|By PR Newswire||
|August 21, 2013 09:26 PM EDT||
Experience authentic Greek dishes and signature items crafted by local LA Greek celeb chef and restaurateur Papa Cristo, Greek dancing, wine, craft beer, gift booths and more. September 6, 7 & 8, 2013.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fifteenth Annual LA Greek Fest will take over the heart of the Byzantine-Latino Quarter on the grounds of Saint Sophia Cathedral located at 1324 South Normandie Ave. in Los Angeles, California. From Friday September 6 – Sunday, September 8, 2013, Angelenos can feast on signature dishes like Marinated Rack of Lamb, traditional Gyro Sandwiches right off the rotisserie, Greek Street Fries, Pork and Chicken Skewers right off the grill, Moussaka, Fried Calamari, Grilled Octopus, Sizzling Shrimp Feta, cinnamon and honey puff donut "Loukoumades", Baklava, Greek coffee, a Greek Yogurt Bar, and more.
Plus, this year, the LA Greek Fest has teamed with local Los Angeles brewer Angel City Brewery to pair their award-winning and signature craft beer with the Greek homemade dishes to make for an epic culinary weekend.
With the historic and world-famous Saint Sophia Cathedral as the backdrop, guests will enter the historic grounds off Pico and Normandie where they will be able to feast on small plates of traditional and homemade Greek dishes, enjoy Greek wines and signature spirits, craft beer presented by Angel City Brewery, tours of the historic Saint Sophia Cathedral, Greek folk dancing, live music by Greek band Omega and local Latin artist Charinga Latina blending the Greek and Latin fusion like nowhere else in LA.
The LA Greek Fest is a non-profit organization and proceeds benefit Saint Sophia Cathedral. Admission for the epic culinary weekend is only $5 each day and a la carte items start at only $3. Admission tickets are available on-line and at the door. Information on the menu, weekend line-up and purchasing tickets is available at www.lagreekfest.com.
ABOUT LA GREEK FEST:
The LA Greek Fest is a three-day event created by Saint Sophia Cathedral that features over 20 booths that include one-of-a-kind Greek dishes and drinks, unique gift booths, tours of Saint Sophia Cathedral, live music and Greek dance performances in an outdoor setting on the grounds of Saint Sophia Cathedral. The LA Greek Fest helps to support the Cathedral and its new Community Center – The Huffington Center. The Huffington Center is a 53,000 square facility that boasts a 400 person banquet hall, The Maniatakos Fellowship Hall and the Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and performing arts theatre. The LA Greek Fest not only brings together over 13,000 attendees over the three-day weekend, but it also brings it's share of Greek American celebrities year after year, including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson who have been honorary co-chairs and MC's for the last several years, My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos and her husband Ian Gomez, several Greek singers and platinum artists over the years including Anna Vissi, Sakis Rouvas and most recently Thanos Petrelis in 2012.
ABOUT PAPA CRISTO'S:
C & K Importing Company is celebrating their 65th anniversary in 2013 and has been serving the Greek community on the same corner at 2771 West Pico Boulevard since the very beginning. Sam Chrys opened the market in 1948 with intentions to bring the foods and wines of Greece to Los Angeles. He did so by importing all products from Greece while still maintaining a low price to his valued customers and friends. C & K Importing Company grew into a market where all ethnicities come to visit and always enjoy the purity of the product assortment.
C & K Importing Company and Papa Cristo's Taverna are known as Athens in L.A. Their reputation has grown past California and to as far as Greece itself. Chrys Chrys takes pride in providing his customers and friends with the best tasting foods, best service, and best price – just like his father. With such a high demand for Papa Cristo's cooking outside of the restaurant, Papa Cristo's Catering was born in 1990 catering to the Greater Los Angeles Area and as far south as Orange County serving up family-style menus full of our Greek and traditional favorites.
Chrys Chrys' youngest daughter, Annie Chrys joined the business in 2010 as the third generation. Today, Chrys and Annie work alongside each other to grow the business as well as Chrys' mother, (also) Annie, and Chrys' first cousin Mark.
ABOUT ANGEL CITY BREWERY:
Angel City Brewery™ is excited to be part of the renaissance of Downtown LA by bringing old-world, small-batch, craft brewing to the new world of the expanding Arts District. Angel City is committed to the continued growth and revitalization of its neighborhoods by being an interactive and supportive partner to the arts and business communities, as well as the burgeoning craft beer movement in Los Angeles. Angel City Brewery is located at 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Angel City Brewery is online at www.AngelCityBrewery.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/AngelCityBrewery and on Twitter www.twitter.com/AngelCityBeer. The phone number is (213) 622-1261.
Contact: John Boudouvas, 1-714-350-8127
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