This Weekend: Go Greek With Greek-to-Go

moussaka greek festival

Fingers crossed, the Sacramento Greek Festival—which didn’t happen in 2020 (then again, what did?)—will return in October 2021. But if your mouth is watering for some locally made Greek food now, you’re in luck. This Saturday, March 6, the Annunciation’s Greek-to-Go series continues with yet another freshly prepared Greek meal, ready for joyous devouring. To me, their food always tastes like grandma made it—and I should know: My paternal grandmother was Greek.

The star of this week’s meal (the fifth in the series) is moussaka, a classic Greek casserole featuring eggplant and a robust tomato meat sauce, topped by a cushion of custardy béchamel. Dinner for one, just $20, also includes a Greek salad, tiropita (those irresistibly flaky phyllo triangles filled with cheese) and rizogalo, a creamy vanilla rice pudding spiked with cinnamon. Dinner for four is $70, an a la carte frozen half-pan of moussaka is $45, and a Meze Box of assorted Greek appetizers is $15.

greek festival spread

Orders must be placed by Friday, March 5. To order, visit Greek-to-Go or call (916) 443-2033, extension 221. Food pickup is Saturday, March 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Annunciation Hellenic Center, 616 Alhambra Boulevard (between F and G streets) in Sacramento. Enter the parking lot on 30th Street. Face coverings are required when picking up your order.

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Cathy Cassinos-Carr is a regular contributor to Sacramento magazine. She also happens to be half Greek.