Eating Out with Kids

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Eating Out with Kids

Hi. My name is Laurie Taylor. My husband Max and I have four children all under the age of twelve. One of the things we enjoy doing as a family is having a night out eating at a restaurant. You are probably thinking, "They enjoy eating at restaurants with four young children?" Yes, it can prove to be a challenge at times, but for the most part we have found ways to keep the children happy, and we all have a great time. There have been many times when other patrons have come up to us and comment on how well behaved our children are. I would like to share some of the ways we make eating out as a family an enjoyable experience for all. From toddler to Daddy, everyone has a lovely evening.


Tips For Choosing A Restaurant For A Blind Date

Going on a blind date can be both exciting and a little intimidating. One of the challenges will be choosing a restaurant where the two of you can have dinner together. Since you don't know your date, you can't exactly pick a restaurant that suits their personality or one you've discussed going to before! There are, however, a few tips you can follow to ensure you pick a place you both enjoy.

Look for somewhere with vegan and gluten-free options.

There are many different diet preferences out there, but the most restrictive diets are usually vegan and gluten-free diets. If your date happens to follow one of those dietary protocols, then they may struggle to find something to eat at some restaurants. So, it's a safe choice to pick a restaurant with at least a couple of vegan and gluten-free options for your blind date. Usually, if a restaurant has vegan options, they can also accommodate other diets like vegetarian and pescatarian diets — if your date happens to follow one of these.

Pick a moderately priced place.

You don't want your blind date to think you're "cheap," but this is probably not the time to spend hundreds of dollars per plate, either. Look for a restaurant with mid-range pricing. A place with a couple of more expensive entrees but also a less-expensive sandwich menu is often a good choice. This way, whether or not you decide to split the bill, you'll both have some options when it comes to pricing.

Choose a place with a more open floor plan.

There is a time to visit romantic, intimate restaurants with tiny booths, but this isn't generally what you want to go for on a blind date. On a blind date, you want to pick a place that feels open and social. This will help your date (and maybe also you) feel more comfortable, especially if the two of you don't exactly hit it off. 

If you're really worried about the setting feeling too intimate, choose a restaurant where you can sit at the bar. With more people around, you'll often feel less "strange" about being out with someone you've never met before.

Picking a restaurant for a blind date might take a little time. It's a good idea to look at pictures, browse the menu, and pay attention to the prices as you consider your options. With the advice above, you'll be on the right track 

For more info, visit a restaurant like zprime.