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  • Post #31 - August 31st, 2011, 2:33 pm
    Post #31 - August 31st, 2011, 2:33 pm Post #31 - August 31st, 2011, 2:33 pm
    Just updating this thread for 2011:

    St. Basil's Taste of Serbia is this Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, from 12 noon to 11 pm.

    http://stbasilchurch.org/tos/

    http://stbasilchurch.org/tos/wp-content ... 11menu.pdf

    As Cathy noted above and at yesterday's LTH North lunch, the live music goes until 6 pm--after that, a DJ steps in.
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

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  • Post #32 - July 23rd, 2012, 10:25 pm
    Post #32 - July 23rd, 2012, 10:25 pm Post #32 - July 23rd, 2012, 10:25 pm
    This event is always on Labor Day weekend: Saturday and Sunday at

    St. Basil's Church (Serbian Orthodox)
    27450 North Bradley
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    Tel: (847) 247-0077
    http://stbasilchurch.org/tos/

    Noon – 11:00 P.M., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 1st and 2nd, Sunday Liturgy – 10:00 A.M.

    I just saw these stats from 2010 event:

    Last year our Champion Team of Volunteers:
    •Used over 2400 lbs. of charcoal
    •Served over 2000 guests
    •BBQ’d 43 pigs and lambs, over 1800 lbs
    •Served over 1000 bottles of Niksic pivos beers
    •Parked over 650 cars per day
    •Grilled over 700 lbs of cevap
    •Rolled over 600 sarmas
    •Set up over 520 chairs
    •And special thanks to Jelica Kostov our Head Chef
    •And then we cleaned it all up!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #33 - August 28th, 2014, 11:22 pm
    Post #33 - August 28th, 2014, 11:22 pm Post #33 - August 28th, 2014, 11:22 pm
    Taste of Serbia

    Labor Day Weekend
    Saturday, Aug. 30 & Sunday, Aug. 31
    Rain or Shine

    Festival Hours:
    Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 11:00 pm
    Sunday liturgy at 9:30 am

    Non stop music from:
    Sumadija
    Prazna Flasa
    Jedinstvo
    DJ Spaz

    Kolo dancing & lessons
    Indoor & outdoor seating
    Kiddie play area
    Face painting
    Classic car display
    We can hardly wait to host you!
    Welcome to our home!

    Directions to St. Basil
    Exit I-294 (94) at Route 60 West (Townline Road)
    Turn North (right) on Riverwoods (HINT: if you turn left, you go to Costco, instead)
    Continue North on Bradley Road
    Church is at corner of Bradley and Old School Road
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #34 - September 2nd, 2016, 1:13 pm
    Post #34 - September 2nd, 2016, 1:13 pm Post #34 - September 2nd, 2016, 1:13 pm
    Hi,

    I will be at Taste of Serbia sometime on Saturday afternoon. I may get back there on Sunday, too.

    It's been a few years since I could make it. I hope it is as good as I recall.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #35 - August 30th, 2018, 10:17 am
    Post #35 - August 30th, 2018, 10:17 am Post #35 - August 30th, 2018, 10:17 am
    Time for the wonderful Taste of Serbia. Saturday-Sunday September 1-2, 2018 at:

    St. Basil's Church (Serbian Orthodox)
    27450 North Bradley
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    Tel: (847) 247-0077
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #36 - August 30th, 2018, 1:26 pm
    Post #36 - August 30th, 2018, 1:26 pm Post #36 - August 30th, 2018, 1:26 pm
    GAF wrote:Time for the wonderful Taste of Serbia. Saturday-Sunday September 1-2, 2018 at:

    St. Basil's Church (Serbian Orthodox)
    27450 North Bradley
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    Tel: (847) 247-0077

    There is a bridge out along this route. I don't if it affects access to this church via Rt 60 or Rt 176.

