March 2009

Five Columns Newsletter for Sunday, March 01, 2009
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Chicken Parmesan

Try a new monthly special with this Mediterranean specialty, only available for the month of March! Your meal begins with a tossed Caesar salad made with our own homemade recipe for Caesar dressing and house garlic bread. Your main entree features a tender chicken breast that is lightly dusted with seasoned flour, baked with plenty of cheese and then served alongside spaghetti topped with our delicious homemade marinara sauce.


Suggested Wine: Makedonikos White Wine

Kali Orexi!


March 25th

 When the Byzantine Empire fell to Turkey in 1453, Greece remained under Ottoman rule for nearly 400 years. During this time, the Greeks did not let go of their religion, culture or language, thus maintaining a strong sense of identity. On March 25th, 1821, the Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag and started the final revolution against the Ottoman empire. The people shouted "Freedom or Death" and they fought the victorious War of Independence for 9 years, finally liberating Greece as an independent nation. Under the treaty of Constantinople in 1832, Greece was recognized as a free nation.

March 25th is the official anniversary of the revolution that led to Greece's independence and is celebrated as a national holiday in the country. To celebrate this day there are flag parades in every town and a big armed forces parade in Athens. For weeks ahead of time, children memorize poems commemorating the independence and recite them at school in front of family & friends.

Additionally, March 25th is the Christian holiday of Annunciation where Mary is told by the Angel Gabriel that she would soon give birth to the son of God, Jesus.

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March 17th


Saint Patrick, a Roman-Britain born Christian missionary, is a Patron Saint of Ireland. Something you may not know about this Saint is that when he was 16 years old, he was captured by Irish raiders and held as a slave for 6 years in Ireland before escaping and returning to his family. After entering the church he returned to Ireland as a missionary. By the 8th century he had become a Patron Saint and today he is honored on March 17th around the world. Communities hold parades and people dress in green clothing and shamrocks, and eat and drink Irish food / beer. The 1st public celebration of St. Patrick's in the U.S. took place in Boston, MA in 1737 with a parade on March 17th.

2009 has started with a bang, with lots of celebrations taking place at Five Columns. Here are a few examples of families gathering to celebrate a loved one's special day:

The Livermores celebrated Grandma Connie's birthday on January 1st.

Ian Monson celebrated his birthday with close family in February.

Alda McClellan celebrated 93 years with her family and even had a quartet serenade her!

Thank you to those families and to everyone who has celebrated or held a function with us. We very much appreciate it!

If you want to book your next party with us, give us a call at 360-676-9900. Our banquet room can accommodate groups up to 40 people.

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The Livermores



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The Monsons



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      The McClellans                                             The Quartet


Comment Card Winner of a $20 Dinner Gift Certificate
Martina Campbell


Business Card Winner of a Free Lunch
Jack Hardy
Western Solar Inc


Give the gift of great food!

Our gift certificates are available in any dollar amount. Stop by and pick one up for a gift they'll be sure to appreciate!


We serve breakfast Tuesday - Sunday till 3pm. Try us out for traditional bacon & eggs or one of our signature omelets. Don't miss out on Eggs Benedict - only on Sundays!
We serve breakfast the following hours:
Tues - Sat: 11-3
Sunday: 8-3

*Check our website daily for updated specials of the day!


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