Made the annual trek to Benihana for hubby's birthday dinner tonight. We used to eat at this restaurant on a fairly regular basis to the point where we got tired of watching the chef's cooking show.
If you've been to a Benihana, you know what I mean. Drawing a chicken on the grill with raw scrambled eggs, spatula shrimp tails into their own pocket and chef's hat, making a volcano with onion rings and a liquid, pretending to throw a bowl of fried rice at you, ..etc. I am assuming no matter which Benihana Restaurant you go to, the cooking show is all the same.
For birthday celebrations, the waiters would sing and take a Polaroid of you. Since 2001, hubby and I have pictures of ourselves at the same restaurant celebrating his birthday. I figure we can see ourselves aging progressively. Kind of depressing.
As for waiters singing at restaurants, some do not look happy as they sing the same birthday song over and over and over again to complete strangers. Can you blame them?