Hafli festival kicks off Thursday at St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 08, 2012
11/08/12 at 4:17 AM
The annual Hafli festival has been drawing crowds for more than 60 years.
The Lebanese dinner, bake sale and deli is held at St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church, 2645 E. Sixth St., just west of the University Tulsa.
Popular with downtown lunch crowds, the Lebanese dinner includes grilled chicken served over a generous portion of Hashwa (seasoned rice) and includes a cabbage roll, tabbouleh, hummus, pita, greba butter cookie and drink.
Meal prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Festival proceeds are used to fund the church's many charitable programs.
This year, the church made about 6,000 cabbage rolls - more than last year, due to demand. Church members also made about 3,000 grape leaves, according to festival officials.
What: Hafli is the annual Lebanese dinner, bake sale and deli that raises funds for St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church
Where: 2645 E. Sixth St., west of University of Tulsa at Sixth Street and Columbia Avenue
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-3 p.m.
Meal prices: $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger
For sale in the deli: Grape leaves, cabbage rolls, meat pies, baked kibbe, hummus, hashwa and tabbouleh
For sale in the bakery: Baklawa, baklawa ice cream sundaes, greba cookies, mamoul cookies, cakes, breads and pies
Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to St. Antony during Hafli. All donated items will be delivered to the Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood Food Bank.
Original Print Headline: Lebanese flair
Nicole Marshall Middleton 918-581-8459
Stuffed grape leaves will be available to purchase at the deli during Hafli festival. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World file
Hummus is served with pita, carrots and crackers at Hafli. Tulsa World file