April 2009

Five Columns Newsletter for Wednesday, April 01, 2009
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Surf n Turf

This month's special covers the best of both worlds!

Your meal begins with a cup of the soup of the day or a small Greek salad and our house garlic bread. The main course includes a lean & tender NY steak hand-cut and charbroiled to your specifications accompanied with 3 prawns sauteed in a garlic & herb sauce and served alongside your choice of homemade rice pilaf or potatoes.


Suggested Wine: Stimson Estate Cellars Cabernet

Kali Orexi!

March was a Great Month for People to Gather & Celebrate!

We had lots of great groups celebrate in our banquet room last month. Here are a few of the special occasions that took place:

A group of cousins got together to catch up and celebrate each other.
Bellingham Emblem Club had an appreciation luncheon for their president Donna Hawkins.
Rena Florence (96 years old) and Aleta Bringhurst (94 years old) celebrated with a joint birthday party.




Cousins Get-Together




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Bellingham Emblem Club 489 Luncheon



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Double Birthday Celebration



Thank you to everyone who has shared a special occasion with us by celebrating in the restaurant!

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.


Kalo Pascha!

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Sunday, April 12th

Greek Orthodox Easter: Sunday, April 19th

Braised Lamb Shanks will be our featured dinner special!

Make your reservations for Easter now!

Breakfast & Lunch: 8am - noon
Dinner: noon - close


Comment Card Winner of a $20 Dinner Gift Certificate

Margaret Connors


Business Card Winner of a Free Lunch

Denna Boyington


April Greek Name Days

A Greek name day is just what it sounds like; a certain day where everyone with a particular name is honored. It is also referred to as your Saint's Day since most Greek names have a religious origin.

In Greece, a person's name day is often celebrated more than a birthday and much the same with plenty of gifts and lots of sweet treats. It is tradition for the person celebrating their name to prepare all the desserts and open up their home for friends and family to drop by throughout the day for a cup of Greek coffee and a dessert.

The process of deciding which name to give a child involves much thought, but typically follows a precise Greek tradition. The first-born in a family is often given the name of one of the paternal grandparents, thus keeping a long line of the same name alive in a family over many generations.

April does not have very many name days, but here are a few popular names that are celebrated this month:

April 15: Leonidas (Leo)

April 23: George & Georgia

April 24: Elisabeth (Lisa)

April 25: Marcos (Mark)


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3pm - 6pm Tuesday through Sunday

Join us for great food & signature drink specials!

All food items on the Happy Hour Menu are $5.95 and include great Greek classics like the Gyro Sandwich, Dolmades and Pork or Chicken Skewers.


Check our website daily to find out the day's specials.  Go online to www.fivecolumns.com for all our food specials. We update them daily!


Email us your funny April Fool's Day stories. We'd love to hear about any great jokes.

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