She answered "RED ROBIN!" http://www.redrobin.com/flash.html
I said "Eeehhhhh!! Are you sure? "
In Los Angeles, there are various kinds of fancy restaurants serving Japanese food, Thai food, Indianfood, Korean food, Vietnamese food, Italian food and others. So, I thought eating at RED ROBIN does not sound very exciting.
She said "Yes! There is no RED ROBIN in Hawaii, so we love to go and eat RED ROBIN hamburgers!"
I said "OK, whatever you like!"
We decided to visit RED ROBIN for dinner.
Come to think of it, I have never experienced eating real Americanfood. Whenever I eat out, my American friend never takes me to American food restaurants, so I don't know what American food is, actually. It was a good chance to experience American food. She ordered a mushroom hamburger with French fries for her husband and me, a dish of macaroni and cheese for her son, and a blue cheese hamburger for herself. Drinks were, of course, Coke. But I ordered iced tea instead . Whenever I see American people eating sushi with Coke, I think it is mismatch: a cup of hot, green tea must be the best with sushi! Likewise, I think Coke must be the best match with American food; however, I can not drink Coke, because my mother prohibited drinking Coke when I was a child. My mother always told me Coke melts your bones. Is it true?
Anyway, the hamburger was very big and juicy. The French fries were thick.
"WOW! It is a real American food, isn't it?"
I am glad that I could experience it. I enjoyed sharing time with Mariko's family. Some extra good news is that they are going to have a baby next year. I am happy because sometimes happy couples come to visit and share their happiness with me.
So, I am proud of my job!