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Fun City By The Sea

Updated every Friday
by Saichon Paewsoongnern

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Do you have an event at your place,or do you have special offers?
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“Community Happenings ”
Fax: 038- 427 596
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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up. Send us your happening by email to: [email protected] or by fax 038 427 596.

Clubs

The Hard Rock Hotel ‘Star Lower’ will be the venue for the Pattaya International Ladies Club May coffee morning on Tuesday May 17 from 10.30 a.m. - till midday. The address: Hard Rock Hotel, 429 Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road, Tel no: 038 428 755 - 9.

The Irish Society of Pattaya meets every Monday from 6 p.m. at Maggie May’s Bar in Soi Chaiyapoon. Free buffet and Guinness at 100. For more information email: [email protected]

The speaker at the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) on Sunday May 15 will be Dr. Alongkorn Chutinun, who was appointed as neurosurgeon to Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital in 2003. Research into neurological disorders has revealed an increasing number of people suffering in various ways, many unaware of the fact. Members will have the opportunity to learn more about the role of the neurosurgeon and ways to prevent the development of problems in this area. As usual the meeting will start at 10.30 a.m. at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant on North Pattaya Beach Road, buffet breakfast available from 9.30. The meetings are open to everyone, visitors welcome. For more information visit the website at www.pattaya cityexpatsclub.com

The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard’s weekly luncheon meeting is at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Meetings are on Tuesdays, beginning at 12:30. President: Martin Brands [email protected] mobile 01 795 76476.

The Welsh Society of Pattaya meets at ‘The Prince of Wales’ in Khao Noi every Saturday at 6 p.m. Free grub of some sort will be laid on. Any other nationalities interested in rugby are also welcome. For more info please call 01 865 4382 or visit: http://www. geocities.com/princeofwales pattaya/

The Dutch Expats Club Pattaya (NVP) meets the last Thursday of every month at Dolphin Apartments, Soi 20, South Pattaya Road. They also have groups for bridge, computers, Thai language, fishing, literature and much more. For more information email: [email protected]

Scandinavian Expats Pattaya meet the second Sunday of every month. For details contact John tel. 01 523 6080 or Per tel. 07 083 3834.

Dining

Enjoy Lunch and Dinner at The Bay, Dusit Resort Pattaya until May 31. Pasta gives more pleasure to diners than any other dish around the world, and Italians and non-Italians alike are grateful to Marco Polo for bringing the basic recipe from China many centuries ago. Therefore, as a summary of the encyclopedia of pasta, chefs at The Bay Italian Restaurant, Bar & Terrace have made a remarkable 12 kinds of pasta dishes, which will be served with matching special salad combination. For more information or reservation please call Tel: 0 3842 5611-7 Ext. 2149-2150.

The newest Mexican Restaurant in town, Mikes has a full range of imported Mexican chilies and spices to complete their menu of quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas and enchiladas. Wash it down with some fresh fruit daiquiris and margaritas. Mikes is located on Thappraya Road just before Jomtien Nivate Village on the way to Jomtien. Call 038 364 593 for details.

Check out Chez Georges special Monday menu with Kir Royal aperitif, cold appetizer, a choice of meat or fish main dish plus dessert and a glass of red or white wine followed by tea or coffee all for just 580 baht. Don’t miss out on the special seafood and steak dinners. Call Chez Georges, Pattaya Third Road for reservations 038 723 219 (closed Tuesdays).

Casa Pascal Fine Dining is proud to announce their new Gourmet Set Menu from May 15 until May 21 including House Champagne, Amuse Bouche, Colombard Chardonnay white wine served with goose liver terrine and chilled cucumber soup with dill sprigs and French walnuts, imported fresh salsify and artichokes over-baked with a mornay sauce, mango sherbet or with butterfly ridge shiraz cabernet with a choice of pan seared crystal prawns on zesty vegetable needles with pesto and red capsicum sauce or grilled beef tender loin on darphine potatoes and b้arnaise sauce and mixed berries in crispy brique dough on a janduja chocolate cream or selection of premium French cheese followed by coffee or tea with a glass of Calvados, Grappa, Remy Martin, Williams. Menu only 1,050++ baht, menu with unlimited beverages 2,100++ baht. Pamper yourself with the fine touch of culinary art! For more information www. restaurant-pattaya.com

Every Friday and Saturday night bouzouki and sirtaki tunes will resound at the Art Café Pattaya. Then the original Greek style gyros grill will be lit and authentically spiced lamb gyros freshly shaved from the spit will be served. Eating as much gyros as one likes costs 390 baht net including one glass of Ouzo - the original Greek aperitif. Art Cafe offers exquisite dining in a romantic ‘al fresco’ setting as well as air-conditioned seating inside the restaurant. Art Caf้ Pattaya, Soi 16 Pattaya Naklua Road. Phone 0 3836 7652 for details.

