Missoula’s Greek community is sharing a piece of their culture with the community.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church hosted the fourth annual Montana Greek Festival in their yard with live music, dancing, and traditional Greek food. Participant Anthony Malley says there are few staples in Greek culture that make for a true experience.
“That is lamb, shish-ka-bob, gyros… you guys call them “gyros! That’s a felony. Of course, the feta cheese, which makes the wonderful salad and deserts,” Malley said.
The main course is a gyro, a traditional Greek street food, made up of meat and veggies wrapped in a pita like flatbread -- all topped with traditional tzatziki sauce.
And for dessert, there were Greek honey donuts which are deep-fried dough drizzled with honey and cinnamon. The gooey treats are one of the more popular dishes at the festival.
The Greek festival, not only raises money for the church but will be donating money to local charities, as well.