I was at Al-Tarboush Deli is the Loop last week, where Robin and I had stopped for a falafel sandwich and some hummus. I noticed the poster in the window advertising the annual Lebanese Food Festival at St. Raymond’s Cathedral. We both marked it our calendars.
In a Lebanese Kitchen
From time to time, I used to make the trip downtown for their Wednesday cafeteria lunch. For nearly 40 years, church volunteers have been serving Mideastern fare in the massive dining area filled with large, round tables.. I went to St. Raymond’s even before I moved to St. Louis. It was the place where politicians showed up to see and be seen.
But the weekend festival was outdoors and included not only food, but Lebanese cultural displays and children’s activities. The weather was agreeable, the food yummy, and the atmosphere festive. Take a look . . .
I can’t resist joining street dancers willing to show me a few steps . . . see clip below.