Lunch Category

The experience Somehow I went from craving and wanting Sukiyaki to ending up at a burger joint.  I searched far and wide to find a place that serves Sukiyaki (other than Awaji) and came up with nothing.  I caught Benji’s cold and since I couldn’t have sukiyaki, I figured anything else would be find as long [...]

A Late Dinner at J. Palace

In: 3 stars, Chinese, Dinner, Lunch, Plano

The experience Well, today, we had to run some errands and, of course, got off to a late start.  We needed to hit Wal-Mart for a few items, so Ogre wanted to eat near the Wal-Mart somewhere.  We are really running low on choices in that area.  Ogre recalled J. Palace (actually, he called it [...]

A Plano Newbie: Urban Crust

In: 4 stars, Dinner, Lunch, Pizza, Plano

The experience It was another busy day for Team Phipps.  Benji was still asleep at Lala’s house and we needed to hit the mall (I wanted to buy some gifts from the Disney store for upcoming birthday parties that Mina has been invited to), and buy fish for Ogre and Mina’s fish tank (Mina wanted to [...]

The experience Mina started hula lessons today, so it was just me and her.  We ended up having to stop off at the hospital for an admission after her dance lesson, so I decided we’d eat in Rowlett so it wouldn’t be too late when we were eating dinner.  Just a few weeks ago, I [...]

The experience We decided to go to Fogo de Chao for Father’s Day with Ogre and his dad.  (We went out to lunch with my dad).  We arrived to find Oma and Grandpoo already waiting on us as we were about 10 minutes late to arrive.  We were seated right away after that.  We discussed [...]

Tea Party at Into My Garden

In: 5 stars, American, Lunch, Plano

The experience So Grace had arranged a tea party for me and Mina for father’s day at Into My Garden Tearoom in downtown Plano.  Sounded like a fun idea and Mina was very excited.  We arrived to our party and found a table set with some games, princess books and a nice tea set.  Looked [...]

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 [...]

The experience The pickings are getting pretty slim in Plano for quick Tex Mex.  So, we add to venture to neighboring Richardson for dinner tonight.  I have heard some good things about Dos Charros, so we thought we’d give it a shot.  It was that restaurant or Amigos, but since we did not ever seen [...]

Mina and Maharaja

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

The experience This is going to be abbreviated because I wrote the whole post and half of it vanished when I hit save draft!  That is so annoying and it’s not the first time!  Anyway, when I went over to my Mom’s house to pick up Benji, he had not napped yet, so being the [...]

A Country Burger in Suburbia

In: 3 stars, American, Dinner, Lunch, Plano

The experience I picked up the kids from my parents and drove to our house to get Ogre.  Apparently, Dusty also wanted to eat dinner with us, which I never have a problem with, but always presents a quandary because he is NOT an adventuresome eater (translation: he only likes to eat burgers, pizza, salmon, [...]

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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