At the Ace Cafe, Hanuman Corner, Jomtien, you can enjoy a wealth of breakfast choices from double croissant with butter & jam, fresh orange juice and large tea or coffee at only 55 baht to the SOS hangover special of bacon, eggs, beans, toast, mushrooms, fried potatoes, tomato, black pudding, sausages, orange juice and tea or coffee at only 185 baht! Fresh milk and natural brown mineral sugar with your 20 baht giant mug of coffee... unbeatable! Imported Tetley or PG breakfast tea? Got it! English made Cumberland sausages, quality back bacon, whole-wheat toast, fresh ground coffee... we’ve got the lot, will never substitute quality for quantity and will match any other local price. Kitchen opens at 8.30 in the morning and doesn’t close till 11pm! Now introducing “Somtam Sundays”... this was a winner at our previous pub the “Old Speckled Hen”... bring the missus for a Sunday lunchtime drink and enjoy as much som tam as you can handle... Free! We offer no such thing as Happy Hour... we have Happy Afternoon’s, where from mid-day till 5 all bottled beer is just 49 baht, and draught at only 39 baht! We have an excellent Thai food menu too, so see you down at the Ace Cafe today.

The Empress Chinese Restaurant, 9th Floor Dusit Resort Pattaya, bids goodbye in the grand manner. Chinese head chef Jeeradech during the final month of his operation offers a selection of fine imperial specialities, all based on authentic recipes in Chinese culinary history when the emperor and empress held lavish banquets in old Peking (Beijing). Director of food & beverage, Jakrapong Vitayasirikul also treats every diner to one complimentary Champagne Cocktail. Cheers. For reservations for the final curtain at The Empress, tel: 0 3842 5611-7 Ext. 2276.

The Grapevine Bar, Restaurant & Beer serves breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. For dinner, the tacos, pizza, and lasagne are especially popular. SOS, which isn’t easy to find in Pattaya, is also on the breakfast menu. Roast beef sandwiches and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches (served with potato salad) are also getting great reviews. Victoria Bitter beer and Fosters Light Ice. Grapevine is located in the Regent Marina complex between Second and Beach Road. Open daily from 8.30 a.m.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials; Monday Steak Night 150 baht, Tuesday 100 baht Jameson’s Full Meal, Wednesday Curry Night - All-U-Can-Eat 250 baht, Thursday Spaghetti & Meatballs 100 baht, Friday Fish & Chips 150 baht, Saturday & Sunday Roast Carvery 350 baht. So don’t miss out; drop in to Jameson’s the Irish Pub, Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: info @jamesons-pattaya.com Web Address: www.jamesons-pattaya.com

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya is continuing their Theme Buffet Evenings in 2005. Tuesdays - Verandah Coffee Shop for the Asian buffet dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 420 baht ++, children 220 baht ++. On Wednesdays-La Mer Restaurant has a Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 450 baht ++, children 250 baht ++. Friday’s at the Verandah Coffee Shop it’s a BBQ & Seafood buffet dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 500 baht ++ and children 280 baht ++. On Saturdays the Verandah Coffee Shop lays out an international buffet dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 450 baht ++ and children 250 baht ++. Pamper yourself with the exceptional variety of all-you-eat favourites, dazzlingly laid out for an evening of leisurely dining. For reservations please call 038 428 155 ext 1620-1 or email: Pattaya @montien.com

Don’t miss Tropical Bert’s Beach Bar (Soi Regent Marina) Sunset Happy Hours, from 6pm to 8pm every day you can get Draught Guinness for only 140 Bt a pint and that’s not a misprint, Draught Heineken 100 Bt a pint, Tiger, Singha and Chang 45 Bt a bottle, Heineken 55 Bt a bottle. Johnnie Red, Gordon’s Gin and Smirnoff Vodka all at 60 Bt, for eats there are giant burgers and jumbo hot dogs at 80 Bt so you can eat, drink and watch a great sunset over Pattaya Bay. Also, Aussie beer promotion on at the moment with Crown Lager at 100 Bt, Fosters, Fosters Light and VB at 80 Bt all day. With Quiz Nights on Sunday and Monday, golf every Tuesday and no hassle parking (20 Bt) Tropical Bert’s is a great place to watch Pattaya and the world go by.

