|Spoiler alert: at least in California, they can't do this anymore.|
Joking aside, Benihana is delicious, but it's dang expensive. What to do?
Well, I recently found out that Benihana is very generous when it comes to birthdays. If you sign up for their email list here (which is a drag, I know), they will send you a $30 gift certificate towards food during your birthday month. The catch is that it's only good Mondays through Thursdays. Still, $30 will pay for most of your steak dinner.*
I'll be turning 30 this month (woo-hoo!...?), and so I just got my certificate in the email. Here's hoping that $30 worth of fried rice and scallops helps drown my sorrow at being closer to death.
*I am in no way affiliated with Benihana. It's just a good deal that I recently learned about. Free money for having been born! Hooray!
Photo by NathanReed.