The Best Food from the St. Louis County Greek Fest

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Spanakopita, spinach pie with chopped spinach and feta cheese layered in phyllo dough. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Spanakopita, spinach pie with chopped spinach and feta cheese layered in phyllo dough. | Jon Gitchoff

Festival-goers celebrated everything Greek last weekend at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (1755 Des Peres Road, Town & County; 314-966-2255): music, dancing and the best part, food. We've got a full slideshow of the event here, but Gut Check has all the food porn for your viewing (and drooling) pleasure. And if you missed it, maybe these photos will convince you to go next year!

See also: Crawfish Festival at Broadway Oyster Bar

Dolmathes, two grape leaves stuffed with ground beef, rice, herbs and topped with a light lemon sauce. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Dolmathes, two grape leaves stuffed with ground beef, rice, herbs and topped with a light lemon sauce. | Jon Gitchoff
Souvlaki, pork loin kebobs with rice. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Souvlaki, pork loin kebobs with rice. | Jon Gitchoff
Pastitiso, a pasta and ground-beef casserole with tomato sauce, seasoned onion and cheese topped with bechamel. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Pastitiso, a pasta and ground-beef casserole with tomato sauce, seasoned onion and cheese topped with bechamel. | Jon Gitchoff
Shrimp saganki with rice. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Shrimp saganki with rice. | Jon Gitchoff

Continue for more Greek goodness.

Baklava. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Baklava. | Jon Gitchoff
Loukoumades, fried dough topped with cinnamon, sugar, nuts and honey. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Loukoumades, fried dough topped with cinnamon, sugar, nuts and honey. | Jon Gitchoff
Kourambiedes, butter cookies topped with powdered sugar. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Kourambiedes, butter cookies topped with powdered sugar. | Jon Gitchoff
Lamb shank. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Lamb shank. | Jon Gitchoff

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at Nancy.Stiles@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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