“Al-akil tayyib kteer!” In Arabic: “The food is delicious!” And the food was definitely delicious at the Mid-East Festival held July 12-14 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church on Calkins Road in Flint.
Thousands of people attended the three-day event and enjoyed authentic Middle-eastern fare, including mouth-watering Chicken Shawarma, Falafel sandwiches, Kibbee Balls and stuffed grape leaves. Sweet endings included baklava, baked macaroons and Byblos, which are dough balls filled with butter and sugar and cooked on a griddle. Belly dancers performed to the delight of the crowds throughout the festival, which also featured a fireworks display on Friday evening.
PHOTOS BY TRACI TURNER
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