A big, fat Greek celebration

Illustration by Priscilla Garcia

Summer is a great time to explore Mediterranean food. It's healthy and often cool and refreshing. Memorial Day Weekend is upon us—the unofficial start to the summer—and also the St. Anna Greek Food and Wine Festival (http://festival.saintanna.org). The festival will of course have plenty of traditional Greek food to sample, including souvlaki (meat and sometimes vegetables on a skewer), pastitisio (a pasta dish that somewhat resembles lasagna) and moussaka (a casserole dish that usually includes ground meat and potato or eggplant). Vegan and vegetarian options will also be available. In addition to food, there'll be music and dance (opa!). Tickets are $2 per day; it happens at the St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 Stone Canyon Parkway in Roseville on Friday, May 22 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.); Saturday, May 23 (noon to 10 p.m.); and Sunday, May 24 (noon to 10 p.m.).