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Christmas Eve with peanut-allergic toddler?

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Parsnipity Dec 23, 2012 02:16 PM

Hounds- help! Our family tradition of Chinese for Christmas Eve is on hold due to wanting to join another family who have a peanut-allergic child. What's a)open b) delicious c) Camberville or nearby w/ easy parking d) appropriate for two toddlers, a newborn, and their parents?

Tall order, but I know I can count on you!

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    Parsnipity RE: Parsnipity Dec 23, 2012 02:15 PM

    Oh, and not pizza, please.

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      wandergirl RE: Parsnipity Dec 23, 2012 03:10 PM

      Is an Asian restaurant definitely off the table? My niece has a peanut allergy and has eaten at Chinese restaurants without incident.

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        Parsnipity RE: wandergirl Dec 23, 2012 03:17 PM

        Since it's not our daughter, I don't want to push her family on this. But for the record, any particular ones nearby that advertise peanut-friendly that you know of?

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          wandergirl RE: Parsnipity Dec 23, 2012 04:07 PM

          Blue Ginger is the one that comes immediately to mind but here are some others:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/776214

          http://boston.cbslocal.com/top-lists/...

          My niece ate at Kowloon and some other local Chinese restaurants though and, with the usual precautions of alerting the restaurant to the peanut allergy and always carrying an epi pen, has not had a problem. Eating out anywhere, regardless of the type of restaurant, requires diligence as I'm sure the toddler's parents are aware.

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        CookieLee RE: Parsnipity Dec 23, 2012 03:13 PM

        Indian restaurants will be open.

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