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Hosted annually by St. James Armenian Church, the Taste of Armenia attracted a great crowd on Aug. 30. Drawn by the music and aromas, hundreds of people thronged Clark Street between Sherman and Benson Avenues to enjoy the fest.

St. James master chef Kovork Hagopian of Libertyville (and Director of Assisted Living at the Presbyteran Homes in Evanston) shows a festival guest how to roll her own ‘sarma’ stuffed grape leaves.