Dining With Denise Neil

St. George Lebanese Dinner is back for 84th round

It’s time again this weekend for the annual St. George’s Lebanese dinner.
It’s time again this weekend for the annual St. George’s Lebanese dinner. File photo

In its 84th year, this popular church dinner has gone high-tech. For the first time, visitors can buy their dinner tickets online.

The St. George Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale, which happens Saturday and Sunday at the church, 7515 E. 13th Street, offers meals that include salad, pita bread, cabbage rolls, kibba and ruz and yuknee, which is a Lebanese green bean, rice and tomato salad. Meals also include baklawa. Those who dine-in will be served by church members.

The dinner happens from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and offers pre-set meals available either for dine-in or carryout. (And St. George’s carryout system is an intricate, well-oiled operation that permits visitors to get their food without leaving their cars.)

Dinners are $18 or $9 for ages 10 and under. For an extra $5, visitors can order baklava sundaes prepared by students at St. George’s school, Christ the Savior Academy. The sundaes are made soft-serve ice cream and crumbled baklava assembled them into layered sundaes.

Attendees also can visit the Country Kitchen, where church members will be selling extra portions of dinner items like kibba and baklawa, plus pies, cinnamon rolls, cookies and homemade jams and jellies. Church tours also are available.

Each year, St. George serves more than 5,300 meals.

Tickets are available at the door but it’s easy to get them online this year at www.stgeorgedinner.com. For more information, call 316-636-4676.

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