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The Turkish Food Fest is sure to be terrific

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 8:46 AM

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Maybe you’re not interested in our competition-style, whole hog roast this coming Saturday, The Heritage Hog Roast at the Argenta Market, and maybe you’re not interested in cramming down dozens of cookies, cakes, and other baked goods at the Food Blogger Bake Sale also this Saturday, also at the Argenta Market, or maybe you’re not even interested in tacos, beer, Mariachis and all other manner of Mexican celebratory rituals at this Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Clinton Center. If, for some inconceivable reason, none of that interests you, well, we’ve got another option for you! And this one may actually interest you more that the others.

This Saturday, May 4th, the Raindrop Turkish House presents the 3rd Annual Turkish Food Fest. The event will take place at the Raindrop Turkish House located at 1501 Market St., Little Rock. The event will be from 11 am—4 pm, admission is free as is parking, and will happen rain or shine.

In its 3rd year, the Turkish Food Fest promises to be better than ever. Guests can expect wonderful samples of some of the most classic Turkish dishes, prepared by hands that have been doing these things for years. Expect things such as beef gyros, baklava, sish kebab, stuffed grape leaves, meat ravioli, kisir (a bulgar wheat dish—not so unlike couscous—commonly spiced with lemon, onion, garlic), stuffed kofte (batter dipped, fried meatballs), dolma (peppers stuffed with rice and other spices) and börek (fried phyllo pastries commonly filled with cheese, potato, or ground beef). There will also be free cooking lessons offered to anyone interested in recreating some of these delightful dishes at home.

Worried your kids won’t find something they’ll like, moaning the whole time that they just want pizza? Don’t worry, they’ll have popcorn, cotton candy, and shaved ice drinks. Additionally, kids can enjoy carnival games and rides, so they’ll be plenty entertained.

I’ve always been incredibly impressed by the quality of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean establishments in Little Rock. It’s definitely one area in which our city shines the brightest. The Turkish Food Fest will surely continue this tradition. Honestly, with so many wonderful things happening this Saturday, you have no excuse for not eating well.

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