March 2008 Newsletter

Five Columns Newsletter for Saturday, March 01, 2008
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Five Columns Steak

For the whole month of March, we are featuring our tender and lean Top Sirloin steak, charbroiled to your specifications. The steak is seasoned and topped with our homemade Greek lemon sauce, fresh sauteed onions and sprinkled with Feta cheese. This dinner is served with Greek potatoes and includes our house garlic bread and a Greek salad before hand.


Enjoy this great dinner with a glass of Naousa Red Wine

Kali Orexi!


Comment Card Winner of a $20 Dinner Gift Certificate
Eddie Pankow
(Mac & Mac Electric)

Business Card Winner of a Free Lunch
Dick & Lori
(Courtesy Recycling Scrap Metal Pick Up)


Here are some common (and not-so-common) March celebrations

Sunday, March 2nd
Dr. Seuss' Birthday & Read Across America Day

Sunday, March 9th
Daylight Savings Begins

March 10th - March 16th
Girl Scouts Week

Monday, March 17th
St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 20th
First Day of Spring

Sunday, March 23rd

Tuesday, March 25th
Greek Indepence Day

FYI - March is National Nutrition Month & National Women's History Month


See how savvy you are on your Five Columns knowledge. The correct answers will be in next month's newsletter!
  • What was the Five Columns called before it became Five Columns?
  • What kind of tree towers in the center of the restaurant?
  • How long has the Christopoulos family owned the restaurant?
  • Where did they live before moving to Bellingham?
  • Does Five Columns serve breakfast? If so, when?
  • What is the "flaming cheese" appetizer called?


March 25th is a big holiday celebrated all throughout Greece, in honor of their independence from the Ottoman Empire. It is also the day of a religious holiday, the Freast of the Annunciation, when the Virgin Mary was told she was carrying the divine child. Thus, celebrations occur both in the churches and on the streets. In Athens, military parades take place and people go out to celebrate.

In the United States, parades also take place in large cities like Boston, Chicago and New York, where many Greeks have made their homes. The President also identifies this holiday each year with a proclamation reminding citizens of the contributions of Greece to democracy and of the ongoing contributions of expatriate Greeks in their communities throughout the world.

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"The service was excellent! The food spectacular!" Rebekah Heikes

"Kept water glasses full, good service, amazing food with good spices and seasoning, too many fantastic appetizers to chose from, got full before meal, now have amazing leftovers." Sam Dayley

"Dolmades & greek potatoes & garlic prawns & salad. Forward my mail - I'm moving in!" Stacey Moore

"The house wine was good, meal was great!" John & Lisa Hewitson

"The food is excellent and the staff is so friendly. I love coming here." Rachel Witter

"The food, the ambience, yummy sauce, and great service!" Sarah Pounds

"The ribs, salad, service was great! Very friendly, great food." Lane Davis

"Our waiter was very nice and attentive!!!" Bailey Martinet

"The flavors! Everything was rich and delightful. The tastes complemented on another perfectly. Everything was delicious." Marc Hobbs

"I liked the authenticity of the decor, food and service. Everything was top notch!" Heather McKesson

"Loved it all. Good Service. Good Foods. Nice Place." Nicki Bailey