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Out to Eat: South End Kitchen 

Published August 20, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

click to enlarge Mira with mac and chicken tenders.
  • Mira with mac and chicken tenders.
Going out to dinner with kids can be complicated. On more than one occasion, when our daughter and son were younger, my husband, Jeff, and I attempted to go out for a nice family meal and left the restaurant shaking our heads. "It's not worth it," we agreed.

But now that the kids are a little older — Mira is 7, Theo is 4 — and we're mostly past the throwing food, spilling drinks and not-being-able-to-sit-in-their-seats-for-more-than-5-minutes phase, we're emboldened to dine out a bit more. 

When I found out that South End Kitchen, one of my favorite new Burlington spots, has a Saturday night deal where kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal, I was raring to go.

Jeff and I had both enjoyed dinner at South End Kitchen sans kids before. The café is open until 9 p.m.,  Wednesday through Saturday, and has different summer dinner specials each night — including pasta, barbecue and burgers — in addition to the regular menu. The last time I went, I had what was — hands down — the best eggplant parmigiana I've ever had: a slab of breaded eggplant cooked to crispy perfection atop a delicious plate of pasta. 

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Alison Novak

Alison Novak

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Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.

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