You may be on vacation, but the kids still want to eat. Our writers know it can be tough to find kid-friendly and affordable restaurants during a family vacation. Here are their ideas about where and what to eat on a family vacation.
I have learned that 'eating out with kids' is one of those things that aren’t as fun as they sound. If you want to be able to enjoy your food and have a drink in peace bringing a two year old isn’t the best idea, same thing with a restless eight year old. So I like to go out on a date night with my husband every once in a while.
Since we don’t trust anyone to put our boys to bed we don’t have many date nights. However on our trip to Florida we took a romantic afternoon - Rocco’s Tacos on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.
New York City is known for its many great restaurants but there are times when you can’t find anywhere interesting to eat. If you find yourself faced with an empty stomach at the Empire State Building or shopping nearby at Herald Square, instead of an upscale steakhouse or a generic deli or café, check out Korean Way.
For those of you who may not have a chance to experience Paris in the spring time this year, there are still ways to celebrate this spring’s sweetness and color in small, tasty, little bites. The delicate confection of the French macaron has made its way stateside. Blooming all around us—it’s macaron madness. The colors and lightness can be found on bakery shelves, pastry stands and cafes where this light and decadent cookie offers a bit of hope and optimism.
The best way to experience the bountiful food in Ireland is to hop on Aer Lingus and take a culinary tour.
But if your vacation days and dollars are limited, you can whip up the recipes on Good Food Ireland (the mashed potatoes, called champ mash, were a creamy kid-friendly hit, and the Irish seafood chowder made the best fish soup I’ve ever had).
Good Food Ireland, a food and tourism network, has a list of over 450 ‘qualified Providers’ so you can be sure you are getting the best in Irish cuisine. And the artisan food producers often export their products to the US.
On a recent day trip to Truckee my daughter and I stumbled on another reason to love Truckee, California.
An absolutely fabulous and memorable breakfast started our day off right at Jax on the Tracks, a 1940's diner with delicious and gourmet style comfort food. Featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, the amazing little eatery has fun ambiance, superb service and a homey, “local yocal” feeling. In fact, while there I met one gentleman, retired surfer Herbie Love, who is the perfect example of why Jax is loved by so many. Wintering over from Hawaii, Herbie stopped by Jax a few years ago during a white out blizzard and was so taken aback by the incredible hospitality and genuine warmth of the owner's tight knit and beloved staff that Herbie has become a regular, like so many others, locals and tourists alike.
Dining at Cima at the Westin Riverfront in Beaver Creek is like consuming art. From the interior design and epic views of Beaver Creek Mountain, to the creative flair of the dishes, you are not only surrounded by sophisticated beauty, it's served to you on a platter.
Rich earth tones and high-polished woods set the mood in this ultra-contemporary bar and dining room with high-backed circular booths that create an inviting and intimate experience.