By the Pen of Aeschylus! A Taste of Greece Returns to San Francisco
Getting to Greece takes a long time. It’s a hard and fast fact, and one that is apt to frustrate given the number of marvelous things that Greece has to offer to prospective visitors. For those of us unable to take two weeks off of work and spend $2,000 on plane tickets, there has been nothing for us except to drown our miseries in kalamata olives and grape leaves. That is, until now. Greece will come to San Francisco in festival form towards the end of September, enlivening everyone’s first few days of fall, and providing visitors with unforgettable food, drinks, and entertainment.
From September 21st until September 23rd, A Taste of Greece — the one and only Greek food festival throughout the Bay area — will return to the Mission district. Visitors to the event are promised plenty of wonderful Greek specialty dishes, like:
- …So much more!
In addition to the mouth-watering smells and tastes from the numerous food stands and carts, there will be plenty of traditional beverage options to cleanse the palate and offer your taste buds even more treats. From classic Greek wines to elegant liquors decanted into dark bottles there will be almost too much to handle for those of us who love Greek flavors.
A Taste of Greece is proud to consider itself one of the oldest and most reputable Greek festivals in the country, and the crowds that flock to this event agree! Every year, a stretch of the Mission District that lies between 14th Street and Duboce Street becomes home to this marvelous celebration of a culture that many of us erroneously believe corresponds to what we read in the Iliad. Rest assured, Greek culture is very much alive, and the energy that pours from the Annunciation Cathedral located at 245 Valencia Street will having you revisiting all of your previously held assumptions about the kingdom on the Mediterranean.
Admission to A Taste of Greece is absolutely free. That means you can save your precious coins for some of the many food booths, arts and craft vendors, and other wonders located within the festival itself!
The dates and times for A Taste of Greece are as follows:
- On Friday, September 21st, from noon until 10:00 P.M
- On Saturday, September 22nd, from noon until 10:00 P.M
- On Sunday, September 23rd, from noon until 8:00 P.M