church at 1755 Des Peres Road, “If anybody likes to eat, listen some great music, do some dancing, and have a couple of cold beers, this is the place to come.”
The Greek Festival dates back to the early 1990′s. It began as a way for the congregation to pay off the mortgage on the church.
What are some of the food favorites? Dessie Bellos is partial to the pastries, “My favorite is the custard-filled strudel dough with honey syrup poured over it when it’s hot out of the oven.” Maria Humphrey says the moussaka is popular, “A lot of people are fascinated by it. Moussaka is like lasagna, but has potatoes and eggplant in it. It’s really, really good.”
The festival wraps up at 9:00 Sunday night and goes from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Memorial Day (Monday).