What we’ve been reading, hearing, seeing, and doing this month…
Dining out with the kids in tow can be an adventure, especially when the restaurant you visit isn’t equipped — or doesn’t want to be — for younger diners. To help parents avoid this issue the folks at OpenTable.com recently released that Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants list for 2012, and a Philadelphia name made the cut. Max Brenner in Center City, home to some of the most decadent desserts in town, won their praise. Squirtable chocolate sauce and mud pies as high as your date heels? We’re surprised your kids haven’t been petitioning to have you take them sooner.
Two of our favorite warm weather treats — Rita’s Water Ice and a cool afternoon inside the Please Touch Museum — just combined forces. The museum now features a kid-sized play Rita’s shop complete with aprons and a slew of flavors, AND the newest Rita’s flavor, Carousel Cherry, was named through a contest for museum guests. Sweet.
We know many of you in our community have a child or other family member with Celiac, so we were thrilled to hear that there’s another new gluten-free pizza place in our midst. Pappone’s Pizzeria in Media not only has wheat-free crusts, but the pies have their own baking trays and sauce and cheese inventory, so you can rest a little easier about cross contamination.
We were thrilled when 333 Belrose in Radnor finally reopened after its major reno (see the stunning space above), and now the release of a new and fun summer cocktail menu gives us a great excuse to get over there and see it in person. For a peak at the seasonal specials, check out their website.
We highly support local and seasonal foods here at MLP, and our friends at Wyebrook Farm out in Honey Brook are trying to make their quality meats even better by making them more accessible. Every Tuesday they’ll be delivering orders into the city for those who can’t make it out to the farm, stashing the goods at the popular Cook off Rittenhouse Square. This may not be much closer for some of you, but if you or a spouse work in the city, lunch break shopping just got tastier.
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