Posted by Foobooz on August 24th, 2010
Posted by kristen martin on August 23rd, 2010
Finding a good spot to dine out with kids is always a balancing act. Totally child-friendly spots — the kind with ho-hum food for picky palates, coloring book madness, and a mealtime-is-playtime attitude — can leave adults feeling lobotomized. Even worse: trying to make a cranky, ketchup-loving kid appreciate haute cuisine at a parent-favored establishment. We’ve compiled a list of kid-and-adult-friendly spots that strike the perfect age balance with their menus and atmospheres. We also caught up with Chip Roman (chef at seafood-centric BYOB Blackfish in Conshohocken and father of three) and Joanna Katz (owner of hot dog joint Yo Dogs and mother to two boys, ages four and and six) to get their takes on dining with kids. Click through to read Roman and Katz’s family-friendly dining advice and to see our picks for .
Posted by Foobooz on January 22nd, 2010
Trey Popp visits Sweetie’s Pie Diner on Fairmount Spring Garden and finds a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and of course, lots and lots of pies.
Sweetieâ€™s savory side features a few things that hold their own in hedonic terms. Thawâ€™s corn and shiitake pie (above; see the recipe here) was my favorite. The toppings were flavor-packed but lightly applied to the flaky foundation, like a thin pizza built on pie crust. A tart of grilled vegetables came on a quinoa substrate that worked better than Iâ€™d have thought, though I wouldnâ€™t have dressed it with so many herbs. Citrus-dressed panettone French toast had a lighter, fruitier profile than the dairy-stuffed versions that have long held sway in Center City.
Posted by Foobooz on January 19th, 2010
A monthly mixer for moms kicks off today. Every third Tuesday from 2 to 4pm at Cantina Los Caballitos. There will be $2 classic margaritas, 1/2 priced pitchers and snacks, arts and crafts for the kids.
On Wednesday the Moms and Margaritas mixer moves south to Cantina Dos Segundos. Same deal with nachos and quesadillas for the kids and of course the whole brunch/lunch menu.
Posted by Foobooz on October 15th, 2009
Resurrection Ale House has been open a few weeks now, long enough for blogging types to check it out.
Living on the Vedge deals with a crazy in order to try the roasted radicchio and gorgonzola biscotti. [Living on the Vedge]
It’s the pancetta with crab, peas and house-made fettucini that catches the fancy of the Beer/Pork Lass. On the beer side she tries the Schlenkerla Helles, a smoked golden lager from Bamburg Germany. [Beer Lass]
Veggicurious picks the pickle plate and roasted miatake mushroom to take for a spin. [Veggicurious]
In Other Resurrection Ale House News
Every Monday Resurrection is hosting a Mom + Me Happy Hour from 1 to 3pm. That’s a buck off beers when you bring your baby plus a little networking, socializing and friend-making.
Brunch will begin next weekend, the 24th and 25th of October. To celebrate the kickoff, there will be a special wooden cask of Schneider Weisse pouring off the edge of the bar.
Resurrection Ale House [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on July 1st, 2009
This week in Philadelphia Magazine’s Restaurant Club Newsletter.
- First Look: Who is Jose Garces?
- Citizens Bank Park Eating Guide
- Sneak Peek Photos: A Look Inside Max Brenner Chocolates
- Food for Thought: Do Kids and Restaurants Mix?
- Restaurant Club Deals: House specials at the Blockley, free wine at Le Bar Lyonnais.
Restaurant Club Newsletter [Philadelphia Magazine]
Posted by Ashley Primis on May 7th, 2009
A Look at a Couple of New BBQ Spots
There’s a serious new barbecue place in the Italian Market. Read the Full Post on Foobooz
Posted by Foobooz on June 2nd, 2008
The Memphis Taproom is hosting a happy hour for moms and their little ones today and the first Monday of the month from 1 to 3pm. Meet other moms and enjoy beer and cocktail specials. The Mempis Taproom crew also promises “music that doesnâ€™t make you want to kill people.”
Memphis Taproom [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on July 27th, 2007
Our friends at Dancing Meatballs gave us a couple good suggestions for family friendly restaurants that don’t have a giant mouse for a mascot. Their first suggestion is the Pop Shop in Collingswood “which has an extensive kids menu, ‘school nights’, kids events like Saturday morning pajama party, stroller accessibility, diaper changing stations, and wait staff who deal well with kids.” Even at the top end there is room for kids. “The Fountain at Four Seasons has the most kid friendly wait staff I have ever met. A tired and grouchy kid can be offered everything from free balloons, coloring books and crayons, to a visit to the kitchen and a room to rest in.”
So where else is there where the sight of a child in a stroller doesn’t prompt eye rolling by the staff and the amenities to keep a child occupied extend beyond a set of broken crayons.
Leave your suggestions in the comments.