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      October 8, 2009

      Thursday  10:00 AM

      Birmingham, Alabama 35205

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      ST. George Middle Eastern Food Festival

      Featuring Middle Eastern Food ,Song and Dance, Camel!

      2010 Press Release
      Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival
      Its that time of year again for college football, Nascar, and Saint George’s Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival ! Co-chairs Andrew Baroody and Eddie Thomas are confident that this year’s festival will be a memorable family event. The 29th annual event, set for October 7,8,9 will take place at Saint George Melkite Catholic Church, located at 425 16th Avenue South near UAB and downtown Birmingham.
      The parish community combines its talents to prepare foods such as kibbee, filfel , meat and spinach pies, rolled grapeleaves and new to the menu, open face pies topped with spices, tomatoe and feta. A visit to the “almost a mile long” sweets table is a must. Homemade confections such as baklawa, and Zalabieh, a flavorful fried doughnut are a couple of many desserts offered.
      Visitors will have an opportunity to dress in colorful costume and have pictures made with Judy the Camel on Friday night, October, 8. Cultural booths and vendors will feature all kind of Middle Eastern and Byzantine wares. New to the festival are hand crafted Olive Wood carvings and Ceramic “Peace Lamps” made by artisans of Bethelem and other parts of the Holy Land. Locally made vintage jewelry, reminescent of Bedouin baubles, will be featured as well. On Friday and Saturday night, entertainment will be provided by Amin and the Sultans Band of New York and the church’s own folk dance groups. Church tours will be conducted during festival hours.
      Hours of operation: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM ; 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM . Downtown delivery is available for lunch Thursday and Friday with a$75.00 minimum order. A convenient drive thru service will operate from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. For priority lunch delivery, call 492-9621 or 915-8051 or email For additional information contact, Jo Ann Shahid at 326-6232 or visit

      Cost: Free

      Categories: Neighborhood

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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