BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore’s Greek community is getting ready for a big celebration. It’s the second annual Baltimore Greek Week.
Ron Matz reports it’s all about food, fun and family.
The view from the Olive Room in Fells Point is spectacular. It’s just one of the places where you can celebrate Greek Week in Baltimore.
“We are definitely part of Greek Week and very honored to be part of Greek Week. I hope the Baltimore community will join us. Come on over. Eat, drink and think,” said Stelios Spiliadis, Inn at the Black Olive.
It’s a celebration of Greek independence. Of course there’s food and Greek wines. Lemons and olive oil are just part of the Mediterranean diet.
“There are specials at restaurants all over town and not just Greektown. We’re talking Towson, Canton, Rosedale, Mt Vernon, Fells Point, everywhere. They’re sharing our culture with wonderful specials,” said Gayle Economos, Baltimore Greek Week.
Eighteen local Greek owned establishments are offering discounts and specials.
“I’m very proud to be part of an effort to bring awareness to the Baltimore community that Greece as an ethnic experience is still next door to you, and we are happy to be next door to you. We would like to be able to contribute to the salad, if you like, that makes up Baltimore,” Spiliadis said.
Baltimore Greek Week is much more than just food, and it’s happening in more than one Baltimore neighborhood.
“We’re celebrating Greek Independence Day, which is why we began Baltimore Greek Week. We want to share our culture and a lot of our culture revolves around food. You have food with family and we’re very family-oriented people,” Economos said.
It’s about food, fun and family ending with the Maryland Greek Independence Day parade.
“The second annual Baltimore Greek Week begins on Sunday, March 18 and it ends Sunday, March 25. The grand finale is the Maryland Greek Independence Day parade through Greektown from 2 til 4 p.m,” Economos said.
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