Where the boys and girls are
So say you have some friends who live in Hyde Park and have young children and you haven't seen them for awhile. Stop by Noodles and Company on Wasson Road. You'll probably run into them. I stopped in for dinner last night before going grocery shopping (I spent $7 on dinner so I wouldn't go to biggs hungry and spend more.) The place was packed with families with kids--mostly under 10. They were all pretty well-behaved, too. I enjoyed being there, watching the little family dramas that are no longer part of my life -sigh-
Anyway, I know why all those families are there. Easy-they've got buttered noodles on the menu. A whole generation of picky American children is growing up on buttered noodles. And macaroni and cheese, which is also on the menu. (We used to go out to Skyline because the kids could have spaghetti and cheese. They seem to have turned out alright. )Meanwhile, the adults can have something more sophisticated like sate peanut noodles.