Zelma Zalit has been driving from Federal Way the past eight years to attend the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma.
"I'm here for the cheeses, the pastries, all of it," the retiree said. "It's just all so good."
She also enjoys the celebration of other cultures, she said as she ate a gyro and listened to Greek music.
"It's the ambiance of a different culture," she said. "That's what keeps e coming back."
Meanwhile, patrolling the booths of the tent like a seasoned beat cop was none other than Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor.
"The gyros were very good, the souvlakis was wonderfully marinated and had just the right amount of oregano, and the calamari was excellent," he said. "And that doesn't begin to talk about the pastries."
Give him credit: Dude knows his Greek food.