Well, tonight while we were deciding what our evening plans would include, I had a thought (scary, I know)…we should try the Japanese Steakhouse here in Tampa; all of our friends have said good things about it! Off to Tokyo Riverview we went. The kids weren’t sure what to expect…actually, Jaxon thought we were going to Chick Fil A for some reason and Carter had just woken up from a nap (not on his own I might add…thank you Jaxon!) so he was crying in the backseat! Even with all the negativity in the car, I was pumper for a Family Night!!
As we pulled up to the restaurant, I’m sure you could guess what the reaction was, “Mom, where is Chick Fil A, I don’t want to eat here”…followed by a scream and shout from Carter…followed by a “Kids, cheer up, your mom worked hard to plan a fun dinner for us, now stop complaining!” Wow, why do I even try, right? Anyway, I held my head high, unloaded the kids, bags, etc. from the car and we headed inside!
We were seated right away (score one for Mommy I thought to myself) and Jaxon seemed a little nervous but excited, Carter…well, let’s just say he was still being a typical 3 year old who was woken up from his nap! We ordered quickly, and then waited to see how the chips would fall…again, Jaxon doesn’t remember ever eating at a Japanese Steakhouse (although he did notice that it was a Japanese Restaurant just by looking at the writing on the door) and Carter definitely hadn’t ever been to an exciting restaurant like this before!
Drinks come, salad comes…kids not too impressed yet, soup comes…JAXON ACTUALLY ATE HIS SOUP! He has never eaten soup (and liked it) before so we were already off to a good start. Carter didn’t want his soup, but he was busy chatting with the nice lady next to him so all was going well. Fast forward to the chef coming….Jaxon getting more excited, Carter getting more nervous!
FIRE, we have FIRE…ok, not a big fire, but your typical Japanese Steakhouse fire and Jaxon was LOVING it!! Carter was acting scared to death, which is totally not like him, so I gave him a little snuggle and a few words of encouragement. The chef started our dinner and Jaxon was mesmerized, he mentioned things like “this is brilliant, and I love this place” and ended the dinner with “this was the best dinner ever”. Jaxon ate all of his food (not in quantity, but tried everything) except his vegetables, and Carter munched on everything but also needed a to-go container. Needless to say we will definitely be making another trip to thTokyo Riverview Japanese Steakhouse. Oh, and the best part…NO MIGRAINE!!
We finished the night with Batman Begins and ice cream sundaes, it was a great Tschikof Family Fun Night, and I highly recommend you do one soon for your family!!