BBQ Category

The experience We did not leave Dallas til about 4:30PM and the kids (Benji) had not napped all day.  We had not even left Plano when Benji was out  and Mina was soon to follow.  I did not want to risk waking either of them up with any sort of stop, so we drove until [...]

The experience Mina had hula lessons tonight so I called Ogre as we were finishing up to figure out dinner.  He had told me to find some place between here and there as I drove to where she has class, but I did not see much on my way there.  We ended up deciding to [...]

The experience Grandpoo and Oma invited us to the Mesquite Rodeo tonight complete with dinner before at Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse…in the arena!  Grandpoo likes to get to places EARLY, which means that for the 6:30 dinner, we had to leave at 5:15, not too bad of an idea considering we would be driving at rush [...]

Kits at Beaver’s

In: 3 stars, BBQ, Dinner, Houston, Lunch

The experience It was our last day in Blue Bell Country and my friend took the day off to spend with us, we thought we’d head into Houston for lunch at a place owned by some restauranteurs that she likes.  She’s never tried the place, but thought it would be fun.  We were driving from [...]

Party of 9 at Hard 8

In: 3 stars, BBQ, coppell, Dinner, Lunch

The experience I was very excited to meeting some friends for dinner tonight out in Coppell.  We’ve been planning a get together for quite some time and finally got our schedules to mesh just right.  Our friends who live in Coppell suggested Hard 8 for it’s fun vibe and kid friendliness.  Of course, I didn’t [...]

The experience It’s a little different twist today.  We drove down to Austin for a very important event.  My friend, Leah, who happens to be winning her battle with breast cancer (Yay!) but still has a lot of treatments and surgeries ahead for her ,was having a Benefit Concert in her honor.  We were driving [...]

The experience  It’s always a good idea to involve the celebrant when planning a celebration dinner.  I told my mom today that we’d be going out tomorrow night for her birthday.  Well, my dad is working tomorrow night.  Hmm.  She thought it better to go out tonight.  As you might have guessed, we didn’t have [...]

The experience I’m chilling at the hospital right now (working, not as a patient!), which for the Phipps family means accomodating Mommy’s schedule and eating early and near the hospital.  We gave Mina a few choices and she finally chose Hawaiian BBQ.  I got wind of this place via email a few months ago and [...]

The experience Right before dinner, I received a page that I’d be expecting an admission at the hospital, so we’d have to take separate cars and plan for somewhere en route to down town.  I gave Ogre a couple of choices and we decided that the kids would probably like BBQ the best, so we [...]

We’re Baaack to Bar-B-Cutie

In: 3 stars, Allen, BBQ, Dinner, Lunch

The experience Grace has been working quite late this week so we opted to meet at either 3-6-9 BBQ or Barb-i-Cutie. When I picked up Mina from school she wanted to pick dinner but wanted to go back to First Chinese BBQ as she has wanted to for some time to get the BBQ Pork.  She [...]

About Child's Plate chronicles our journey to find the perfect family restaurant. We are looking for restaurants with excellent food and a great attitude towards kids, even the whiny, cranky ones! We will be headed out to a different restaurant every single day to provide ourselves (and you) with some entertainment and good information about DFW area restaurants. We hope you will visit frequently and use our experiences to create some fun dining experiences of your own! Watch out, DFW, the Phipps family is going out to eat!

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