So, I found this scrap of paper when I was doing a quick excavation of my dining room table last week. It said, ” 1/10 5:50.” And? And? I seriously had no clue, and for days I’ve had this nagging sense of doom as I sat here waiting to miss something on 1/10. But, just now, as I was writing this up, I remembered! Swim Lessons! That’s it…..we start swimming again on January 10th! Phew-that was a close one.
If, like me, you’ve had a rough time getting back in the swing of things, you might want to take a break from cooking. If you’re one of my Puyallup readers, I’m excited to tell you that all through the month of January every plate at Sushiland is just 1.00! The plates go around on a conveyor belt, and it’s good, kitschy fun. Now, I get that not every kid will go for sushi, but I saw at least four little diners last time we were there. Lots of the rolls are just rice and veggies, so the raw fish thing is totally optional. If it’s really a bust, it’s pretty much next door to Papa Murphy’s, in the same plaza as the Rock, in front of the Y.
Too fishy or too far? Varsity Grill in Tacoma offers free kids’ meals with an adult purchase every day. At the Ram kids eat for 1.00 on Mondays, and at Red Rooster in Gig Harbor, your kids can nosh for nothing on Fridays (it closes at 4:00 so make it lunch or linner). I also noticed Red Rooster is starting kids’ cooking classes. I’ll try to find out more about that.
It’s also a good idea to join the various clubs offered by your favorite restaurants. We got two for one burgers at the Ram Sunday for joining the MVP club. Now, typically these offers have restrictions, so it’s always a good idea to check before you make a plan, and imho you should tip based on whatever your total would be if you weren’t getting discounts.
Does this post have you hungry for more dining deals? This is just a taste (all bad puns intended) of a list I’m working on, and I’d love to hear your recommendations for dining spots that offer great deals or are just great for kids!
In the meantime, this is my favorite site for finding bargain meals by zip code. The only downside to sites like these is that in my personal experience they aren’t always up to date, so again, just call and check, and let me know if you see a bunch left out, so we can make sure the SFM dining list is Hot and Fresh (I’m done now, seriously).
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Tomorrow’s Friday, which means I’ll have a whole list of ideas for your weekend. You won’t want to miss it!