Live in the D: Head to the St. Rafka Festival this weekend

Live in the D: Head to the St. Rafka Festival this weekend


there’s a fun festival happening this weekend where there’s great food music and games for the kids our friends at the st. Roch efest of alar throwing their 5th annual celebration this weekend and one of the star attractions is the homemade middle-eastern food which always gets all of us here excited and joining us are the owners of Beirut bakery in Redford Township Malad and Lila Hollis and you are gonna make for us one of the most popular foods at the festival which is a falafel sandwich right front this is very exciting so you brought some other examples of food that’ll be at the festival which you also have at your store so just tell us some of this stuff before we make the sandwich we have the hummus the dip and we have the tabbouleh and then my favorite everything we have the falafel we have what the hell opinion okay the hot ones so and those ingredients that we put in the falafel right in the sandwich okay so let’s do it I’ll copy if you want me to okay let’s start they start with regular pizza bread right that’s right okay which we make in our stores okay so let’s talk about your falafel how is it different from is it different from nor other falafel that we had cuz sometimes I could do a difference we’ll do it fresh I mean you know from fava beans and chickpea and we’ve done it with you know some spices and you know vegetable things onion parsley okay you can’t tell me all the secrets okay all right let’s make the sandwich okay that’s all right so as we’re working on this let’s bring in father Tony father Tony mossad to tell us more about the festival thank you for being here father Tony honey get in here with us okay of course everybody loves falafel but in the food and the kids games and everything tell us everything that people will be able to find at the festival at our festival we’ll have a whole family atmosphere and family fun we have rides for the kids we have a little kiddie train we’ll have will have bounce houses we will have adult stuff like a premium bar and a few other activities we have a hookah lounge and we have this great homemade food that young and old love that’s very very true so does the festival benefit any programs because there’s a lot of fun but there’s another component to it correct so this year we’re very happy to begin a st. ruffcut scholarship program for our seniors and our youth group at the moment in the past and will continue to not only do activities at the church to benefit the church but they must be active in the community we’ve helped at st. Christine soup kitchen Habitat for Humanity and we collect different items during the holidays so they have to have all of those components together okay all right so this is the fifth annual cruising right how does it feel to get to this milestone good continue but it is really wonderful and I have beautiful people to help me at the church and bring this cultural activity and festival together right and expose it you know give everyone a chance to come and enjoy how’s the sandwiches going good they look very girl you know what I love about middle-eastern food is so beautiful to look at yes and I mean you eat with your eyes right before you start eating with your stomach so the Saint Rocco festival is at three to seven six five Linden Street in Livonia is this Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for more information visit their website st. Rothko festival dot-com

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