Tag Archives: Parenting

This Chef’s Make-Ahead-of-Time Dinner Tips and Recipes Will Make New Parenthood Less Stressful

Source: Washingtonian Food

There’s an old saying that everything changes when you have your first child. It’s an understatement. Unfamiliar responsibilities and pure physical exertion push new parents to their limits. One way to prepare for this tumultuous transition is by prepping food in advance to eat during the first few weeks of parenthood. So we asked for […]

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Meet the 10-Year-Old Restaurant Critic Who Wants to Be the Next Food Network Star

Source: Washingtonian Food

When Lavender Petty arrives at Chatter in Friendship Heights at midday on a Saturday in late summer, the 10-year-old is wearing big round sunglasses, a bedazzled white flat-brimmed baseball cap, and a T-shirt with the phrase “Haute Chocolate.” Her mother, Andrea Harrison, who doubles as her self-proclaimed “momager,” accompanies the hard-to-miss youngster. Friends and family […]

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10 Awesome Kid-Friendly Restaurants Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Franklin’s 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville; 301-927-2740 This three-for-one concept in Hyattsville includes a brewery, restaurant, and general store. Kids have their choice of maple sugar-fried chicken tenders (which mom or dad may steal off their plate), fish and chips, pappardelle marinara, and more. The jam-packed shop features a rainbow of candies, tons of toys, and […]

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5 Easy Cocktails to Help Parents Cope With the Last Day of School

Source: Washingtonian Food

School’s out for summer. For parents, it can feel like school’s out forever. To help moms and dads dealing with all the stress and schedule changes, we asked five bar stars–all parents themselves, so they can totally commiserate–to share recipes for painlessly simple cocktail recipes. Please remember to drink responsibly, even if your children are acting irresponsibly. […]

5 Easy Cocktails to Help Parents Cope With the Last Day of School” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Should Kids Be Banned from Bars?

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

South Street bar Tattooed Mom allows children of any age to hang out until 7 p.m., accompanied by a responsible adult, of course.

It’s Thursday night. You’ve had a rough day at work. And all you really want to do is belly up to your favorite bar and have a few beers and talk about grownup things with your friends, as people are wont to do in drinking establishments. But when you get there, you are horrified to find a group of young kids sitting at the bar.

This is a scenario we’ve seen before and one we were reminded ...

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5 DC Cafeteria Meals That Will Make You Feel Sad About Your Lunch

Source: Washingtonian Food

Cafeteria meals have such a bad rap that a brown-bag PB&J once sat higher on the food chain. No longer. Between federal food czars and DC’s new foodie-ism, US agencies, nonprofits, and schools have upgraded what’s on the average Washingtonian’s tray. We sought out the best lunches in town.

Kramer Middle School

Turkey tacos with corn salsa and green salad, apple, and milk. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

No culinary concept has been scrutinized in the Michelle Obama age more than the school lunch. At Kramer in Southeast DC, a pilot program replicates the fresh ingredients and custom ordering of fast-casual ...

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