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Opa! Spotted at The Original Greek Festival

Dylan Aguilar
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Sean Shannahanm, Benny Ringer, Rocky Stevens, Kevin Cokinos

Cooking volunteers Sean Shannahan, Benny Ringer, Rocky Stevens and Kevin Cokinos. This is Sean's second year to volunteer and Benny's 30th year of volunteering (he said Sean is catching on quickly!). Rocky has been involved since he married a Greek five years ago and Kevin Cokinos has also been volunteering for 30 years. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

We spotted many Buzz residents enjoying an authentic Greek lunch today. At The Original Greek Festival, delicious, freshly prepared dishes were served to guests who stopped by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral on their lunch hour. Greek sausage on a stick, gyros and souvlaki plates were among the popular options. Food and drinks aren’t the only thing on the menu: Dance performances, children's activities and live music are a big part of the festivities this weekend.

The festival kicked off Thursday evening and continues all weekend. Tonight, the festival will reopen at 5 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. On Saturday, the festival will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and on Sunday, 12-6 p.m.

Don't miss the Children’s Dance Program (Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.) and there will be an Adult Dance Program performed every hour each evening (Friday beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. and Sunday beginning at 4 p.m.). See more details here.   

  • Sarah Koohmaraie, Carrie Smith, Julie Economides, Lisa Stark

    (From left) Sarah Koohmaraie, Carrie Smith, Julie Economides and Lisa Stark from Texas Children's Hospital enjoyed a lunch break at The Original Greek Festival. They were excited to try the gyros and other Greek food. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Evy Pappas, Adonia Cokinos, Chloe Cokinos,

    Volunteers Evy Pappas, who has been a volunteer since she was born, with friend Adonia Cokinos, who has been volunteering since she moved to Houston in 2006, with daughter daughter Chloe Cokinos. Chloe will be dancing in the Children's Program for her first time this year. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Gus and Julie Economides

    Gus Economides (pictured, with wife Julie) was on the governing board of The Original Greek Festival. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar)  

  • Greek Salad with Lamb

    This Greek Salad with Lamb is just one of the many authentic, delicious dishes offered at The Original Greek Festival. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Frank Demeris, Joni Hoffman

    Frank Demeris, co-chair of The Original Greek Festival, with Buzz editor Joni Hoffman. Frank encourages all to come enjoy delicious Greek food all weekend (and "Go 'Stros!"). (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • George Kissamis, George Tratras

    Co-chairmen (from left) George Kissamis and George Tratras enjoying the start of Friday during the festival. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Alex Mousoudakis

    Chairman Alex Mousoudakis is ready to get his Greek on. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Sarah Koohmaraie, Carrie Smith, Julie Economides, Lisa Stark
  • Evy Pappas, Adonia Cokinos, Chloe Cokinos,
  • Gus and Julie Economides
  • Greek Salad with Lamb
  • Frank Demeris, Joni Hoffman
  • George Kissamis, George Tratras
  • Alex Mousoudakis

More photos

Sarah Koohmaraie, Carrie Smith, Julie Economides, Lisa Stark

(From left) Sarah Koohmaraie, Carrie Smith, Julie Economides and Lisa Stark from Texas Children's Hospital enjoyed a lunch break at The Original Greek Festival. They were excited to try the gyros and other Greek food. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Evy Pappas, Adonia Cokinos, Chloe Cokinos,

Volunteers Evy Pappas, who has been a volunteer since she was born, with friend Adonia Cokinos, who has been volunteering since she moved to Houston in 2006, with daughter daughter Chloe Cokinos. Chloe will be dancing in the Children's Program for her first time this year. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Gus and Julie Economides

Gus Economides (pictured, with wife Julie) was on the governing board of The Original Greek Festival. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar)  

Greek Salad with Lamb

This Greek Salad with Lamb is just one of the many authentic, delicious dishes offered at The Original Greek Festival. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Frank Demeris, Joni Hoffman

Frank Demeris, co-chair of The Original Greek Festival, with Buzz editor Joni Hoffman. Frank encourages all to come enjoy delicious Greek food all weekend (and "Go 'Stros!"). (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

George Kissamis, George Tratras

Co-chairmen (from left) George Kissamis and George Tratras enjoying the start of Friday during the festival. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Alex Mousoudakis

Chairman Alex Mousoudakis is ready to get his Greek on. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

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