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March 22, 2002, Volume 2 Number 12


Dear "Guam Food Guy" Reader,

"Awareness". That's what I conveyed and experienced during each of five "Career Day" sessions at DDESS Guam High School this past Wednesday. Describing my vocation as the Guam Food Guy, as well as how my life's work, talents, and passions contributed to my evolution, was a learning exercise for both the students and for me. They'd never heard of me, so I was able to give them a brief history of my food service career and how I use technology to provide a means of communicating useful information to consumers about local restaurants, recipes and related subjects. Nearly all of them use the Internet for research and for exchanging emails, and though I don't expect them to make dining decisions for their families in the near future, I am confident they will remember my story and some will tell their parents about our web site, guamdiner.com. Even the teachers I met didn't know about the web site, and they told me they'd spread the word. They wanted to know WHERE to go eat, and wanted to know more about local recipes as well as the latest news about new restaurants and food experiences.

My "awareness" about these young people came from the communication links we established. They were bright, intelligent, curious, playful, and generally attentive, although the occasional outbursts from a few provided more comic relief - I was already funny - but this allowed them to "play" with me. They all love to eat and some even like to cook. When I asked how many of them wanted to work in the restaurant business, several stated they'd like to become chefs. These young people are the next wave of consumers, and judging from the favorable reactions I received, I know they'll remember the positive ideas, enthusiasm, and encouragement I offered during my sessions, as well as how the "Guam Food Guy" describes food and eating with a passion.

When was the last time you talked about food, or anything, with a passion? Try it...you'll be amazed by how much it will "color" your life, and enrich your interactions with others.

In Today's Issue:

  • Stanlee's Adds Baskins-Robbins
  • Windward Hills Country Club Offers Local Golfer Specials
  • Dim Sum Night Launches March 22 at Marriott Cafe
  • Cottontail Run/Walk 5K Benefiting Guam Girl Scouts - March 30
  • New Menu at Inn Spot Streamlines Selections
  • Corridos 848 - Guam's Largest Salad Bar & Korean Buffet

Stanlee's Adds Baskins-Robbins

G-day, mate! Stanlee's Deli & Liquor Store has recently added a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Counter to its diverse service offerings, and it is already receiving rave reviews from customers who appreciate the pause that refreshes "I SCREAM for ICE CREAM!" Sundaes, Banana Splits, and cones and cups, a fine selection of flavors for all ages. I'm still surprised that many folks haven't been to Stanlee's. Aside from boasting Guam's largest selection of specialty wines, liquor, and beers, there are Stanlee's renowned Deli sandwiches created from high quality ingredients and home-made flax-seed bread. Stanlee's also has imported Australian groceries, dry goods, and is now featuring a super-duper special on Swiss-Hawaiian watches from the Time Tower - low prices for high value, stylish time pieces. Get down to Stanlee's. You'll always find something you'll like!

Windward Hills Country Club Offers Local Golfer Specials

Windward Hills Country Club located on the Cross Island Road (Rt. 17) in Yona has special Daily and Weekend Rates for local golfers. Windward Hills CC has been around for many years and is a long time favorite of local golfers. Monday through Friday you can play for $30 per round and that includes your green fee, cart and choice of entree from their Daily Lunch Specials. The fee is only $25 if you don't require lunch. Saturdays and Sundays it $35 per round including lunch and $30 without. Additionally, groups of 10 receive a $5 per person discount. All in all, it adds up to a great deal for a round of golf in a lovely location. Call 789-1612/1281/1286 for reservations.

Dim Sum Night Launches March 22 at Marriott Cafe

Starting March 22, you and your family can enjoy Chef Leland Feng's famous Dim Sum and Cantonese food, every Friday Night at the Marriott Cafe. A feast of your favorite Dim Sum and Cantonese food awaits you in all-you-can-eat style. Make this a new family tradition at the Marriott!

Friday Night Dim Sum Buffet (includes iced tea)
Marriott Cafe Fridays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Adult $25*; Child $12.50*

* Plus 10% service charge

For reservations, please call 648-1610.

