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Baklava cheesecake? Chocolate baklava? In Fort Worth, it’s the week to be Greek

The annual Fort Worth Greek Festival marks 50 years this weekend at a north Fort Worth church.

This is Greek home cooking: baked chicken, moussaka, dolmades and spanakopita, with lunch and dinner plates or take-home breads and pastries.

New this year: baklava cheesecake. Come early for the chocolate baklava, and don’t miss the Athenian lemon-garlic chicken.

A lunch plate Friday, Saturday or Sunday with salad, green beans and a roll costs $13. The dinner menu Friday or Saturday ($16) adds leg of lamb.

An a la carte menu also offers gyros, souvlaki, Greek salad and flaming cheese (saganaki).

(Insider tip: Rush over for the chocolate baklava drizzed with chocolate sauce, but don’t miss the vanilla or chocolate ekmek custard with toasted almonds.)

Drinks include Greek or American coffees, wine and beer.

It’s open at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2020 N.W. 21st St. at Jacksboro Highway (Texas 199), 817-626-5578;

Bud Kennedy: 817-390-7538, @EatsBeat.