January 2009

Five Columns Newsletter for Thursday, January 01, 2009
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Five Columns Grill Special

Here's a great way to start off the new year. Your meal begins with a traditional Greek salad and our house garlic bread. The main entree includes a tender lamb chop, our famous Greek ribs and a skewer of grilled prawns served over rice pilaf. This tasty special is prepared with our original Greek sauce and herbs.


Suggested Wine: Makedonikos Red Wine

Kali Orexi!


Wishing everyone happiness, joy and many blessings in the New Year.
From all the staff and management at Five Columns Restaurant.

What's your New Year's resolution???

Now's the time when people all over the world make special commitments to themselves to make a change and do things differently in the New Year.

Here are a few steps to help keep those resolutions alive through 2009:

  1. Be committed and come up with a realistic plan to help achieve your goals.
  2. Be prepared for setbacks and don't let them give up your goals.
  3. Track your progress every 1-2 weeks to motivate yourself by celebrating your successes.
  4. Don't make too many resolutions. Pick a realistic, attainable goal within a reasonable timeframe.

Did you know that Bellingham has it's own Polar Dip? Make your resolution official by participating in this year's Resolution Walk/Run & Polar Dip at Lake Padden. It starts at 11am on Jan 1st with a walk or run around the lake and then concludes with a quick (and cold!) dip into Lake Padden. For more info go to www.cob.org.

If you have a special, original or funny resolution, feel free to share it with us by emailing us at jim@fivecolumns.com.


Comment Card Winner of a $20 Dinner Gift Certificate

Bonnie Carr


Business Card Winner of a Free Lunch

Robert Wagner

Thank you to the office of Smith & Barney who celebrated their annual holiday party in December. We all enjoyed the festive music from the Bellingham High School quartet that they had performing for them that evening.


Special Days in January

*January Federal Holiday*

Monday, January 19th is the day to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.

*Greek Name Days in January*

There are a lot of names celebrated in January...here are just a few of the most common ones:

Jan 1st - Saint Basil
Jan 7th - Saint John
Jan 11th - Saint Theodore
Jan 17th - Saint Anthony
Jan 18th - Saint Athanasios
Jan 21st - Saint Maximos & Agnes
Jan 25th - Saint Gregory
Jan 29th - Saint Ignatius

Greek Lesson 101

Here are a few quick phrases you can try out next time you dine with us:

Hello or Goodbye - Yiasou

How are you? - Ti Kaneis

I am doing well - Eime kala

Please - Se parakalo

Thank you - Efharisto

Happy New Year! - Kali Proto Hronia

Trivia Question

What famous Greek isle and popular vacation destination is the following a picture of? Email us if you know the answer.

greek isle(WinCE).jpg

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