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Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan has a fondness for Maine’s peculiar goings on. And helmet cams. There’s definitely a fondness for helmet cams.   Since she arrived in Maine 10 years ago, it’s been her mission to experience it all firsthand – from the cardboard boat races to the paddleboard jousting tournaments. With any luck, she’ll persuade you to try it, too.

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Posted: June 25, 2015

Photos: Greek food galore at Portland Greek Festival. Now!

Written by: Shannon Bryan

The Greek Festival is happening! Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland has pitched the tent, grilled the lamb, and fried the dough. And they’re ready to serve you some of the best Greek food you’ve ever had. The festival runs from 11:30 am-9:30 pm Thursday-Saturday under the big white tent next to the Church in Pleasant Street.

Lamb souvlaki, marinated in olive oil, lemon and herbs, will be grilled to perfection and served with rice pilaf and Greek salad. Other favorites will include dolmades (grape leaves wrapped around ground beef and rice), Moussaka (layers of eggplant, ground beef and topped with a cream sauce) and spanakopita (layers of phyllo stuffed with spinach and cheese). Plus Greek pastries like Baklava (layers of nuts and phyllo soaked in honey), kourabiedes (crescent-shaped butter cookies covered with powdered sugar) and loukomades (fried dough balls covered with honey and chopped nuts) will be served.


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