March 2010

Five Columns Newsletter for Monday, March 01, 2010
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MONTHLY DINNER SPECIAL

Lamb Chops & Garlic Prawns

Come in for dinner in March to try this great combination plate.

Your meal will begin with our house garlic bread and a small Greek salad consisting of romaine lettuce, feta cheese, tomatoes, green peppers, olives, cucumbers and red onions topped with our homemade Greek salad dressing. The main entree includes 2 charbroiled tender lamb chops dressed with our homemade lemon and olive oil Greek sauce and 4 garlic prawns prepared in our special garlic, wine and herb sauce. This meal is served with a side of homemade oven-roasted Greek potatoes.

$19.95

Suggested Wine: Makedonikos Red


MARCH 25th - GREEK INDEPENDENCE

Greeks all over the world celebrate this momentous Greek holiday that commemorates their freedom from the Ottoman Empire. In Greece, large parades are held as adults and children alike dress in traditional attire representative of their region and gather in the streets and the churches to celebrate, eat and recite poems. March 25th is also a religious holiday as it marks the day when the Virgin Mary was told she was to bear the son of God.

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Greek Military Fustanella - the traditional white pleaded skirt worn by warriors in ancient battles. Here it is worn by an officer of the Greek Presidential Guard in Athens.

 

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Greek dancing in the streets, wearing traditional costumes.


KOSTA'S SPECIALS

Head down South to Mukilteo for some more great dinner specials!

Steak & Prawns Dinner $19.95

1/2 Slab Mediterrean Ribs Dinner $15.95

NOW serving breakfast 7 days a week 9am - 2pm. Enjoy some great homemade breakfast food.

8306 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA 98275
425-355-2400

www.kostascuisine.com


CALL IN FOR TAKE-OUT

No time for a sit down meal??? No problem.

 

We do take out orders for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Whether it's for an intimate dinner for two at home or a luncheon for work, give us a call!

For large group take-out orders, please call 2-3 days in advance.


MONTHLY WINNERS!

Comment Card Winner of a $20 Dinner Gift Certificate

Randy Sheffield

 

Business Card Winner of a Free Lunch

Margot Wade-Terry
Bethel Guardian


GREEK ORIGIN OF THE OLYMPICS

With the 2010 Winter Olympics just coming to a close, it is a reminder of the ancient roots the games have to Greece. To honor the birthplace of the Olympics, every time the games come around, the Olympic torch is lit and begins its journey around the world in Olympia Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics. To the ancient Greeks, fire was considered to have sacred qualities, therefore the torch is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera. The original games were held in Olympia from the 8th century B.C. until the 5th century A.D. It wasn't again until the late 19th century that Baron Pierre de Coubertin was inspired to revive the games and formed the International Olympic Committee in 1894. As a result, the first games under the IOC were held in Athens in 1896. That same year the Olympic anthem was written by Kostis Palamas and composed by Spyros Samara. The song is played as the Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony.


WWU STUDENT DISCOUNT

Buy one entree, receive the 2nd for 1/2 off!

Valid all year long for breakfast, lunch or dinner entrees. Only valid with 2 current student ID's. 1/2 off taken from equal or lesser valued meal.  


GREEK WEATHER FORECAST

Athens will greet the month of March with a cloudy but warm day with temperatures reaching 69 degrees F on March 1st. The rest of the month should average around the low 60's for high temperatures which is very typical for springtime in Greece. Rain still continues but there will undoubtedly be days of sun as well!

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Ruins in Athens taken at sunset


BOOK OUR BANQUET AREA

From celebrating birthdays to gathering with friends, call us to reserve our baquet room for any party or meeting.

360-676-9900

We can accommodate groups up to 40 people.


JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST

We open early on Sunday at 8am and serve up great breakfast classics until 3pm.

 

Tuesday - Saturday our breakfast & lunch hours are 11am - 3pm for those days when you need a late breakfast.

Also, don't miss out on Eggs Benedict...only on Sundays!


MARCH HIGHLIGHTS  

Here are some important March dates not to forget:

Sunday, 14th - Daylight Saving Time begins

Wednesday, 17th - Saint Patrick's Day

Saturday, 20th - 1st day of Spring

Sunday, March 28th - Palm Sunday

Monday, March 29th - Passover begins at sundown


 

"Calamari was fresh tasting and very tender, tzatziki sauce was awesome. This is our first time here. Will come back to try lamb chops and seafood." Jessica Miller

 

 

"The meat and salad were good. Jason was good too. Just right." Kevin McSurdy

 

 

 

"I really liked everything. The salad was sooo good and the pita and tzatziki was sooo good!" Lena Alhumol

 

 

 

"Service was great! So was food. Very good pace and large serving sizes. I love it here and will definitely bring all my friends." Jessica Jay

 

 

"Friendly staff, great food, all around wonderful place to eat!!!" Steven Wright

 

 

 

"Very good service, friendly staff, great food, comfortable atmosphere, nice lighting." Renee Robinson

 

 

 

"Our waiter Justin was extremely polite, truly cared about our service. Beautiful atmosphere." James Pasielko

 

 

 

"It was perfect! Tzatziki and friendly service. " Ann Daranouvong

 

 

"Well done tonight. It was our first time." Mark & Julie Metge

 

 

 

"Friendly service, great atmosphere, large servings." Janell Sutherland

 

 

"Don't change - we like - service and ribs." Dennis Wilson

 

 

 

"Great job. Delicious food, great service." Randy Sheffield

 

 

"Atmosphere is cozy & romantic, great service, great food." Matt Bird

 

 

 

"Excellent food and service." Thomas Williams

 

 

 

"Enjoyed the food!" Jared Greene