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KC - where should I go to lunch....?

jdl98 Apr 23, 2008 06:21 PM

A friend and I are going to out to lunch tomorrow w/our preschoolers (2 total)...we're not afraid to take them places beyond McD's if it's "acceptable" (aka, they have a kids menu and/or accomdate children). Thinking Brookside to downtown-areas or anywhere in between.

  1. Katie Nell May 2, 2008 06:43 AM

    Would everyone recommend breakfast or lunch at You Say Tomato for a first experience? Wondered if they did one better than the other?

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    1. re: Katie Nell
      Aaron Deacon May 3, 2008 08:06 PM

      We went for the first time last Sunday after church for not quite either. Our order consisted of cheese grits, a ham and cheese croissant, a cinammon roll, and a slice of rhubarb pie with homemade ice cream.

      The food was all terrific, and the place is simply charming. We may be returning tomorrow.

      I can't answer your question for sure, but I would be surprised if you could miss either way.

      1. re: Katie Nell
        goroe May 4, 2008 04:00 PM

        I enjoyed both- but I suggest, do lunch first.

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        Jakevol2 Apr 24, 2008 10:47 AM

        Have you considered The Crayola Cafe at Crown Center? I am not sure how good the food is but I bet the kiddies will love you for it anyway.

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        1. re: Jakevol2
          jdl98 Apr 24, 2008 04:10 PM

          We ended up at You Say Tomato and it was great. Very neat place!

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          goroe Apr 24, 2008 09:26 AM

          Pizzabella- 18th / Baltimore
          Fritzs Hamburgers in KCK- The food is delivered on a train!
          chefBurger- they have burgers and hotdogs
          La Cuccina in brookside (then you can visit The Reading Reptile afterwords)
          Happy Gillis Cafe in Columbus Park

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            Aaron Deacon Apr 24, 2008 07:35 AM

            We took our kids to Aixois (Crestwood shops) for lunch last week for their mom's birthday. Food was decent, not great, but I love their kids menu, which features escargots, a terrific cheese and fruit plate, roast chicken, grilled salmon, and more.

            It might be worth a shot. Way better than McDonald's.

            More details here: http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic....

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            1. re: Aaron Deacon
              jdl98 Apr 24, 2008 07:58 AM

              Yes, much better than McD's for sure. I'm thinking You Say Tomato. We have taken them to La Cucina di Mamma in Brookside a few weeks ago - delish. And Souperman, also quite good.

              1. re: Aaron Deacon
                catroo Apr 25, 2008 02:27 AM

                I've been thinking about checking out Aixois -- and now it's definitely on my list. My 11-year-old usually turns her nose up at the kid's menu (a young chowhound). Wonder what she'll say when she sees escargot on the menu?

                1. re: catroo
                  jdl98 Apr 25, 2008 06:13 AM

                  Or take her to Houston's where she can order a petite filet off the kids menu! My 9 year old has discovered it, unfortunately...

                  1. re: jdl98
                    Mushroom Apr 25, 2008 06:46 AM

                    That's funny....my 6 year old had a petite filet off a children's menu while on vacation in North Carolina and now thinks she should have one wherever and whenever we go out to eat.

                    1. re: Mushroom
                      jdl98 Apr 25, 2008 06:59 AM

                      where in NC? we'll be heading there this summer for vacation and I could satisfy my daughter's filet craving!

                      1. re: jdl98
                        Mushroom Apr 25, 2008 07:03 AM

                        Outer Banks - Nag's Head area.

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                lwoerther Apr 23, 2008 06:57 PM

                The Mixx does kids items- pb&j, mac and cheese. That's all I can remember.

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