Move over mac and cheese. Check you later chicken nuggets. If you are tired of dumbed-down children's menus that offer only bland, tasteless excuses for real food, take advantage of Kids' Restaurant Week. This event, sponsored by Gourmet and Cookie Magazine, is coming to Chicago the week of June 20-28.
Kids' Restaurant Week is a chance to have a fine dining experience in the comfort of a family friendly environment. Some of the city's best restaurants are opening their doors to families with young children. Here are the details: make a reservation between 5:00 and 7:00; all menus are prix fixe; adults pay $29; and kids under eleven pay their age.
Many of the participating restaurants are real standouts, including onesixtyblue and Cafe Spaiggia. Check out the full list here. Your kids will get a chance to experience fine dining. You will be able to enjoy a delicious, adult meal. And you can always exchange knowing glances with the other parents if your little one throws a tantrum during the first course.
Now I am off to call Uncommon Ground to make our reservation . . .