My husband and I reminisce about the days we used to eat out. That was prior to having babies. For many people with young ones, enjoying a fine restaurant meal isn’t an option because they can’t afford the restaurant prices AND a babysitter, or worse, they don’t know anyone trust-worthy enough to babysit at all.
I spotted this article by Zach Brooks (proprietor of Midtown Lunch), which apparently collected a firestorm of comments. I felt that the topic was worth discussing further. Below is an excerpt from it. (He resides in NYC, but his idea can be applied anywhere.)
Fancy Restaurants Should Implement an Early ‘Baby Seating’
Isn’t it hilarious how your friends come up with a million business ideas involving babies as soon as they become parents? Well, I had my first kid three and a half months ago, and, as much as I would have liked to resist becoming a new parent cliche, I have an amazing idea to benefit, well, me and any other parents of small children.
Don’t stop reading yet, it doesn’t involve onesies with hipster slogans or starting a useless “food my kid likes” blog. It involves eating out.
See, I really miss eating out at nice restaurants with my wife. We’ll occasionally drag the baby to lunch at a semi-nice place (such as Kefi, Salumeria Rosi, or Company), but for dinner I am one of those people who feels incredibly guilty bringing my newborn into a place where he is clearly not welcome. So here’s my idea…
…to continue reading about Zach’s idea, visit this Serious Eats link.
Now tell me where you stand; in the “this is the best idea ever” camp? Or the “I would avoid that restaurant like the plague” camp? Maybe somewhre in between? Don’t be shy!