nosh SHE EATS: Gulf shrimp and a spinach salad THE KIDS EAT: Fried chicken and mac and cheese photography by Kevin Marple


“I love the Southern hospitality. I can have a handcrafted mint julep in an authentic silver cup and eat some of the best fried chicken in town. Plus, the waitstaff is quite dapper, and the bustle of the crowd drowns out any noise the kids make.” Shelia Garrison, owner of Hiatus Spa & Retreat, mother of Logan and Emma
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

ELBOW ROOM
Dream Cafe: I have a 7-month-old daughter, so room for the stroller and a changing station are musts. Often places that have those conveniences aren’t known for their food, but Dream Cafe hits both marks. There’s plenty of space for our gear, the bathroom has a cushy built-in changing pad, and you can’t beat the killer breakfast menu. Brittany Cobb, writer and founder of the Dallas Flea, mother of Landry
SHE EATS: Santa Fe omelet and peach Bellini
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GOOD GREENS
Sundown at Granada: This is one of the healthier menus in town while still being accessible to all. The food is local and fresh, and the owners are incredibly nice. Susan O’Brien, founder of Hail Merry, mother of Evan, Quinn, and Dwyer
SHE EATS: Greenhouse salad
THE KIDS EAT: Burgers
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FRESH AIR
Si Tapas: The food is fabulous, and the staff is great with our boys, who love the variety of tapas. At the end of the meal, they play in the field out back while my husband and I sit on the patio sipping sangria. Cheryl Collett, food writer and editor of ittybittyfoodies.com, mother of Pikelet and Lollo
THEY ALL EAT: Fried calamari, grilled lamb chops, potatoes with aioli, and an orange salad tossed with carrots and mint
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COZY DIGS
Urban Taco: The atmosphere is grown-up, and we always get a big, comfy booth (a score with three kids). The food is consistently good, and our kids will actually eat—which is a major bonus. Bonnee Sharp, textile designer, mother of Georgia, Genevieve, and Beck
SHE EATS: Chips and salsa trio with a margarita
THE KIDS EAT: Tinga tacos
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