Friday, June 25, 2010

6/25 to 6/27: Outdoor Food & Fun

Greasy Pole, at St Peter's Fiesta
These fit together thematically: You don't have to spend any money, although you'll probably will. And maybe more than $10 -- or not -- it's up to you...


FRI 6/25 to SUN 6/27

Various Times
Greek Festivals
in Watertown and South End
- Whatever You Eat -

I love Greek food and spending time amongst Greek people. Not only has so much Western culture originated from their homeland, I also laugh when thinking about the family in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

The food is made by regular people, so it's like eating at someone's home -- if you had to pay per plate...

Taxiarchae-Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave, Watertown

Friday & Saturday -- 11am to 11pm
Sunday -- Noon to 10pm

Your best T option is the #71 bus from Watertown Square or Harvard Square.
Saint John the Baptist Church, 15 Union Park St, Boston
Saturday -- 1pm to 10pm
Sunday -- Noon to 8pm

(They suggest taking the Silver Line.)

FRI 6/25 to SUN 6/27

Various Times
St. Peter's Fiesta
around St. Peter’s Square, Downtown Gloucester

Friday -- 4:45pm to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday -- 10am to Midnight

Good old-time cheesy Italian festival fun. I went a few years ago and had a really good time. (I don't remember the food being especially good, but it quite a spectacle overall)

Check the schedule, because you should see the horizontal greasy pole contest.

FRI 6/25 to SUN 6/27

Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party
at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, 111 Waldemar Ave, East Boston
FREE / $5 on Sat & Sun

Friday & Saturday -- Noon to 10pm
Sunday -- Noon to 7pm

I don't like *paying* to buy food, but I understand that the Phantom Gourmet have expenses to organize this stuff. I'd like to think they've improved the event over the last couple years.

If you like BBQ, 6 out-of-town meat smokers and FireFly's will be there with other fun (e.g. a ferris wheel and lots of sand)... Go for free tonight or pay $3 more than regular admission to the racetrack on the weekend.

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