Enjoying a night off.

Today is Tuesday, March 26, 2013. We should be at adult school yoga tonight, but the instructor is on vacation this week.  That only means one thing, wine with dinner!  You can’t have wine with dinner and then go to yoga. Or, at least I can’t. Today was partly sunny, the forecast was for sunny and 50 degrees. Last year at this time we had already had several days in the 70’s here in NJ. Not this year.  Bitch, bitch.

Sunday was a fun day for us. My DW and I joined a website called www.HowAboutWe.com The premise is that they find “dates” that you can take your better half on.  Currently, they are only in NYC. I found them on Twitter and have been watching their offerings for the last month or so. This week they offered a deal on an appetizer, meal and pitcher of sangria at a restaurant called Taka Taka. The restaurant is a Mexican – Japanese Fusion Sushi restaurant.  The meal that we shared is called Shabu – Shabu. The table where you sit is glass-topped and in the center of the table is a heating element. They bring a pot of broth that gets heated on the heating element. Then you put the chives, mushrooms, lettuce, carrots, rice noodles, cucumbers and tofu into the boiling broth to make a vegetable soup. Then they bring paper-thin sliced rib roast that you take (using your chop sticks) and dunk in the boiling soup until the meat is cooked to your satisfaction.

DS3 and his GF rode the train and subway and met us at the restaurant. We had a lot of fun. The other neat thing the offer is sushi. There is a conveyor belt that goes around the entire restaurant. On the belt rides the plates of sushi. Each plate has a number (to identify what is on the plate) and the plates are different colors. Each different color plate has a different price. When the sushi comes around, you look at the number, consult your place mat for a description and if you are interested, you take the plate and enjoy! When the bill comes you pay by the number and color of the plates consumed. After lunch we dropped the kids off at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and went home.  Sunday in the big city, now that is surely different from grocery shopping in Waretown, NJ!

Here are a few pictures from Sunday’s adventure.




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