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How to _____ at Greek Fest

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This weekend is the annual Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral has everything a girl can dream of: food, music, wine, shopping, food, activities, wine, coffee, food, wine—you get it. You’ve got tonight, all day tomorrow and Sunday to hit it up, and as a native Houstonian, I do this thing a lot. Let me impart my expert knowledge to you, mere mortal.

How to _____ at Greek Fest… let me fill in that blank:

PARK:

Street parking is a nightmare, but doable. UNLESS YOU PARK IN A TOW-AWAY ZONE. Angry face. It’s also Montrose, so those pesky zones are not readily visible. There are some cash lots, but I highly recommend you Uber or use one of the free shuttles (but lines get LONG, so budget time for that).

PLAN:

Tickets are just 5 bucks, nbd. Prepaying is over, SORRY. Cash is faster, but they have credit card scanners also ATMs. Food runs you a few dollars for a la carte items, and $12 for the dinner plate. Pro tip: don’t waste your money on water. I *think* you’re allowed to bring in water. And if not, they don’t check bags, so stow one away if need be.

EAT:

Your typical Greek food is all here. Here are my favorites: Baklava (aka layers of sticky-sweet shit on a crumbly cookie), spanakopita (greasy croissant + spinach), tiropita (heaven/cheese in a greasy croissant). Literally the trio of perfection. The two savory pastries are also a part of the dinner plate, if you want more variety.

DRINK:

Wine starts at $20 a bottle #YAASSS. If you get beer, get the Greek beer at least?

SHOP:

The market is in the auditorium, and the hours are unknown. May the force be with you.

JAM:

Music performances are evening only, btw. But they have solid music all times.

Here’s everything else your lil Greek heart will need. 

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