    Bradley Road where it crosses the tollroad is closed for bridge repair. This does not affect people coming via route 60. If you arrive via 176, then you may want to go south on St. Mary's and east on W. Old School Road until it reaches Bradley.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #37 - September 3rd, 2018, 8:12 pm
    Post #37 - September 3rd, 2018, 8:12 pm Post #37 - September 3rd, 2018, 8:12 pm
    Hi,

    More often than not, I am in South Dakota for the Labor Day weekend. I took a respite this year, because there are annual activities at home I like to do.

    My Dad and I attended Taste of Serbia on Sunday evening. We ordered one pound of roasted lamb ($16) and a lamb dinner ($14) consisting of half-pound lamb, mashed potatoes, cabbage salad and two pieces of bread. When you collected your order, there were green onions or chopped onions available to eat with your food.

    Since our joy is their lamb, we will dispense with the lamb dinner next time and simply begin with two pounds of lamb plus some Lepinje Serb bread.

    For dessert, I bought Krempita ($4), whipped cream folded into custard between two thin layers of filo. For my Dad, I picked up a Palacinke ($3) crepe filled with chopped walnuts and rolled. For breakfast today, I made all the Palacinke we could eat filled with either cinnamon sugar or apricot jam. I happen to like these with rosehip jam, but didn't have any at home.

    Before leaving, I bought another pound of roasted lamb.

    We talked to some of the people there to learn their favorite Serbian restaurant is Skardalya in Brookfield. The only mention on LTH is from Panther in the Den.

    I then shared with them my favorite at Gary, Indiana's Grant Avenue exit on 94 at the truck stop south of the interstate. It is a modest place in a retired truck trailer painted pale yellow. When I told it was the meeting ground of every Serb cross-country driver, they seemed surprised at my enthusiasm.

    It will probably be a few more years before I get back to Taste of Serbia. Cannot wait!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #38 - September 3rd, 2018, 9:23 pm
    Post #38 - September 3rd, 2018, 9:23 pm Post #38 - September 3rd, 2018, 9:23 pm
    St. Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church
    4301 Prairie Ave, Brookfield

    Has an annual Summer Serbian Fest with music, food and drinks.

    We spotted a sign on Ogden many years ago and stopped by. Had a great time. Small local affair.

    Have tried to go again, over the years wrote them emails, left phone messages. Might be too late in the season anyway.

    I’ll stay on it. :)
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #39 - September 3rd, 2018, 9:29 pm
    Post #39 - September 3rd, 2018, 9:29 pm Post #39 - September 3rd, 2018, 9:29 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,
    ...
    We talked to some of the people there to learn their favorite Serbian restaurant is Skardalya in Brookfield. The only mention on LTH is from Panther in the Den.
    ...
    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Skadarliya
    9237 W Ogden Ave, Brookfield

    It is the nicest Serbian restaurant of the half dozen in the area. Big menu but not all items are always available.

    I think the Oak Park Boys did a mini crawl years ago?

    Always worth the visit.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #40 - September 4th, 2018, 6:12 pm
    Post #40 - September 4th, 2018, 6:12 pm Post #40 - September 4th, 2018, 6:12 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    St. Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church
    4301 Prairie Ave, Brookfield

    Has an annual Summer Serbian Fest with music, food and drinks.

    We spotted a sign on Ogden many years ago and stopped by. Had a great time. Small local affair.

    Have tried to go again, over the years wrote them emails, left phone messages. Might be too late in the season anyway.

    I’ll stay on it. :)

    They were better at responding this year and just in time!

    Hi John and Linda,

    Our festival is next Saturday, 9/15, 10:00-2:00.

    We really hope you can make it this year - please introduce yourselves to us - ask for Milan and Sue Popovic.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    Good evening and Have a blessed week!
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #41 - September 15th, 2018, 3:00 pm
    Post #41 - September 15th, 2018, 3:00 pm Post #41 - September 15th, 2018, 3:00 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:St. Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church
    4301 Prairie Ave, Brookfield

    Has an annual Summer Serbian Fest with music, food and drinks.

    We spotted a sign on Ogden many years ago and stopped by. Had a great time. Small local affair.

    Have tried to go again, over the years wrote them emails, left phone messages. Might be too late in the season anyway.

    I’ll stay on it. :)
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    ’Til 10 today
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon

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