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#1 of 2 Old 08-13-2013, 12:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just read this interesting and humorous article about how Children's Menus came to exist in restaurants. 

 

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At the age of 4, children of the near-extinct Kawésqar tribe of Chilean Patagonia spear and roast their own shellfish. This is eight years earlier than when kids who vacation in Cape Cod, Mass., come of shellfish age—that is, if the children’s menus found in every clam shack in the area are anything to go by. If a child is younger than 12, Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar will serve them a grilled cheese sandwich or a hot dog. But no clams.

 

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Hard to find a decent vegetable on those things. Buffets do nicely for kids, they pick a variety and know just what they're getting because they see it. I can't remember the last time I took the kids to a regular restaurant. Splitting one adult meal between 2 kids is a good option at those though, or 1 adult menu between mom and a small child.

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