October 2007

Five Columns Newsletter for Monday, October 01, 2007
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*MONTHLY DINNER SPECIAL*

MEDITERRANEAN STYLE SCALLOPS

This dinner special highlights fresh and tender scallops as the main course! Your meal starts off with our tasty garlic bread and a traditional Greek salad with all the trimmings (feta cheese, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cucumbers & olives). The scallops are sauteed and prepared in a delicious sauce of olive oil, white wine, garlic, artichoke hearts and mushrooms. They are then served over our homemade rice pilaf and topped off with a sprinkling of feta cheese.

$19.95

Enjoy this great dinner with a refreshing glass of Retsina White Wine

KALI OREXI!


BELLYDANCING!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
6:30PM & 7:30PM PERFORMANCES
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
360.676.9900

MONTHLY WINNERS

WINNER OF A $20 DINNER GIFT CERTIFICATE

Sherri Angie

WINNER OF A FREE LUNCH

Tom Carleson
Bellingham Technical College

CONGRATS!


HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Halloween, one of the world's oldest holidays, is said to have its origins in Ireland and dates back to early Celtic rituals of thousands of years ago.

The first official celebration of Halloween in the U.S. occured in Anoka, MN in 1921. It is customary in the U.S. to dress up in costumes (scary and funny alike) and proceed from door to door exclaiming "Trick or Treat" in exchange for candy. Other traditions include bobbing for apples, visiting haunted houses and carving pumpkins.

In Ireland, bonfires are lit in the more rural areas, much as they were in Celtic times, and children all over the country prepare for a night of trick-or-treating. A traditional food eaten is "barnbrack", which is a fruitcake with a treat baked inside. The treats vary and are said to foretell the eater's future.

Mexico, Latin America and Spain all celebrate "El Dia De Los Muertos" or "All Saints Soul's Day" on November 2nd. The celebration takes place over three days and begins on the evening of October 31st. The three days are spent honoring departed loved ones and family members. These types of celebrations have been found to date as far back as ancient Egyptian times.

FUN FACTS
  • There was an estimated 36.1 million "trick or treaters" in 2005 between the ages of 5-13 years old
  • 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were produced from major pumpkin-producing states in 2005, valued at $106 million
  • There were 2,497 formal wear and costume rental shops in the U.S. in 2004

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES!
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OUR BANQUET ROOM CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 40 GUESTS
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PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR RESERVATIONS
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360.676.9900

WELCOME BACK WWU STUDENTS!

Don't forget to take advantage of your student discount when you dine with us!

No coupon necessary, no expiration date, just show us your student ID

When you order 2 entrees and 2 beverages, you will receive 50% off the cost of the equal or lower priced meal!

HAVE A GREAT YEAR!

FALL IS HERE!

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful parts of the country to experience the changing of the fall colors from our evergreen landscape. Here are some other worthwhile destinations that also display great fall colors:

Cuyamaca State Park
Located just Northeast of San Diego, the first week of November is a great time to see the cottonwood and oak trees.

Great River Road
Running along the Mississippi River through Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Wisconsin, this route is a great place, not only to see the fall colors, but to view rustic red barns and visit great antique sotres.

Franconia Notch State Park
This park is located in Lincoln, NH and one of the state's most historic covered bridges is located in the park. Only 54 covered bridges are left in NH, from a one time high of 400.


REMINDER...

Don't forget to visit our website daily at www.fivecolumns.com! We update it every day with great breakfast, lunch and dinner specials!

Also, if you haven't already done so, now is the time to sign up for our birthday and anniversary clubs and receive great certficates to honor your special day! 

You can sign up online through our website or in the restaurant by filling out a comment card. Must have a valid email address to participate.


"Really nice server. Good food, reasonable price. We like coming here. Good Retsina." Robert Wagner Jr

"The lamb shanks were superb." Bob & Sheila Hayes

"The food tastes spectacular. The steak is the best in town - the wonderful Greek seasonings & the mushrooms on top were heavenly." Jim & Fara Torbert

"I love the lamb souvlaki - it is fantastic! Service is outstanding! I also like the layout of the restaurant." Evaan Dossa

"Nice staff. Great appetizers & fantastic portions. We're stuffed!" Erika Crichton & Tom Stanley

"Food is very good, the service is excellent. I appreciate the beautiful atmosphere." Sue Knowlton

"Quality of food & service were outstanding! First time here, but will be back!" Fred Fuhrmeister

"Very pleased with the friendly staff and the very clean restaurant and the very good food." Bobbi Capozza

"We had a great dinner, great service and a really great time. Thank you." Laura Foeung

"Our waiter was excellent. The belly dancer was a nice touch." Pat Soll

"Service was great. I love your food and atmosphere and the service is always excellent." Kathy Lefler

"Our server was excellent, the food was awesome and I don't know what you could do better." Cheryl Tooker

"Pleasant, relaxing ambiance. The food won't disappoint. Prices are right!" Ray & Lynn Gobush