In what could be a new feature on the blog, we’re kicking off the first installment of Kids Eat Free. Now that I finally have a child who is eating big people food, many of my adventures have now included a kids’ meal. Yes, it’s official. The cost of food blogging has officially gone up. Since Wichita By E.B. is a hobby and my web hosting fees will more than double next month, I have to be a little more price conscientious. Thus, I started to look into some kids deals around town. Probably the most popular one I’ve been suggested is at Oak & Pie.
2244 N Greenwich Rd #900
Wichita, KS 67226
Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 1am
Kids eat free at Oak & Pie on Wednesdays. They don’t mention anywhere that a purchase is necessary. But I could never in my right mind, take advantage of a deal like that without ordering something for myself.
The Just-For-Kids Menu consisted of five dishes:
- Chicken Alfredo spaghetti
- Spaghetti with red sauce & one jumbo meatball
- Mac & cheese
- Chicken tenders with mac & cheese
- Cheese pizza with one topping
All meals included a drink.
My daughter and I discussed what she wanted to eat. Since I was going to order a pizza, that was off the table. After I could finally decipher her gibberish, we ordered the chicken tenders with mac & cheese. We stuck with water for her drink despite soda pop (as they call it on their menu), milk, chocolate milk and juice being available.
The serving size was quite incredible and large especially for someone of my daughter’s appetite. We received four chicken tenders and a small bowl of mac & cheese.
We started off with the mac & cheese and I’m not quite sure she was chewing her food; more like inhaling it like a future food blogger. #ProudDadMoment
After 7-8 small spoonfuls of mac & cheese, we moved on to the chicken tenders. The fried breading was probably too hard for her young novice eating talents, so I broke it off and gave her chunks of chicken underneath. She loved it! So much that when I tried to feed her more mac & cheese, she pushed the spoon away and shot her eyes straight at the chicken. After a couple of tenders, she eventually gave in and started to eat a bit more mac & cheese.
About three tenders and a half bowl of mac & cheese later, she was stuffed and finished.
All was not perfect though during our daddy/daughter date night. She had one minor complaint. Our server gave us a sheet of paper with a pizza crust pictured with separate stickers of toppings like mushrooms, pepperoni, onions, pineapple and more. She did not like how sticky the stickers were. Her tiny little fingers had problems getting the stickers off her fingers and on to the pizza. She also did not like that they were not edible stickers. My daughter is of the opinion that you should be able to safely put everything in your mouth with zero concern.
Aside from the overly dramatic sticker situation, we had a fabulous time together at Oak & Pie for Kids Eat Free night. And in case you’re wondering what I ordered, I went with Soprano Italiano pizza with roasted garlic, mozzarella, pepperoni, spicy sausage and pepperoncinis.
Now where to next for the next installment of Kids Eat Free?
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