Ouzo Cake, a new menu item at the Greek Food Fest

The thirty seventh annual Worldwide Greek Meals Competition will return to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2. For the second 12 months in a row, the celebration can be a “totally different competition for a special time,” consisting of on-line ordering and drive-through pickup solely. It’s unlucky that the music, leisure and cultural markets the competition is thought for received’t be showcased, however kudos to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church for acknowledging that the pandemic will not be over at a time in Arkansas when that’s not a preferred selection regardless of the present surge in instances and hospitalizations.

Pre-orders can be accessible two weeks earlier than the competition on the Greek Meals Competition’s web site.

“The 2021 Worldwide Greek Meals Competition seems to be ahead to persevering with its custom of serving meals, buddies and the neighborhood,” mentioned competition chair Jerry Horani in a press launch. “The Competition permits us to help implausible charities with the assistance of our great sponsors and the Central Arkansas neighborhood.”

The featured dishes embody gyros, pastitsio, spanakopita, two kinds of baklava and the competition’s acclaimed Greek meatballs. Falafel, hen gyros and a hummus plate are new to the menu this 12 months.

The Worldwide Greek Meals Competition has donated for than 1.5 million {dollars} to over 30 charities that serve kids, households and communities all through Central Arkansas. Proceeds from this 12 months’s competition will profit Facilities for Youth and Households, Neighborhood Connections, Easterseals Arkansas, Humane Society of Pulaski County, Ronald McDonald Home Charities, Wolfe Road Basis, Youth House Inc., in addition to Annunciation Ministries. The Arkansas Foodbank can be onsite gathering non-perishable meals gadgets.