Cottontail Run/Walk 5K Benefiting Guam Girl Scouts - March 30

Guam Girl Scouts and Cost-U-Less will host the first annual Cottontail Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, March 30. Show time is 5:30 a.m. at the Cost-U-Less Tamuning parking lot. Go time is 6:00 a.m. The course starts on San Antonio Road in front of Cost-U-Less in Tamuning, then runs west to the ITC intersection. From there, runners will go south on Marine Drive and onto Camp Watkins Road, then proceed to Farenholt Avenue, where they will head south back to Cost-U-Less.

Pre-registration begins Friday, March 22 at both Cost-U-Less locations and at Hornet Sporting Goods in Tamuning. Pre-registrants pay $5 each or $20 per group of five. Walk-ons pay $10. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts may enter for $2 each and are encouraged to sign up early. All proceeds benefit Guam Girl Scouts.

For 67 years here on Guam, Girl Scouting has been inspiring girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouts is where today's girls become tomorrow's leaders. Through activities that are personally challenging, girls learn decision-making skills and build self-confidence. With the support of trained, caring adults, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

New Menu at Inn Spot Streamlines Selections

The Inn Spot, located in Hunter's Inn on Ipao Road in Tamuning, pared down its menu to concentrate on popular favorites. For breakfast, you haven't had French Toast until you've tried their Crunch French Toast for $3.75, including your choice of Grilled Bacon, Ham or Sausage. A special Children's breakfast is available,as is a Chamorro breakfast. A specialy is the Filipino Sunrise a whole Milkfish ($5.25) or half ($3.99) with an egg, rice and coffee; Or your choice of Longanisa or Tocino ($6.25) with 2 eggs, rice and coffee. Oven-baked breakfast bread is included. Breakfast service is from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Inn Spot bill of fare features all day entrees, with seafood, chicken, pork and beef creations, as well as a Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo ($8.00) and Linguine with Fresh Marinara Sauce ($8.50). Of course, we must not forget the Inn Spot's signature Baked Mexican Bread Pizza ($5.99) which has sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives and jalapeno peppers! Yumm!

Call 647-8970, ext. 115, for more information on dining at the Inn Spot.

Corridos 848 - Guam's Largest Salad Bar & Korean Buffet

Corridos 848, located on the first floor of the Pia Marine Tower in Upper Tumon, across from Chuck's Steak House, was renowned for years as having the best salad bar selection, and a menu with daily specials that constantly drew crowds. Everyone would rave about their signature Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl - in fact, the salad bar and soup became a total meal! Later, when the management contract with the Dai Ichi hotel ended, Corridos 848 lost its charm and diminished in quality.

The good news is that Corridos 848 is now under new ownership - not just any ownership - but under the direction of Sonia Han, Guam's Korean Fast Food Queen (Imperial Garden and Mongo Mongo Mongolian BBQ). Along with her new husband, Ho Young Lee, they have worked through their honeymoon to bring Corridos 848 back into a position of supremacy when it comes to getting your money's worth!

The famous Corridos 848 salad bar is a vegetarian's dream with several dozen vegetables to choose from, as well as potato and macaroni salads,fruit and tofu. You can expect to find thinly sliced red onions, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, baby corn, corn kernels, egg wedges, purple cabbage, olives, celery, celery tips, green onions, seaweed, red radish, pickled radish (daigo), cucumbers, squash, lettuce, green beans, carrots, bean sprouts, tomatoes, green & red bell peppers, pepperocini, kidney beans, escarole, eggplant, mushrooms and more.

The lunch and dinner service are an all-you-can-eat Korean Buffet, with add-ons. We came for dinner (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.) priced at $9.99, and found ourselves amongst a whirlwind of dining activity. Many of the guests were Korean tourists travelling as groups. There was a fair representation of locals, too...

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Bon Appetit!

The Guam Food Guy

Don't miss this week's features at guamdiner.com!

  • Featured Recipe - Baked Ham with Mustard-Honey Glaze
  • Wine Feature - Learning to Match Food with Wine
  • Health & Nutrition Feature - Sugar Myths
  • Entertaining at Home Feature - Plan a Special Easter Brunch
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