Tonight was just one of those nights. I was totally fed up with fast food, yet we are always on the run and I just didn’t have time to cook. We have special needs children so we don’t often venture out to real restaurants – that can be quite scary for us. However, tonight we decided to take the plunge with the help of Restaurant.com and Hank’s Restaurant.
Our certificate was for $25 off our order.
When we go out to eat we need to consider the menu – my son has very limited meal options but guess what – they have his trusty good old Kraft Mac and Cheese. Seriously – every single restaurant should have that on a children’s menu. It is not healthy – I get it – but it allows some flexibility for parents in situations like ours.
My husband and I have been to Hank’s before – it is just down the road from our house. But it has been many many years. It is a family owned restaurant and definitely a huge part of the community. This restaurant was opened in 1971 and has been going strong ever since.
Upon arriving we were very warmly greeted and we were immediately treated like we were very important. That had nothing to do with being a blogger (which I have to assume they do not know) or having a certificate. Our kids were so excited going to a real restaurant – their excitement was very visible. Sephora just could not wait for a meal that came with soup or salad (although of course she got both), then the meal and she HAD to have dessert. She was determined to have all the courses like it was a major celebration. She made it through much more of the food than I ever thought she would. Anthony had his famous macaroni and cheese. My husband had soup and salad and I had stuffed chicken breast.
Check out some of these menu items – I didn’t take pictures of the macaroni and cheese – I assume most of you are well acquainted with what that looks like:
Salad Bar Creations
Turkey Rice Soup with Oyster Crackers
Stuffed Chicken Breast Meal
Children’s Menu – Spaghetti and Meatball
The servings are more than large enough. We were all stuffed when leaving and definitely had doggie bags. It was a hilarious experience watching my daughter trying to act so grown up and like such a restauranteur! She ordered vanilla ice cream for a dessert. But she asked for sprinkles – which we were told they did not have. So she opted for chocolate syrup and whip cream. But the waitress went out of her way to try and find sprinkles and lo and behold – it arrived with purple and black sprinkles. My daughter was in heaven for sure.
Tonight was perfect. Just about 25 people in the entire restaurant and only about 8 people in the side we were located on. My kids did behave but if they decided not to – we would have been fine and survived the experience.
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