Lunch Category

The experience Today we were taking a day trip to Hillsboro to experience Middlefaire.  We thought we’d stop for breakfast somewhere that was right off the highway and on our way.  Cafe Brazil would fit the bill perfectly.  We were concerned that it would be packed because it was a Saturday morning at peak brunch [...]

Igor and Iravat and Mina

In: 3 stars, Buffet, Dinner, Indian, Lunch, Plano

The experience So the original plan called for us to go to Fishmonger’s.  I had actually decided on a restaurant a decent time in advance and was pleased with myself.  I picked up Mina from Lolo’s early to take her to see Igor as I promised.  Dr. Mom was working and suggested it would be [...]

The experience Dr. Mom suggested a few places before leaving for work this evening.  After picking up Mina from kindergarten, I let her choose.  She chose pizza at The Shire.  That would be Scalini’s.  Sounded quick and easy and I was eager to redeem ourselves after the pizza experience at Fireside Pies last week and [...]

The experience Well, my original plans for Chinese went out the window when we drove up to Jeng Chi and found it closed for the evening.  I knew it was closed one day of the week and of course it had to be this one.  There are plenty of other choices for Asian food, and [...]

SORRY THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED!!   The experience Today was a busy day for us.  Ogre and I were going to an engagement party for our dear friends, Carolyn and Brian.  Oma and Grandpoo were coming over to babysit the kids while we had some fun interacting with kids our own age.  We would be [...]

The experience Tonight we decided to eat at Jorg’s Cafe Vienna because they were having an Oktoberfest celebration with live music and free giveaways.  After last night’s fleecing, something free might be nice.  We wanted to get there early because Jorg’s is pretty intimate and we didn’t want to wait around.  When we arrived, there was a [...]

The experience As you may know, I worked last night and I would be going to a continuing medical education work function tonight; eager to participate in another feeding fiasco, I sacrificed sleep to have a breakfast date with my two favorite guys, Benji and Ogre.  I gave Ogre a couple of suggestions and we [...]

The experience It would be another long night for Dr. Mom, so Mr. Mom would be on his own again this evening.  I decided on Balls Hamburgers, a local hamburger joint I used to frequent on occasion at one of my previous jobs. Mina had decided on the way home from school that she didn’t want [...]

Hello Ike! Alo Brunch!

In: 3 stars, Brunch, Dallas, Lunch

The experience Tonight I’m working again!  We thought we’d hit a brunch spot so I can participate in our daily grind.  We decide to go to Alo, a place we discovered last Mother’s Day.  On Mother’s Day, we wanted to go to La Duni (my absolute FAVORITE brunch spot), but realized that it was reservation only and that they only [...]

The experience So after 36 days straight without going to some of Mina’s favorite places due to our desire to steer clear of the more chain-type restaurants.  I finally decided I would give into her desire to go eat at California Pizza Kitchen in The Shops of Willow Bend in Plano.  She loves this location [...]

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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