12 Restaurants You’ll Actually Enjoy Dining at With Your Kids

Going out to eat with the entire family can be tough. High chairs, crayons, mac-and-cheese–these seem to be the hallmarks of what most people look for when they’re searching for a place to bring the rugrats. Loud, brightly-colored rooms that cater to young eaters by creating an experience where tears, tantrums and spills can go almost completely unnoticed.

And look, there are plenty of those kinds of places out there. Most diners, a lot of suburban restaurants, pizza joints, every fast-casual operation ever invented — all perfect. Iron Hill? That place is ideal because it’s planted squarely at the intersection of kids menus and beer lists. It’s a bar that you can bring your kids to without being, you know, the parents who bring their kids to the bar…

But sometimes you’re looking for something a little different. Sometimes you want to sit at an actual table and eat something that’s not chicken fingers. You want to take a chance and push the family-dining envelope a little.

That’s where we come in.

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New, Seasonal And Limited-Time Menu Items Coming To Shake Shack

ShakeShackBBQBurger

Photo courtesy Evan Sung

Okay, yes. There are some new Shake Shack sandwiches. And fries. And shakes. And blah blah blah whatever.

But seriously? Look at that fried chicken sandwich up there and tell me that you don’t IMMEDIATELY have to eat that. It is a work of art. Of edible, deep-fried, BBQ-slathered art.

I’m gonna need a minute before we continue…

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Shake Shack News: Bubbles And Buns

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Our friends over at Be Well Philly already reported on half of the Shake Shack news of the day–the fact that, as of yesterday, all Shake Shack locations now have gluten-free buns for those of you out there with unresolved wheat issues.

But there’s something else new happening at the Shack, too. Something a bit more exciting than a choice of bread.

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Hallelujah! Shake Shack Has Gluten-Free Burger Buns Now

Shake Shack's new gluten-free burger bun | Photo courtesy Shake Shack

Shake Shack’s new gluten-free burger bun | Photo courtesy Shake Shack

Good news, gluten-free eaters! Yesterday, Shake Shack –  the spot known for its burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes, with five Philly-area locations — officially added gluten-free burger buns to their menu. Meaning: You can finally (FINALLY) get your hands on a burger sandwiched between a real, honest-to-goodness bun instead of lettuce “bun.” Go ahead, jump with joy.

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Shake Shack Looks to be Coming to New Jersey and the Wells Fargo Center

Another fantastic Photoshop rendering by Arthur Etchells

Another fantastic Photoshop rendering by Arthur Etchells

Monday October 17th is set to be a big day for Shake Shack. According to a story in The Courier Post, the zoning board of Evesham, New Jersey will consider an application for a freestanding building to be shared with a new Honeygrow and near a ShopRite supermarket at Marlton Commons. the intersection of routes 73 and 70.

That same day, we will find out if another Shake Shack will be opening at the Wells Fargo Center. Rumor has it, the stand will be behind Section 116 of the lower level. Take that Penguins fans.

At this time, neither Shake Shack nor the Wells Fargo Center are willing to confirm the openings. But we don’t have to deny them either. Watch this space.

First King of Prussia Savor Eateries Open

Melt Shop Opens at the King of Prussia Mall

Melt Shop Opens at the King of Prussia Mall

The first eateries that are part of the King of Prussia Mall’s expanded food area, Savor have now opened. Yesterday was the first day of Melt Shop, a New York-based comfort food spot that offers sandwiches, shakes, salads and sides. Highlights include classic grilled cheese to a truffle melt, burger melt and fried chicken. Shakes include Nutella, oreo and chocolate truffle. Tots can round out your decadent lunch or dinner.

The 1,300 square foot space is Melt Shop’s 7th location and first in Pennsylvania. The other six are located in New York City, Long Island and at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

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This Week Only: The Al Roker Burger at Shake Shack

The Al Roker Burger - Available this week at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung

The Al Roker Burger – Available this week at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung

The wonders of the Internet. Al Roker, NBC Today show weather guy became an Internet meme when he stuck to his guns in calling swimmer Ryan Lochte a liar as his co-hosts inexplicably defended the now disgraced swimmer. Perhaps the best part was Roker, tensely stirring his Caipirinha on air.

Well now you can keep the month of Al Roker going at least one more week as the Roker Burger is being served at Shake Shack. The Roker Burger is a patty of Shake Shack’s all-natural Angus meat, topped with Niman Ranch barbecue pulled pork, double American cheese, red-eye mayo and pickles. The burger is available now through Friday, August 26th for $7.49. A dollar from each Roker Burger sold will support No Kid Hungry in its effort to end childhood hunger in America, where one in five children are living in households without consistent access to food.

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Burgers and Brews Tasting Dinner at Shake Shack

The Bacon Cheddar Shack at Shake Shack | Photo by Liz Clayman

The Bacon Cheddar Shack at Shake Shack | Photo by Liz Clayman

On Tuesday, August 16th, the University City location of Shake Shack will be hosting a Burgers and Brews Tasting Dinner with Yards Brewing.

The dinner includes four rounds of food and beer pairings with the assembled voting on their favorite beer to be featured on the University City location’s menu for the rest of the year.

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News From The ‘Burbs: New Restaurants Coming to King of Prussia

The Fat Ham coming to the King of Prussia Mall

The Fat Ham is coming to the King of Prussia Mall

King of Prussia‘s expansion is only two weeks away from their projected opening on Thursday, August 18th.  With over 50 new stores and restaurants to explore, this addition is truly huge. Obviously, here at Foobooz we are most excited about the new Savor King of Prussia area, which is where some old favorites and newcomers will be opening up restaurants in the expansion.

We’ve rounded up the new spots below. They are all expected to open on August 18th and be open regular mall hours (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday).

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