Opa! 63rd annual Memphis Greek Festival offers a taste of Greek food, culture

Opa! If you love Greek food, you need to put the Memphis Greek Festival on your to-do list this weekend.

The festival is May 20-21 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland St.

The festival features a variety of Greek food options, including spanakopita (spinach pie), gyros, souvlakia (pork tenderloin), moussaka (eggplant casserole), pastitsio (Greek lasagna), marinated lamb chops, baklava and more than a dozen Greek pastries. Each dish is handmade with love by a small army of volunteers.

For 63 years, the congregation of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church has shared its love for the Greek Orthodox faith, heritage, food, music and culture with the people of the Mid-South through this annual two-day event.

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JACKSON, MI – It may not look like it, but all of the food at Craveable is vegan and good for you.

Craveable has been open since April and is run by Karen Slaughter, her husband Tom Slaughter, daughter Jordon Denslow and her fiancé Taylor Dancy. The whole family is vegan and was looking for a way to show off their love for cooking to the Jackson community, Karen said.

“We just wanted to show people that vegan food can taste good too,” Karen said.

While the food truck has not been running for long, business has been great, Jordon said. They have a family-vibe and love sharing their passion for food with the community.

The food truck prides itself on having in-house, plant-based food that everyone can enjoy, Jordon said. The menu is large and includes classic favorites such as burgers, loaded mac and cheese, loaded fries, tacos, apple

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