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March 28, 2003, Volume 3 Number 13

Dear "Guam Food Guy" Reader,

You would have been surprised by how delicious the fresh made crepes were at last Saturday's Guam Girl Scouts "Thinking Day" event held at the UOG Field House. Hot, steaming golden-brown crepes were filled with strawberry jam, shredded coconut, nutella chocolate, and palate-pleasing melted butter and sugar! These were really good, and were especially enjoyed by long-time Guam Girl Scout benefactor, business legend Ken Jones, who attended the special annual event. Each troop had a table booth representing a specific country they had studied and they displayed various cultural, geographic, culinary, and tourist information. The troops were creatively dressed in styles of clothing popular to each country, with one troop from the Netherlands wearing yellow paper Dutch girl clogs. It was a veritable mini-United Nations, with learning about different cultures being the prime objective. I was so proud of all of these enthusiastic girls, and was especially touched by the troop from Talofofo representing the Federated States of Micronesia, who later performed a cultural dance. All the troops had a wonderful time, as did the invited dignitaries which included Governor Felix Camacho, Senators Sanford, Kasperbauer, and Fernandez, as well as UOG President and host, Dr. Harold Allen. The French Creperie was the most popular because of its fresh crepes - proving that no matter how big or small the world is, we all love to eat!

Ken, the Guam Food Guy

In Today's Issue:

Around the Island - Bistro Tei 2 Closed, Auntie M's Update, Spay/Neuter Clinic

Bistro Tei 2 in the Hot Point Building in Tumon has closed but the original location between the Westin and the Reef at the other end of Tumon is open and serving a wide variety of Japanese dishes daily.

Auntie M's will reopen in approximately 2 weeks at their new location in Tamuning. As Guam malasada lovers know, their Hagatna site was taken out by the typhoon and we have been malasada-less for much too long. Auntie M's will open across the street from BankPacific in the 2-story building with the Yu-Gi-Oh Card shop as their next door neighbor. We will keep you informed as to specifics on the reopening.

Did you know that one female dog and one male dog and their offspring can produce 4,372 puppies in seven years? How about the 420,000 kittens one female cat and one male cat and their offspring can produce in that same time period? These numbers help explain the large numbers of unwanted animals on the roads and filling the G.A.I.N. Animal Shelter in Yigo. As the low-cost Spay & Neuter Clinic continues on Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30 please bring in any and all cats and dogs to the Agana Heights Community Center. During the course of this clinic, more than 250 animals have been spayed or neutered and received vaccinations as needed.

Silibrasion Mes Chamorro Sunday Brunch - March 30, Holiday Inn Resort

A unique Brunch event will be held this Sunday commemorating the Grand Finale of Chamorro Month celebrations at the Holiday Inn. The theme is "Na' Fitme'I Fina' na'guen I Manaina'ta" ("Strengthen and Value the Teachings of our Elders"). There is a full schedule of performances featuring the Natibu Dance Company and Inentnon Natibu. There will also be numerous craft exhibits by local artisans. These events are being held in cooperation with the Department of Chamorro Affairs. The buffet price is $19.99 per person and 10 for children 4 to 12 years old. Call for reservations at 647-7272, ext 214.

Special Reminder: Guam Girl Scouts Auction & Wine Tasting - Friday April 4

We're getting closer to one of the most-talked about fund-raising events on Guam, the 6th Annual Guam Girl Scouts Auction & Wine Tasting, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Friday April 4, from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are $25.00 and tax-deductible as a charitable donation. They can be purchased at the temporary Guam Girl Scout Center at Suite 200/201, Tumon Bay Business Center, San Vitores Road (just behind the Bank of Guam), or at the door. Call 646-5652 (phones are now working!). Fantastic fun awaits you, and all for a noble cause. Plan to attend - you don't want to miss it this year!

Cornish Pasties Event Marks Possible Career Move For SecureWest Chief

Scores of guests were stunned by the culinary talents of gourmet chef wanna-be Phil Law (his day job is general manager of SecureWest International) last Saturday night when he dished up his famous Cornish Pasties. The party guest list included large contingents from New Zealand, Australia, and Phil's native country, England. Phil's Cornish Pasties are similar to baked turnovers, with one filled with a spicy, flavorful Chicken Curry blend and the other a more traditional beef and potatoes. Law's wife Paula is eagerly looking forward to her husband's possible future career from being "in security" to "cooking in the kitchen." Where's the recipe, Phil - hungry readers need to know!?!

'TimeOut' for Great Thai - $8 Lunch Buffet A Hit!

Harmon Industrial Park has just recently become home to what is destined to become one of Guam's must-do Thai dining experiences - the TimeOut Sports Lounge's Thai Cuisine Lunch Buffet! Now going on it's third week, the TimeOut all-you-can-eat buffet offers a modest selection of quality Thai favorites for $8, including Ice Tea. The buffet is open Monday thru Friday, from 11am to 2:30p.m. TimeOut is located on the ground floor of the HBC (Harmon Business Center) on the main road entering Harmon Industrial Park just down from GTA.

An a la carte dinner menu features some other well-known Thai dishes such as Thai Fried Rice $6, Pad Thai $7.50, Thai Curry $8.50, Panang $8, Tom Yum Soup $7.50, Green Papaya Salad $7.50, and Spicy Thai Salad $7.50, with your choice of squid, beef, prawns, or seafood. Dinner is served Monday thru Thursday, from 5pm to 10pm, and Friday and Saturdays, 6pm to midnight.

TimeOut Sports Lounge has long been a popular local hang-out for the working folk whose offices and warehouses are in Harmon. There are pool tables and a few electronic games for entertainment, as well as several TV monitors with one big screen TV. The juke box is filled with all the best sounds, spanning decades of great popular R&B, Rock, Soul, and Country music! Though TimeOut used to have some terrific home-made pupus, such as kadon pika, it never fancied itself as a restaurant until after Super Typhoon Pongsona presented an unexpected gift to co-owners Janet Pangelinan and Rose Dela Montagne, in the form of "Tim", a talented Thai lady who was most recently cooking up memorable food at Tumon's Ban Thai until the storm blew it away. The three were already friends and when the opportunity arose (let's face it, Tim can't live unless she's productively pleasing people with her extraordinary cooking!) it offered a great chance for TimeOut to expand. Tim's been cooking at TimeOut for just over a month, and the word has been spreading like a No. 9 Green Curry or just a few degrees hotter than "wildfire"!!

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