Belated Birthday Feast
We discovered a new favorite restaurant. Benihana. Thanks to a co-worker's recommendation, we made a reservation a week in advance, met after work the following Friday night, and enjoyed one delicious meal.
Yum. Just thinking about Benihana as I'm writing this makes me want to go back. Right now. Anyone hungry?
Benihana is unique because the chef comes to your table and cooks the meal right in front of you. They pull out all the stops. We're talking tricks with sharp utensils, flipping shrimp into guests mouths, and even making shapes or messages with the food.
|I love you!|
In fact, his family in years past made it a birthday tradition to eat at a similar restaurant in Arizona every year, so it was only right that I find a comparable match in NYC to celebrate his birthday. While we certainly missed his family, and thought about his dad watching over us from above, we made sure to eat a couple extra shrimp just for them.
|Flashback: TJ's 18th birthday dinner|
|Fast forward: TJ's 25th birthday dinner|