Thursday, July 20, 2006

How to celebrate your birthday in style - - - Karen sure did, we helped

This is the Birthday Girl, our little Karen, notwithstanding that I gave her away to a very nice husband, Billy.

I don't know if you can tell, but Karen won't be seeing 28 ever again. Maybe some bigger numbers too, but I'm not telling.

Karen had sushi, Billy had a shish-ka-bob medley of beef, shrimp, calamari, and vegies, Mrs. Jim had this cook-it-yourself (on a hot rock) Kobe beef, and I had shrimp tempura. That is Billy behind that cloud of smoke.

Where could we find this nice variety? It was at the Azuma Sushi & Robata Grill restaurant (link) over on Kirby in Houston.

We stopped off at Brennan's Restaurant for an open house with wine and hors d'oeuvres; also there was a kitchen tour and demonstration by the chef.

I forgot to ask if the original restaurant in New Orleans had reopened yet after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina (link).

My, doesn't this Brennan's executive chef look young. He is, but has been employed by the restaurant for ten years now. He started making salad right after graduation at the Houston Art Institute.

For a further rundown on this 31-year-old made good Texan, click here.

Chef Randy Evans, made two appetizers for us: grilled bacon wrapped asparagus and a two-bite-size open face Reuben sandwich shown above. Both were delicious and went well with red wine.

Brennan's is in the shadows of Houston, just west of this downtown shot location. You could call it near west downtown Houston.

Houston traffic hasn't scared you has it? The streets are almost deserted.

Lovely lovely lovely.

Ya'll have style. We do our birthday bashes at the chinese buffet.
Click on the Houston picture to show full size.
Then do F11 to make it full screen.
1. Notice the air conditioner units on the one story building.
2. I think this little center may cater to Oriental people because of the sign in front.
3. Remember this, almost everything in Houston is air conditioned, even some golf carts.
4. The building I will show tomorrow may not have A/C but I won't mention that to you then.
Hey nice birthday bash.

Take care xx
Looks like she had a wonderful birthday! There you go Jim making me hungry talking about all that yummy food again.
looks like some great memories with some awesome people! love all the pictures, jim!

take care of all your girls, now!

Looks like everyone had a great time. I sure wish we had your traffic problem.
Happy birthday Karen

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