Spice it up at the Darmstadt Kebap Festival

by Stacy Roman
Stripes Europe

Looking for a food fest that isn’t the typical beer or wine event? Why not try something a little more exotic and savory? If you missed out on last month’s kebab festival in Frankfurt, you’re in luck! From 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1, taste the deliciousness of kebabs (also known as Döner) at the Darmstädter Kebap Festival.

Kebabs were introduced to Germany in the 1970s when a Turkish immigrant opened up a stand at the Berlin Zoo. The popularity of this dish grew, and restaurants and pop-up shops sprouted up around the country. Traditionally consisting of marinated lamb roasting on a vertical spit, meat is shaved into thin slices for a sandwich or salad, topped with lettuce onions, tomatoes and a garlic yogurt sauce. My favorite version consists of all the above, resting on a bed of crispy Pommes.

The Darmstädter Kebap Festival will feature many different variations of kebabs, as well as refreshing beverages and plenty of live entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/368180156897860.

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