I like the location of some of these mall restaurants because it really does make a decent place for a date if you’ve got young children who don’t like being without you. Babysitter can walk the mall if you’ve got fussy kids, get McDonalds, play in play area, etc. If child can’t be soothed, then you’re close by to pop in if needed. Not to sound super controlling, but my children have both fit into the “high needs” category… our first used to scream the entire time we were gone when we left him with babysitters unless you kept him moving the whole time. Our babysitter liked to wear her running shoes when she came… seriously.
Here’s some food porn from our lunch.
|A cup of butternut squash soup.|
|Tomato and Mozzarella Salad (front), Scallops (lunch special- back)|
For dessert, they bring out this tray to show their options so essentially who can refuse? It’s a pretty good marketing strategy because we weren’t going to get dessert. We got dessert. Mine (pictured on right) was the s’mores option. Marshmallows. Yum.
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