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Restaurant Reviews

17
Jul
2016

Where to eat in Fort Worth with kids

It's no secret that Fort Worth is one of our favorite quick getaway spots for a long weekend (check out this downtown Fort Worth hotel we stayed at). The more we go,we love Fort Worth. And it always surprises us that it's a short thirty minute drive from Dallas. The burgeoning restaurant scene leaves us yearning for the next visit. To make the most of our getaway, we sandwich in a brunch and an early dinner with a trip to a museum. We've snooped about and listed some of our favorite kid-friendly eateries in Fort Worth:
15
Jun
2016

DoorDash helps families do the legwork at meal times

Happy Birthday DoorDash! The food delivery service turns one in Dallas and is now expanding into areas like Fort Worth and Arlington. Recently DoorDash invited IttyBittyFoodies to try their service and we jumped up and down at the thought of having a hot meal all prepared for us. If your household is anything like mine, the time leading up to family meal times are always a little like driving in Asia on the wrong side of the road without a road map for us. Three rambunctious boys turn into Gremlins around 4pm and somehow we muddle through to get dinner on the table. It's one of the reasons why IttyBittyFoodies recipes are designed to get you in and out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less. However, our first DoorDash experience did not go as expected. For full disclosure, DoorDash provided us with a meal up to $50, all opinions are my own (as always) so read on to see hear this tale of two DoorDash deliveries.
9
Mar
2016

Meatball recipe by Kenny’s Italian Kitchen

Today is National Meatball Day and to celebrate, Chef Kenny Bowers of Kenny's Italian Kitchen is sharing his Kenny's Midnight Meatballs recipe with Itty Bitty Foodies. The recipe aptly named after he spent many a night making meatballs till midnight after work as a way to relax. And to show his meatball love to customers, every Sunday as well as National Meatball Day, Kenny's Italian Kitchen offers $1 for an order of Kenny's 1/4 lb meatballs. A deal like that makes Sunday family suppers at the Italian-American eatery doubly delicious. Read on for the secrets to his meatball recipe.
5
Feb
2016

Cheddars Scratch Kitchen Review

It's been a busy couple of months for us after the holidays and then getting straight back into the swing of school and activities. Last week, my husband went away on not one but two conferences. It kind of tipped the scale of chaos for me to juggle the three boys, separate after-school activities, dinner and bedtime routine. So we trotted off to Cheddars Scratch Kitchen for dinner to give ourselves a break. I must admit, I've always lumped the Cheddars chain with Applebees and Chili's. However, since they've started rebranding with a fresher, scratch-made approach to cooking, Itty Bitty Foodies were pleasantly surprised. So surprised that we brought Daddy there the next week when he got back from his conferences.
3
Feb
2016

The Lot in Lakewood is kid-friendly but the food… meh

I've always wanted to love The Lot in Lakewood. I really do. It's taken me so long to write about it because we've never enjoyed the food. But recently a few things have changed our minds and I call it the "All-Inclusive-Resort-mentality". Years ago, when we didn't have children, my husband and I vowed never go to one of those all-inclusive resorts. Why would anyone want to be trapped in one resort? Now with three active boys, our perspectives on what's important has changed. Dramatically. When our second son was old enough to go into a kids club, we went to an all-inclusive in Cancun and our eyes were opened to the merits of the previously dreaded tourist trap. We 'get it' now. The Lot in Lakewood rocks.
14
Oct
2015

Blaze Pizza in Frisco teams up with Texas Brews and Operation Kindness

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza in Frisco is teaming up with new craft breweries to the Dallas / Fort Worth market for a beer tap takeover to raise funds for Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. This Saturday October 17th, kick back with artisanal, made-to-order pizzas and taste some new local craft beers from Noble Rey, Back Country Brewery, Texas Ale Project and Guns & Oil Brewing Co. During the event, 20 percent of food and beverage proceeds will be donated to Operation Kindness.
5
Oct
2015

Ida Claire : Southern food in Addison

Ida Claire restaurant enters the noisy Addison restaurant corridor like a genteel Southern belle. This Southern style gastropub couldn't be more different from her brash neighbors. Inside, a whimsical world awaits as if your eccentric Southern aunty had her hand decorating it. Harmonious to the decor, the food lends itself to the South and in Ida Claire style, the dishes are bursting with lots of character.With most dishes under $18 with the exception of the Wagyu Sirloin steak ($26), this price point makes Ida Claire much more enticing than her Dallas counterparts in town.