Entertainment

Country and Western Music Night every Wednesday in an air-conditioned lounge from 5 p.m. at Love Birds Lounge. Sick of Rock and Pop; come along for a Country sing along. Bring you own guitar or instruments or use ours. Draught beer 35 baht from 5 to 7 pm. Food: half chicken and chips 100 baht, fish and chips 120 baht and a full English menu. Rooms condo size with kitchen, aircon and bathrooms 400-600 baht and only 50 meters from the beach. Love Birds Lounge, Soi Nine, Jomtien Beach Rd. Phone 038 233 710.

Drink as much as you can at Henry J. Bean’s Bar and Grill every Thursday; Hank wants you to have as much fun as possible. For only 499 baht ++ he will let you drink as much as you can until 10 p.m. (You must stick to the same drink - applies to several beverages only). Don’t miss this crazy evening.

Power Jam is back at the Moon River Pub & Restaurant. The band that rocked the Moon River returns with a new singer and a new guitarist. Rock to the sounds of Power Jam and enjoy exotic and delicious cocktails, and other drinks will be served at special discounted Happy Hour prices. Always a fun night out at the Moon River Pub, Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Events

The Tahitian Queen 2 (Soi BJ, Walking Street, South Pattaya) will be holding their 7th Anniversary Party on Saturday May 14 at 8:00 p.m. We’ll be celebrating with free food from Bob’s TQ2 Grill and pitchers of TQ2 Frozen Margaritas all night. Lucky numbers on the hour and a special prize at midnight. Every 7th drink on the house! All are welcome.

AustCham is hosting their next Seaboard Sundowners on Friday, May 20 from 6.30 p.m. The evening’s corporate sponsor is the Sub-Sea & Pipe Protection International Co., Ltd along with the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, catering and venue sponsor. Eastern Seaboard Sundowners is a great opportunity for members and guests of the Australian Chamber to meet, network and exchange views in a social environment. Please arrive on time to take full advantage of the networking. Cost: 300 baht members, 600 baht non-members. Book in advance by calling AustCham office on tel. 0 2210-0216-8 or fax 0 2675-6696.

The Rayong Ladies Circle will open its door for the yearly holiday bazaar. This event will take place on Thursday May 26 from 10 am to 3 pm. The venue is the Eastern Star Golf Clubhouse in Ban Chang. All proceeds to local charities. Everybody is welcome. More information contact: Helle Rants้n on email: [email protected]

Health and Beauty

Yo-Chi-Do, a unique exercise program combining the best of 2 ancient traditions, Yoga and Chi Gong. These classes slow down your aging process, boost your immune system and strengthen your body. Yo-Chi-Do helps improve concentration and leaves you with a wonderful sense of peace and wellbeing. Beginners more than welcome. Classes 10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. every Thursday. Call Jaz 01 862 7146.

Pamper yourself in the privacy of your own home. London trained hairstylist with over 25 years experience is available on Sunday or Monday for haircuts from 500 baht, tin foil highlights and tints from 1,500 and unique butter perms from 1,800 baht. Call John on 07 105 1614 for an appointment.

Have fun and tone your body - Aqua Aerobics. This is a simple and easy way to increase your energy levels without breaking your back. It’s a high energy/low impact workout, which is lots of fun and is a superb body strengthener and muscle toner. Aqua is an extremely safe program, a great hour-long workout. Beginners and bad backs welcome. Classes every Friday 10 a.m. Call Jaz 01 862 7146.

Promotions

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special double promotion from the Art Cafe, Soi 16 Naklua: receive a free cream caramel desert with all food orders over 250 baht plus receive a 10% discount from Amor Restaurant, Pattayaland Soi 3. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2005 Edition) simply call 038 720 222 and a friendly driver will deliver a copy to you. Or visit www.door2doorpattaya.com



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