Thursday, May 18, 2006

      ( 9:16 AM ) teahouse
Cultural Immersion

I hung out with a friend of mine from law school last night. M is from the Midwest but moved to NYC last year to work in a big law firm.

She told me her mom was in town with a couple of her girlfriends. They'd arrived Monday, it was their first time in New York, and they wanted to take us out to dinner.

When we met up around 7 p.m., I asked the three ladies what they'd spent the past 2 days doing.

"We spent 7 hours at Macy's today and 6 hours yesterday!" they exclaimed happily.

"So you haven't seen anything else since you've been here?" I asked, incredulously.

"Nope," one of them replied. "It's the biggest Macy's in the world! I'm in heaven! Look," she showed me. "I got this t-shirt that says I HEART NY! Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen?"

Then they asked us for restaurant recommendations.

I know my friend likes Japanese food, so I suggested several really good local places.

"Hey," exclaimed one of them. "I have a great idea. If we want Japanese food, let's go to Benihana! There's one at home and it's really good!"

My friend looked like she was going to sink into the ground. "Benihana is a chain!" she said, dismayed. "You can get it at home. Why don't we try somewhere that's new? We're in New York City. There are hundreds of really good locally owned restaurants here."

"But Benihana is good!" insisted another lady. "It's so fun, and so cute how the chefs cook the food in front of you and throw it at you!"

So yeah, that's where we ended up. My first time.

But it was a fun night. We all got really drunk, and the food was pretty good. My friend was livid, but I had a really nice time, and I thanked her mom for the dinner invitation.

I'm going to take a wild guess and predict that they will expand their horizons and go to McDonald's for breakfast this morning.



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