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COVID-19 can’t stop Cleveland festival season: Churches adapt with drive-thru fests selling ethnic specialties this week

Greek and Romanian specialties are on the menu at drive-thru festivals in Cleveland this week

CLEVELAND — COVID-19 can’t stop Cleveland festival season. Two local churches are hosting drive-thru fests this week, with ethnic specialties packaged for take-out. The 2020 Greek Festival Drive-Thru will happen Thursday Aug. 20 - Sunday, Aug. 23 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3352 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights.

“The Greek Festival has always been about sharing culture and friendship, as well great food, with our neighbors in the nearby communities,” said Marguarite Stephanopoulos, festival chairperson. “We hope our delicious Greek food will help raise our spirits during this unusual time.”

Specialties on the menu include a Gyro four-pack with meat, pita, and toppings for $30; moussaka; lamb shanks; Chicken Souvlaki; baklava; a pastry platter much and more. Ordering can be done from your car. Menu and more info: http://stsconstantine.com/greek-festival/ Hours: 4 - 9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; noon - 7 p.m. Sunday.

On the West Side, St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral is hosting a drive-thru version of their annual Romanian Festival from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at 3256 Warren Road.

Specialities on their menu include stuffed cabbage, sausage/sauerkraut, chicken paprikash, polenta baked with cheese, mititei (grilled Romanian pork burgers), elephant ears and cornulete (Romanian sweet rolls). There are also meal platters available. Order from your car and your meal will be brought out. For more information call 216-941-5550 or visit www.smroc.org    

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