It was party time! My dad and my son had some birthdays to celebrate today. We all went out to Iron Chef, a funky hibachi grill restaurant. I didn't realize quite how funky it was until I got there.
The "iron chef" came out and started making fire and throwing his cooking knives into the air.
"Whoa!" my son said. "You're crazy!"
The hibachi guy laughed. Then he spun some eggs on the hot grill and flipped them into his hat and into his pocket.
"Cool!" said my son. "Can I do that?"
Hibachi guy laughed again. "It an ancient Chinese art form. It take many years to master."
I guess that was a "no."
Next came the flying food part. "Open your mouth," hibachi guy said. He started flinging chicken pieces at us, expecting us to catch it in our mouths. My little guy had some trouble, so hibachi guy said, "Close your eyes. I help." He whipped a piece off his metal spatula and it landed right in his mouth. Bullseye!
That guy was good.
After the meal, a bunch of drum-toting Asian dudes gathered around us. They pointed to my son and my dad. "You," they said. "Get up, and stand on your chairs."
So Bubba, who thought it was great to finally get to stand on a chair and not be yelled at, hopped right up with a big grin on his face. Even my dad, who is now officially retired, got up on that chair. The drum beats started. My dad did a boogie, my son did something that looked a little like break-dancing, and the whole restaurant sang "Happy Birthday."
It was a moment to remember.
That was definitely a birthday to remember! Lots of fun!ReplyDelete
It was. I couldn't believe they made my dad stand on a chair. It was hilarious!Delete
haha sounds like an awesome memory for sureReplyDelete
Yep. They even took a picture for us.Delete
That sounds much better than the restaurants where someone puts a silly hat on the celebrant's head and all the servers sing a weird version of happy birthday while they clap their hands.ReplyDelete
Yeah, this was way better!Delete
Wow, what a cool way to celebrate the birthdays. And getting to dance on a chair without getting in trouble. I bet your son was still grinning when he went to bed. : )ReplyDelete
LOL! He sure was!Delete
I can laugh just picturing your dad and your son.ReplyDelete
It was a sight to see!Delete
Kids either love or hate those placesReplyDelete
Fortunately, my son loved it. He's a crazy kind of kid, anyway!Delete
awwwww so cute--what a great time--double happy bdays :)ReplyDelete
It was fun to celebrate both birthdays like that!Delete
That sounded like so much fun. We have restaurants like that in SC but it's called Yokoso and Wasabi's. And the food is delicious!! Glad to hear that both birthday boys ;) had fun!!ReplyDelete
Iron Chef was a ton of fun. If you have a place like that, go there for your birthday. You'll have a blast!Delete
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