Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Well its Paniyiri time again - this weekend actually. If you've never tried any Greek food, wine, ouzo or beer and you're sitting around twiddling your thumbs on the weekend, then get on the next bus to South Brisbane and go to Paniyiri.

Paniyiri is one of my favourite food events in Brisbane. It's always such a great day. You get in, wander around the food stands, grazing on delicious tastes of grilled octopus, galaktoboureko (a custard filled filo pastry that I would happily break my gluten free diet for), souvlaki, haloumi and dolmades. While you're downing the beautiful Greek food, pick up a Mythos beer or four and in no time you'll be having a fantastic afternoon.

As you can probably tell, I'm a big fan. Every year I go, it reminds me of the amazing generosity of the people in Greece, and the terrific food we gobbled down almost everywhere. If the food doesn't do it for you, there are usually all kinds of entertainment (music, dancing, olive eating competitions), rides and even fireworks.

Tickets this year are $7, but kids are free. You can read my post on last year's festivities here. I even got a photo with a couple of the Queensland Roar players last year, so it was a great day all round. This is one Brisbane food event you shouldn't miss.

Saturday 23 May 2009 & Sunday 24 May 2009
Musgrave Park and The Greek Club
Edmondstone Street
South Brisbane 4101
W - http://www.paniyiri.com/


Lara said...

I've just had a look at their website. There won't be any wading through the mud this weekend - it's been postponed until July due to wet weather.

Sarah said...

It's been postponed until July thanks to this stinky horrid weather we've been having. No yummy Greek food for a while yet :(

Vanessa Jackman (Street+Style = StreetStyle) said...

Gosh, it sounds (if it hadn't been cancelled) almost like it would have been a Greek Glastonbury! I suspect the food would have been a lot tastier at Paniyiri though :)