Diples (Thee-place) are Peloponnesian pastries made from thin sheets of dough that have been folded — hence their doubled-over name — while being fried. Each dipla ($2) is then dressed with syrup, crushed walnuts, and cinnamon. They're very brittle and light; a few small pieces blew free in the breeze.
Also shown: a crisp-eared spit-roasted pig, lemony fresh from a procedure that propriety prevents my showing.
Holy Cross Greek Cultural Festival
Ridge Blvd. between 84th and 86th Sts., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
September (the 2012 festival was held September 21-23)