Best Bets During Kid’s Restaurant Week

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I got slightly snarky a while back about the upcoming Kid’s Restaurant Week (June 13-21) but promised in my last post about it that I’d offer up my personal picks for the event, even if I plan to stay far, far away. So here’s keeping good to my promise.

First, like any other Restaurant Week, sort the participating restaurants list by price. I am a firm believer of using RW’s to get the best bang for your buck possible. So that would make my first recommendation Taberna del Alabardero, with four $$$$. So there’s 1.

But then it gets a little trickier – there are some solid choices on that list at the three $$$ price point. So here’s where my foodie knowledge comes in handy for you, because I think the best question to ask is which chef is going to have some fun with this and make a creative menu? Well, I’d say Art and Soul would do a great job, plus their mac and cheese is already kid-friendly, so you’ve already got a winner. Zola would be interesting, don’t you think? I do. Go there.

At the $$ point, I’d say Belga and Dino are your best bets. Dino’s bound to serve up some gourmet spaghetti to your little ones that will expand their palates.

Are you really going to feed your kid sushi? I didn’t learn to like sushi until I was out of high school, but that’s just me. If your kid is a more adventuresome eater than I was, then go for it. But I’d say take them to the real stuff. I enjoy Wasabi, but think if you’re going to do that, you may as well just take your child to Sushi Ko and call it a night.

So there you have it, my bonafide picks for Kid’s Restaurant Week. Cheers! (I get a cocktail, you just get apple juice.)

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!

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