365 Restaurants, 2 Kids, 1 Giant Fiasco
Again, this is being written about a week out, so I cannot remember details about dinner. I do know that we decided to eat at Greek Islesin pursuit of the lemon soup, which escaped us when we ate at Mediterranean Cafe and Bakery. We were seated right away and the restaurant was not too full. It seemed like it would be another uneventful dinner…
We ordered hummus and pita bread to start and that is when details become extremely fuzzy. I started to get the worst heartburn and reflux ever!! Ogre, of course, thinks it’s somewhat psychosomatic as he cannot believe that anyone could get heartburn after eating 1 tablespoon of hummus. I can tell you he is wrong. It was crazy and lasted well until after we left the restaurant, got the kids in bed, and I sat myself at a 30 degree angle in bed attempting to sleep through my crazy heartburn in anticipation of awakening at 4 o’clock in the morning for our 7:15 flight. Awesome.
Mina was unaware of our pending trip to the Dominican Republic and we revealed the secret to her with a shirt that said “Mommy’s Island Girl.” She loved it and wore it right away!
Benji could have cared less. All he wanted to do was yell “Number 2!” I realized what he was talking about when I looked in the direction he was looking.
I can’t even tell you if the kids behaved themselves. I’m pretty sure that there was another table who thought Benji’s singing was adorable, but other than that, they could have screamed bloody murder and thrown knives at the other patrons, and since I was screaming bloody murder in my own mind with the excruciating chest pain, I would not have been the wiser.
We ordered the hummus to start. I don’t know if you’ve read any previous posts of ours (or mine), but I don’t really like hummus unless it’s from Cafe Izmir. So, don’t be surprised that this one was not awesome in my opinion. I can tell you that Ogre thought that it was very good. I thought it had a very strong cumin flavor. I also think that it gave me severe heartburn and reflux. So much so that the rest of dinner was quite the blur.
I could not even stomach my soup, which came out next. Ogre says it was good -it has a rich, creamy lemon flavor and seems to be made with a chicken broth. My salad came out, which was huge. I ordered the Greek Isle Salad and it was good. I was able to eat enough to stave off hunger, but the reflux did not really allow me to enjoy it or eat too much of it.
Ogre had the Lemon Chicken, which he said was very good. They serve it with a Greek Lasagna type dish, which he did not like as he thought there was a weird sweetness to it. Baseline, Ogre doesn’t like green beans, but I’ve had them here before and think they are really good. I did not risk trying them that night.
The kids had chicken tenders and they both seemed to like it just fine.
Service wasn’t bad tonight. Not great, but nothing to complain about. The food comes out at a good tempo.
Another one that’s not NOT-kid-friendly, but they don’t go out of their way. No kids activities and no kids menu.
I’ll have to give this one another try when I’m not having terrible heartburn and nausea. Ogre likes it.
Childsplate.com 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!