Pots and pans Hellenic

Labor Day weekend means different things to different folks, but if the utterance of such words as "spanakopita" and "karithopita" make your mouth water, you’re probably aware that it’s time for the 38th Annual Greek Food Festival and celebration of all things Hellenic at the Convention Center. We’re talking food, and lots of it—a huge amount of a la carte dishes served after 3 p.m., plus combination lunch plates ($6.75), pastries, Greek coffee and more. There’s also entertainment—Greek music, folk dancing—along with cultural and religious exhibits and the ubiquitous Sunday church raffles. The fest starts Friday, August 31 at 11 a.m. and runs through Sunday, September 2; doors open at noon on Saturday and Sunday and stay open all three days until 11 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for kids ages 12 and under; admission is also free on Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.