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Greek Fest Is Back: Time to Gorge on Gyros, Not on Spit Roasted Lamb

Greek Fest is right around the corner, so it's time to lay out your plans for a weekend of loukoumathes, gyros and a few hundred Fix beers.

Before last year's event I talked to Mary Carter, who does PR for the event, and busted her chops about the festival's lack of spit roasted lambs. She said they' couldn't pull it off that year, but they might look into roasting whole lambs in the future. This year Carter's story is exactly the same. I'm losing hope.

See also: The Food of the Greek Festival

It's disappointing because the lamb the festival uses for their gyro is the same processed product you'll get at any Greek restaurant in Dallas. Other cities roll out the fire pits touting large glistening hunks of meat. Dallas is missing out on the most amazing lamb smells ever.

Not that it should stop you from going. When I did a Gyro round up last winter, the sandwich served at Greek Fest was at the top of my list and I promise the recommendation only had a little to do with the cold beer and great weather. If you're not a gyro fan, there's tons of other food, including loukomathes.

Greekfest starts this Friday at 4 p.m. and runs through the weekend. For more information check out their website.

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Scott Reitz
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