Before hitting the animal exhibits, we made a stop to grab lunch. Honestly, I was not pleased that Jon deemed today to be a good day to cash in our restaurant.com gift certificate to Shogun. Really? What was he thinking when he got that anyway? I've had Japanese twice in my life and aside from the chef's tricks the whole experience is lost on me. So, I was being a grump, and Jon conceded to go to Old Chicago Pizza next door. A moment of remorse struck, and I assured him that it was ok. We could go to the Japanese place. He let the kids decide, and I thought for sure I'd be off the hook. Ha!!! - My kids are much more adventurous than I, so Japanese won.
The kiddos enjoyed the show. The chef did several tricks with the eggs, lit things on fire, and even sang and danced. All were entertained, but Rachel did duck her head under the table every time she saw flames. As for the food, the kids devoured it! Caleb originally went with the shrimp, but he found that he liked Daddy's chicken better. Rachel was all about her shrimp and got some of Daddy's steak too. Jeremiah stuck to his veggies, but I was pleased with my steak. Overall, it was the best Japanese dining experience I've had. Will it ever be my favorite or first choice? No, but at least, I won't have to dread it or be such a grump if anyone suggests we try it again.
Sprite & Pink Lemonade always taste better with fun umbrellas & cherries!
Caleb - braver than I - ate his salad with the "house" dressing! Me - no dressing, as usual :)
Our chef... he liked to "move it - move it!"
Huge plates of food, but notice how empty they are becoming!
Seriously... must we take this same pic every time we go? To them, it never gets old.
Oh well... I have 3 super cuties, so it works for me.