By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Feb 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

One of the problems with Milwaukee in the winter is that it isn't summer and all those festivals aren't around every weekend.

Not this coming weekend, however.

"A Taste of Greece" will take place at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Saturday and Sunday.

Let me start with the church. I don't know if you've ever seen it but it's an absolutely magnificent structure. I'm not that big on churches, but this work of Frank Lloyd Wright is a lasting testament this spectacular talent. Look at the church and you will see the brotherly ties with the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Wright was entranced by circular form in his last years, and both buildings are examples of that.

Tours of the church will be available at the event this weekend and if you've never seen it, this is an opportunity too good to pass up. The place is breathtaking.

Now, let's talk about food. After all, this is called A Taste of Greece.

I love all kinds of food, but Greek food is right near the top of my list. Lamb, lamb and more lamb. Plus saganaki, Greek chicken, gyros, pastichio, Greek salad and those fantastic Greek pastries.

Maybe I can also get an answer to a question I've long asked: "Is a gyros sandwich really a Greek dish?" I tend to think it's a lot like pizza and Italy. Of course, I could be wrong about this whole thing.

If you go to this thing, you can even see the Hellenic Dancers. I don't know about you, but it doesn't make any difference to me whether it's the Krakow Dancers or the Irish Dancers or the Philippine Dancers, those ethnic dance troops play to a very select audience. But if it's your thing, they will be there. The only one I like is the Ko-Thi dancers.

But I'd say even without an answer to my question, A Taste of Greece promises to be a welcome break from our sudden season of winter.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.