My 2 boys, 5 and 2.5, and I are coming to Boston with dad while he attends a conference. We are staying at the Kendall Hotel. The kids are adventurous eaters and do know how to be public people, eat out, etc. Nonetheless, they are 5 and 2.5 and I'll be on my own for all but 2 dinners.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Lunch on Aquarium day I am thinking Sel de la Terre. Other lunches will likely be slices, deli/sandwich takeout (Flour?), tacos (Grampy's gulf), food truck (good falafel maybe), etc. as dictated by hunger, mood, location. (Other possbilities are the Childrens Museum, the Red trolley, Paul Revere's house, Swan boat ride, MFA for a short stint after 4 on Wed. The Harvard Natural History museum looks interesting but then so do the Harbor Islands if it is hot or, as I saw posted somewhere here, a trip out to JP for Cuban food and a row on the pond. Alas, so much to do in just 4 days).
We are from Maine and just returned from Seattle and so have no need of the typical seafood fix. We'll skip Chinatown this time only because we just did that out West.
In scanning the boards, I compiled this short list of dinner possibilites. We want one dinner in the North End- am thinking Antico Forno after MFA on Wed. Also am considering O Cantinho (looks like Atasca is on vacation), Cafe Baraka, La Verdad, or Mulan. Maybe travel to Brookline Family Rest.
Of course this is the list if the kids hold it together. Black Sheep is in our hotel if we are not fit to go out. Emmas and Armando's look like casual pizza. Is Miracle of Science a real bar i.e no kids or can we grab a burger there?
Finally, this mama is serious about her coffee. Any great suggestions for the morning cup(s)? Starbucks is my last resort...
I'm sorry this is a long post. I tried to do my homework so as not to waste anyone's time and to help my family have a fun, well-fed trip. Thanks in advance for any and all help.