Our Lady of Lebanon Festival: People Come for the Food
|Almost no one wants you to eat more than your sitti or this Lebanese grandma.|
These descendants of the seafaring Phoenicians are serving some of the most delicious Mediterranean food you'll be eating this year. As someone who grew up taste-testing their mother's tabbouleh and kibbeh, we know when there's too much lemon or not enough cumin. This is not only the real deal, this is the best deal.
The festival is put on annually to raise funds to keep the church afloat. Father Elie Michael told Short Order that this weekend, "people will be coming from every part of town to eat." And he is not wrong. Besides the belly dancing, this is the main attraction. Items are all homemade and use traditional recipes that have lasted 'cause they work. The church will also be naming the hall where the festival takes place after one of their most generous patrons, philanthropist Anthony Abraham.
Most of the menu's prices hover around $3 to $4, but the meat kabob and kafta sandwiches are the most expensive at only $6. Make sure to eat the goods today from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m. at 2055 Coral Way, Miami.
As the Lebs say, bon appetit and sahtein. Oh, and bring some home for your housemates or they'll never forgive you for talking about how good it was and then not sharing.
|This is the gratuitous Lebo mom shot. Look at those expressive hands!|