Guam Diner Bytes
Adios, November!! Hello, December!! Yes, it’s that special time of year again when we know that the Christmas Holiday season is about to jump into full gear. How do we know this on Guam when there’s no snow to be found? We know it because the Hilton’s Christmas Train is back on track and on the ground (not airborne)! The holidays officially started last night (November 29) with a countdown and a chorus of whistles blown by a lobby full of young kids when Hilton General Manager Makoto “Earnie” Yasuhara gave the go signal launching the trains. This event was made more special with a large contingent of the Guam Girl Scouts singing Christmas songs.
This year’s proceeds from the sponsorships for the train will be donated to Autism Community Together. One thing you can count on is that Guam knows how to celebrate the Christmas holidaysÑjust check out all the Christmas lights, trees, banners, and holiday displays (the island’s official X’mas display is located just north of Tumon Sands Plaza and across from the Hyatt). Another telltale sign is the shopping centers with all the holiday sales! Be sure to donate to the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive campaign to help the less fortunate. Even better, be a volunteer bell ringer and show true Christmas compassion! On Sunday December 9 a special food event organized by Sweet Mango Marketing will be held in the Center Court of the Agana Shopping Center. This event features some of Guam’s best known restaurants which will be putting on live cooking demos and offering free samples of holiday appetizers and desserts. Proceeds from this event will help benefit Operation Christmas Drop. You will also have an opportunity to purchase a new 2013 Recipe Calendar at a special event price of $6.00 (after the event the price rises to $12).
Among the restaurants participating are Meskla, PROA, Katre Bistro, Sea Grill, Tony Roma’s, TGI Friday’s, Sugarnomics, Meskla on the Cove, Benii, En Japanese, Capricciosa, Tumon Bay Lobster & Grill, The Beach, Sunset Grill, and Logan Farms. Come on down and enjoy the fun! There will be a special appearance by “Super Chef” and Santa Claus! Bring the family for a fun Christmas-themed food event.