Tuesday, July 12, 2005


I celebrated my birthday this past weekend. Once you get past 25, there doesn't seem to be much to look forward to on your birthday. This year I decided to go with my family to Taki Japanese Steakhouse in Urbandale. I hadn't been there for a long time, but I always enjoy my times there. If you have never been there, it is tableside cooking (they cook right before your eyes). I had the filet and lobster combo which was tasty, and all the food comes with rice, veggies, soup and salad. I knew the cook that night, so he offered to do some "Taki Bombs" with us. A Taki Bomb is a shot of Saki set up on chop sticks on top of a glass of beer. After a small chant everyone at the table hits their fist to the table and the shots drop in the beer. Then the fun starts. Everyone at the table chugs the bomb as fast as they can. The last one to finish has to do a penalty shot, which is usually some cheap nasty whiskey (you don't won't to lose). So after a few drinks with my dinner and three bombs later.......I was feeling pretty good! :) The waiter and the staff there did an excellent job of helping me enjoy my birthday. The waiter even had the whole restaurant sing happy b-day to me, plus I got a free "Got Rice" t-shirt. So if you are looking for some fun on your special day, or just out to have some good food and fun, check out Taki.


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