4 Food Events You Should Know About (summer food fest version): Greek food in Irvine, Munchathon's eat-and-run, food trucks in NoHo, and more
Greek Food Festival: This three-day festival will take place at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine June 24-26. There will be live music, traditional Greek dancing and lessons, boutiques, and of course, authentic Greek fare. Expect gyros, spanakopita (spinach and feta pie), and dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves). Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person. Children under the age of 10 and seniors older than 65 (only on Saturday from 12-5pm) will be admitted for free. 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, (949) 733- 3102.
Munchathon: A run and obstacle course involving food? Yes. There will be food and beverage stops along with food-themed challenges. The festivities will take place July 16 at Oak Canyon Park, where vendors such as Meringue Bake Shop and Front Porch Pops will be participating. You can take part in the Munchathon alone or form a team. Registration costs $49 for single runners and $189 for teams. General admission to the festival starts at $12 (prices go up after June 17). Tickets and registration are online at www.munchathon.com. 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado.
NoHo Food Truck Fest: On June 25, L.A. food trucks and Hope for Paws come together to raise funds for animal rescue. Fifteen food trucks such as Komodo, Baby's Badass Burgers and Ta Bom will be attending. There will be live entertainment, dog adoptions and a raffle. Admission is $4 online and $5 at the event. 11458 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, www.nohofoodtruckfest.com.
Frugal Festival Food: The 3rd annual Frugal Festival will be held June 25 at Canoga Park High School. This festival is dedicated to teaching consumers ways to save on groceries, eating out and home cooking. Participate in the Coupon Challenge or enter the raffle. Ticket prices are $5 to $15 and can be purchased online at Goldstar.com. Receive a $5 discount if you bring a canned good to support the L.A. food bank. 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles.
Photo: Baby's Badass Burgers. Credit: Aria Minucci