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Rainforest (GULP) Cafe for a birthday dinner?

Gary Soup | Jul 1, 200301:31 PM

I was sorely tempted to go incognito for this post, but it's against my principles, I guess.

My stepdaughter is about to turn 18 and suggested the Rainforest Cafe for her birthday dinner (family dinner, not a birthday party). I know it's the height of tourist tackiness, or at best kitch. She's unsophisticated about western food because we eat Chinese at home and usually when we eat out too, but she's always eager to try something beyond school cafeteria food and fast food places.

Has anyone eaten at the Rainforest Cafe? The menu certainly looks more interesting than Hard Rock Cafe's, for example, more like a Trader Vic's for the junior set.

Any alternate suggestions? I would have countered with Caribbean Zone if it were still open. Definitely looking for someplace trippy, with food that's at least edible. Don't suggest I steer her to haute, though, not on her watch!


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