Greek Fests in the Chicago area 2017

June 2017

Greek Fest season in Chicago is a great time of the year for fun seekers who want to get a taste of Greek food and culture.

Every weekend throughout the summer, Greek churches around Chicagoland host their own festivals inviting people to “go Greek” and enjoy great food, drinks, live music, dancing and fun for the kids.

Sharing meals around a...

People, fun, and great food at Taste of Greektown in Chicago 2016 2017

August 2017

Everybody was “Greek” for the weekend at the 28th annual Taste of Greektown Aug 25, 26 and 27 (2017).

Once again, Halsted Street was closed between Madison and Van Buren to allow for all the fun and festivities.

Thousands of happy visitors sampled food from Greektown’s best restaurants while enjoying Greek music, dancing, games for the entire family...

Bowl of healthy Greek yogurt

The health benefits of yogurt have always been touted by health-conscious Americans. But these days, even those who once resisted yogurt are now embracing the Greek way. Few foods today pack as healthy a punch in such small serving sizes as Greek yogurt. The nutrients of Greek yogurt can help keep you fortified while also helping you lose weight. The richer texture of greek yogurt is also a...

The newly renovated dining room at Omega Restaurant in Schaumburg

For owner Telly Andrianopoulos, the philosophy behind Omega’s success has always been very simple. “Absolutely, we’re all about the basics at both Omega locations,” Telly says, “We have always believed in using only fresh quality ingredients to serve our customers food that they would consistently enjoy, in Schaumburg and Downers Grove."

It’s that consistency and dedication to their...

Bottle of healthy, delicious olive oil

The much revered olive tree is believed to have originated in ancient Greece and Asia Minor (now Turkey). It was surely one of the earliest cultivated plants, with both its fruit and its oil being prized throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Olive cultivars used today all derive from these ancient trees.

First extracted over 8000 years ago, olive oil was an important...

These Greekisms will raise your eyebrows

(Funny sayings overheard at some of our favorite local Greek-owned businesses).

  • An owner talking about his recent phone conversation with a table-top supplier said..."The guy told me he had the best tables so I took his words!"
  • An owner talking about cutting back on his newspaper advertising said..."The best advertising is mouth to mouth."
  • A banquet owner said he...