October 13, 2012. Philadelphia. Fall festival season in the Delaware Valley winded down last week with Evangelismos Greek Orthodox (Bustleton Ave.) church as the last stop for Cosmos Philly. Intimate and cozy are the best words to describe this neighborhood event. It’s a one stop, all under one tent event, squeezed to the edges of the church parking lot.
Just a few yards in every direction, food, dancing, seats and sounds blended together to create a warm, inviting and vibrant atmosphere. From our chairs we could smell authentic home made food and over hear real village Greek. It truly felt, like a small Panigiri (Festival) had been transferred to this end of Philadelphia.
Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church is known for it’s traditional Greek food that is made by hand every year in the church hall for two festivals that they host. They even make their own “Filo”. The senior ladies get together a few weeks before the big event and mix the batch, cut and prep the doe.
If your looking for old world charm and tradition, it’s Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church on Bustleton Ave.