We don’t normally eat out on Sunday nights or weeknights. When we do, we like to take advantage of Kid’s Eat Free deals. Here’s three of our favorites in SW Minneapolis.
Patrick’s Bakery and Cafe http://www.patricksbakerycafe.com/
Patrick’s offers a kid’s eat free deal on Tuesday and Thursday evenings . On Tuesday, Lou the Clown is there to entertain the kiddos with tattoos, balloons, and face painting. The food will satisfy the appetites of both kids and adults. Jack loves the mini sliders (with fruit instead of fries), chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, and the grilled cheese sandwich. I’m a big fan of the spinach quiche (or any other quiche for that matter), nicoise salad, steak salad, and bistro salad. Sandwiches and burgers are good as well. Grab a cookie or one of the delectable cakes, tarts, or pastries on your way out the door.
D’amico and Sons http://www.damico.com/
If you’re brave enough to fight the madness of families at Damico’s on Sunday. . .this is your place for a free kid’s meal. Jack always gets the macaroni and cheese. Always. Each kid’s meal comes with a cookie of choice, along with milk. I usually order the salad sampler or soup. The pizzas, spaghetti with sicilian meatballs, and gulf shrimp spaghetti are also worth ordering. Don’t forget to order the bottomless glass of house wine to tolerate the sanity. This is not a quiet dinner place, but certainly budget-friendly.
Broders Pasta Bar www.broders.com
My new favorite kid’s eat free spot has got to be at Broders Pasta Bar. Arrive before 6:30 pm on Monday evenings to get in on the deal. We normally order delivery from Broders Cucina (across the street) and recently decided to check out the Pasta Bar on a Monday evening. When we arrived for dinner, the hostess handed Jack a package of Wikki Stix. The kid’s menu offers pasta (spaghetti, penne, or cheese tortellini) and 3 kinds of pizza, along with salad, ice cream, and a drink. Jack ordered the pepperoni pizza. It was exactly how he likes it and enough leftover to pack in his lunchbox for school the next day.
I had the fettuccini con aragosta ( pasta with lobster, spinach, and herb cream sauce). Seriously, how can a person not order this dish? Delicious. The lemon peel on top was a lovely addition. I had leftovers as well, that were quickly eaten by Courtland once he got home. Staff was very friendly, and the place was packed by the time we left.
Three local restaurants with options for both kids and adults. Would love to hear of any other kid’s eat free deals in the metro!