Orders must be placed and paid for online in advance through the Dayton Greek Festival’s website.
The following menu items will be available at the Dayton Greek Festival’s drive-thru:
- Chicken souvlaki sandwich
- Small and large Greek salads
- Large Greek salad with marinated chicken
- Frozen pastitsio (half pan) -- SOLD OUT
- Large and small Greek pizzas
- Personal pan cheese pizza
- Cheese pies (trigona)
- Spinach pies (spanakopita)
- Chocolate baklava
- Pecan blossoms
- Chocolate almond rolls
- Pastry variety box
- Tsoureki (sweet bread)
- Greek salad dressing
Due to the social distancing precautions created by the coronavirus pandemic, meal preparations for the drive-through event were a bit more difficult.
“Everybody has to be wearing gloves, masks and hairnets. When Greeks cook, somebody is always in the kitchen cooking lunch for everybody that’s cooking — but this year, we’re not doing that. It’s very different. We are breaking it down in shifts so that we don’t overlap and create a situation in which too many people are there at one time, ” Pulos said.
Meal preparations for the 2020 Dayton Greek Festival look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: Deb Pulos
Credit: Deb Pulos
Upon entering the church’s parking lot, customers will be directed through the drive-through line with the help of volunteers and signage to pick up their orders. To ensure that customers remain safe during the drive-through event, organizers are requiring everyone to remain in their cars.
Please follow the festival’s Facebook page for updates throughout the weekend.
Though food will be the main draw at this year’s Greek Festival, organizers are still attempting to find innovative ways to bring other aspects of the festival to its loyal fans. According to Pulos, plans are in the works to offer a virtual version of the festival’s live entertainment.
“Our dancers have been doing virtual performances,” said Pulos. “They’re videotaping individual dancers and putting a montage together. So, we’re going to have several things that you’re going to be given a card or something for when you arrive that will have a QR code. You can scan it with your phone while you’re waiting in line, in your car or even when you get home. It’ll have a little bit of information about the food, church and dancing. That’s our home. We’re just trying to work on a way to incorporate some of the normal festival events that we’d like to share with people so that we can do it virtually with them.”
WANT TO GO?
What: The Dayton Greek Festival drive-thru event
Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park N., Dayton
When: Sept. 11-13. All orders must be placed and paid for online for a scheduled pickup.
More info: www.daytongreekfestival.com | facebook.com/daytongreekfestival