Honestly, I think that the first time I tried a gyro was at Kennywood -- not back in the pavilions on Greek Day, though. Tony of "Tony's Gyros" used to come in to our Team Member Clubhouse and make gyros for the workers once a month, and they smelled so good that I couldn't resist getting one. I never had any inclination to try a gyro before, but the smell that permeated the small cafeteria was irresistible.
And then I was hooked.
Of course, I've explored other avenues of Greek food. Stuffed grape leaves, baklava, spanakopita...I've tried them all. I've eaten at restaurants like It's Greek to Me, Mediterrano, and Sababa (R.I.P.) to try other forms of Greek (and otherwise Mediterranean) foods. I became a huge fan of hummus, feta, pita...and I'm even starting to get over my profuse hatred of olives.
So yeah, I was looking forward to Greek Day at Kennywood.
|Greek Day! Pavilion 4!|
We arrived at the kitchen not long after it had opened - "we" being Gina (from IT), Michele (my boss), and Tyler (Gina's part-time assistant). It seems as if my gaggle of ethnic kitchen supporters grows with each ethnic day -- which, of course, couldn't make me happier!
|Greek Day Menu Options|
|Baklava (dripping with gooey sweetness!)|
|I hear this is one of the best Greek Food Festivals around.|
To cap off my day -- totally unrelated to Greek Day -- this wandered into the office. Go Steelers!
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