|The baklava sundae, one of the popular treats at the Atlanta Greek Festival|
It was a fun afternoon full of great music, great live entertainment and (of course) great food. I enjoyed hanging out with fellow festival goers at the "sports taverna" set-up, where we were able to catch up with the Falcons and Braves games simultaneously. But let's get back to the grub-I mean, that was the main attraction as far as I'm concerned. A friendly lady at the concession ticket booth urged me to try the Greek potatoes and the lamb sandwich. Since I'd had lamb earlier in the week (more on that in an upcoming post), I decided to pass on the sandwich but I did heed her advice and tried the potatoes: deep fried wedges tossed in lemon juice, herbs and spices and served with tzatziki sauce. I'm glad I listened to her because these were very good! However, by the time I polished them off I was too full to partake in any more festival treats. I wound up taking home the rest of my Greek goodies: souvlaki (juicy grilled marinated pork) and a mezze sampler which included loukaniko (sausage), tiropita (cheese pie), spanakopita (spinach & cheese pie), kalamata olives and feta cheese. I couldn't leave a Greek fest without taking home some sweets, so I picked up baklava and melomacarona (a delicious crumbly spiced cookie soaked in honey syrup).