Guam Diner Bytes: Shenanigans Restaurant
March is Chamorro Month! Biba Chamoru! Biba Guahan!
What better way to kick off this month-long celebration than to start off with a new holiday! Yes, March 1 was Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day, as proclaimed by acting Governor Ray Tenorio. Keep your eyes and ears open for news about village happenings pertaining to Chamorro Month festivities and exhibits.
I know of one food competition usually held at Cost U Less Tamuning around the middle of the month where you can sample hot and spicy kadon pika. Among the things I look forward to is going to the bank branches and GovGuam offices (GPA and GWA) where you can see beautiful decorations commemorating Chamorro Month and highlighting our local culture. Too bad we can’t celebrate Chamorro month all year long!
While recently on Saipan, I noticed a large official announcement in the Saipan Tribune that Shenanigans is now a licensed certified angus beef restaurant! There was a color photo of a beautiful red juicy steak (I swear it was calling my name!) with words to the effect that Shenanigans (already renowned for their creative and delicious culinary creations) now was ensuring customers that they will only serve the best beef available on Saipan! If I wasn’t in the mood for steak before, I definitely was craving one now!!
I invited my colleague and friend Kuya-Ben Tabin to join me and hoped that we’d be able to meet up with Shenanigans’ proprietor, Bel Busby, while having dinner. Well, the hope became a dream fulfilled when Bel not only greeted us, but joined us for dinner.
Yes, we all had CAB (certified angus beef) steaks! Ben ordered the Steak Peppercorn ($25.95) and both Bel and I had the T-bone steak ($25.95), which has an intoxicating mushroom demi-glace sauce. I had been thinking Italian earlier that day so I had a Linguine Alfredo with my steak. We all enjoyed her spicy tomato with corn tortilla soup before our entrees and shared a bottle of Woodbridge Merlot while we chatted away.
Bel was reveling in her new CAB licensure status as it comes during her four-year celebration of being open for business. As part of her anniversary, they were donating 20 percent of special dinner sales for each Saturday of February to a worthy non-profit in need.
The special dinner is priced at $50 and had two seating times – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. A special menu was also offered and Saturday, March 1 for those who couldn’t make the dinners during February. Before I forget, yes, the steaks were fabulous! You get only the best at Shenanigans.