Mongolian Barbecue – Kansas style

Tonight I had the pleasure of dining at the Mongolian Barbecue in Overland Park, Kansas.  This was my first time eating at this restaurant, which offers a rather novel concept of “make your own” stir-fry.  Patrons select the items they wish to include in their dish from a bountiful buffet of meats, veggies and sauces.  Then they take their bowl of victuals to a huge round grill where the cooks prepare the final product.  It reminded me of a Japanese-style steak house, but with a more relaxed (and somewhat amusing) twist.

But the real treat for me and Sherry was the chance to visit with some good friends who live in the Kansas City area.  I particularly enjoyed having a chance to catch up with my godson, Trevor. I took this shot of him at the restaurant with my digital camera (which I’m glad I brought along, because Trevor had a camera with him that used the same kind of battery, but his wasn’t charged up, so we shared my charged-up battery.) Trevor’s a junior in high school now, active in soccer, bowling, drama and forensics, and a bright, pleasant fellow.  It’s neat that he also has an iPod Touch; I guess brilliant minds think alike. We talked about Facebook, and I found it interesting that it has become so popular among high school students so quickly after starting off primarily among the college crowd. And of course, it was nice to visit with his mom, Michelle, her friend, Ed, and our host in Kansas, Ellen and her son Mike. It was a very pleasant evening, and one of the highlights of our 2007 holiday journey.

For more photos from our visit, check out my Facebook album. Trevor also posted some photos in his Facebook album.

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