June 1, 2005 

It's All Greek (Food) to Us • EXTRA, EXTRA: Hot Pockets® Must Pay People to Eat Them

It's All Greek (Food) to Us

In the spring and summer seasons, food and culture festivals abound. We're past Beaux Arts and not even thinking about Jaialdi yet, but this weekend we can sate our appetites for good food and cultural celebration with the annual Greek Food Festival happening at the Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

There'll be Greek dancing, music and tours of the church, but here in Füd News country, what we're really excited about are the eats. On the menu is an assortment of Greek favorites and a bunch of stuff that you might not have heard of but are definitely delicious. Menu highlights include souvlaki, dolmathes, Greek pilafi, gyros, baklava, koulourakia and on and on. Plus, all these goodies are offered as takeout, too-so that takes care of dinner. Oh, joy.

Annual Greek Food Festival 2005, June 3-4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., suggested donation $1, children under 12 FREE. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W. Bannock St. (corner of 27th and Bannock). For a schedule of events or for more information, call 345-6147.

EXTRA, EXTRA: Hot Pockets® Must Pay People to Eat Them

BW's sick fascination with Hot Pockets® brand sandwich-like thingies continues on for one more week ...

People actually eat these, and the Pocket people want to know about it-hence (drum roll, please) the Hot Pockets Got Milk? Photo Contest.

Entrants are asked to send in a digital photo of themselves enjoying Hot Pockets and milk. That's all there is to it. Judging will be 33 percent on originality, 33 percent on thematic relevance and 33 percent on humor. Good thing Hot Pockets are funny little buggers.

The Grand prize for the best photo is $5,000. First prize is a year's worth of free Hot Pockets and a year's worth of free milk. If you actually consume your winnings, you're responsible for your own autopsy.

A couple of our own BWers-Hot Pockets megafans, to be sure-are all over this contest, so be warned: All you wannabe America's Next Top Hot Pockets Models have some stiff competition.

For more information and official rules, visit www.hotpockets.com. Entry deadline is June 30.

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