Brunch with My Baby: Dining Out in Your Post-Baby World
SHARED By: Leigh Goldman, Gymtime Mom
The More Things Change, the More They Can Stay the Same
Living some semblance of your pre-baby life once junior arrives is not mission impossible, especially when it comes to frequenting some of your favorite neighborhood restaurants. The proof is in the pudding, the paninis, the eggs Rothko and countless other dishes two New York moms sample for their blog Brunch with my Baby (BWMB).
Co-founders and New York editors Christine Knight and Alexis Barad-Cutler are bloggers, publishing veterans and self-described foodies. The two met at a local new mothers’ group and decided they wanted to take in as much of the city as possible…with their nap-averse babies in tow.
As the mantra of the website is “raising mini-foodies in NYC,” the focus is on food, good food. As Knight and Barad-Cutler describe, BWMB restaurants are ones that “we would have eaten at before we had babies and that we would want to visit again.” The write-ups include information not typically found in other review sources, namely the availability of high chairs or booster seats, stroller storage (lack thereof indicates you should go portable with a baby carrier) and changing tables.
And make no mistake – kid-friendly doesn’t simply mean chicken nuggets at a diner- not that there’s anything wrong with that. Kid-friendly by BWMB standards is a welcoming atmosphere and extra-helpful waitstaff (the ones who discreetly bring you extra napkins and plastic cups of water before you’ve even asked).
UES restaurants reviewed include: Maison Keyser, Two Little Red Hens, E.A.T., Candle 79 and Go Burger. Venturing a little out of the Gymtime nabe, you’ve got Landmarc (at the Time Warner Center), The Plaza Food Hall, Norma’s, and Eataly. And that’s just for starters. BWMB covers neighborhoods throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn plus there’s even a special blog round-up on the Hamptons. BWMB also has sister sites in Sydney and Singapore, making the blog a true global palate builder.
Knight and Barad-Cutler are currently looking for guest posters. Anyone interested should email them by filling out this form.
Leigh Goldman is the former New York editor of UrbanBaby.com and spent years working as a television producer covering parenting topics. She is the co-author of the book “The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters.” Leigh currently runs the corporate website for a Fortune 500 beauty company and lives with her two children in New York City.