Kids RW: Baby Foodies

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I am not going to be eating out from June 13 – 21st. This is big news, since I basically live at our area restaurants.

Why, might you ask? Because it’s kids restaurant week. Now, I realize kids need to eat too. And I realize that it is great news for parents who aim to expose your children to fine dining, and in a cash-strapped economy a deal like this is excellent. I get that you tire of feeding your child hot dogs and applesauce. Good on you!  I am just of the ilk that doesn’t want your child’s whine with my wine. (Ala Samantha in the S&TC episode A Woman’s Right to Shoes).

So, with that, I’ll gracefully bow out and your kids may dine in peace (or chaos, depending) from June 13-21st when tots from around the city can take over places like Art and Soul and Juniper. Word to the wise? Try the mac and cheese at Art and Soul, ’tis divine, and will kick Kraft’s butt any day.

I’ll have more recommends next week when Cookie and Gourmet magazine, in partnership with Destination DC, announce the full participating restaurant list, as well as menus on the Web site. Adults pay $29; Kids 11 and under pay their age. Early dinner seatings are cleverly available from 5:00-7:00pm.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

7 thoughts on “Kids RW: Baby Foodies

  1. Katie, I’ll take pictures of the food my daughter and I eat just for you. :-)

  2. While I too have no desire to be at the participating restaurants, I think this is pretty much a terrific idea. Kids have to learn how to behave in a restaurant eventually, and you can only learn so much from “family restaurants,” especially about eating good food, so designating a week when families with children are encouraged to come in (and when people who aren’t into dining with children can choose to eat elsewhere) seems like a great solution.

  3. I’m so glad you warned me of this… I hate children in restaurants. A waitress asked me if I wanted smoking or non, and I asked if they had a no-children section. She wasn’t amused.

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