Thursday, November 1, 2012

Adoptive Family Fun:Brookside Alabama Russian Food Festival Nov. 3-4

A great idea to enjoy some great Russian food and entertainment
with your family.The North Jefferson NewsWed Oct 31, 2012, 04:04

BROOKSIDE - A historic north Jefferson church is celebrating its
roots this weekend by offering up authentic Russian food.The St.
Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Brookside is holding its
thirtieth annual food festival Saturday and Sunday."The ladies
have been working pretty hard on baking and cooking items for the
festival," said the Very Reverend Archpriest Father Benedict
Tallant, priest at St. Nicholas for 50 years. "They will start
again on Friday to get everything ready so it will be
fresh."Members of the Sisterhood of St. Olga, who are members of
the church, are making all of the food by hand.Tallant said his
favorites are kolbasa and halushki (dumplings).Other items on the
menu are schi (cabbage and meat soup), borscht (beet vegan soup),
blini (rolled pancake with filling), pigachi (potato and cheese
flat bread with herbs) and more. There will also be desserts and
drinks.Tallant said the festival started out small, but has grown
in popularity in its three decades, with people traveling from
throughout Alabama and from other states to participate."We have
a good reaction from everybody," Tallant said. "We just want
everybody to know they're welcome. We hope they have a good
time."In addition to the food, Tallant will give tours of the
church building, which is filled with history.Also, on Sunday at
3 p.m., "Russian beauty" dancers from Nataliya Russo Dance Arts
will perform traditional Russian dances.There will also be a
store selling authentic Russian items including books, Christmas
ornaments, dolls and more.The festival is Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. For the first time,
major credit cards will be accepted at the festival this year.St.
Nicholas is at the corner of Pastor Street and Park Avenue in
Brookside.For more information, including a complete menu and
directions to the church, visit

or call the church at

(205) 285-9648.

By Melanie PattersonNorth Jefferson NewsThe North Jefferson
NewsWed Oct 31, 2012, 04:04 PM CDT

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