Here is my somewhat complicated situation:
I will be in Austin for five days. My wife and I (one CH and one foodie, both reasonably adventerous), our two children (4 and 6, restaurant veterans willing to experiment) will be visiting with my brother and sister (both VERY conservative eaters).
We have one dinner trip planned for Salt Lick (I love that place and my kids saw it while watching the Food Network...yes, we watch cooking shows as a family).
My wife and I will have one lunch or early dinner "date" alone...anything is open game except sushi, but our budget is around 15-20 per plate.
We will have another 4-5 lunches or dinners in or around town.
I would like appropriate suggestions for:
-an Italian meal. Traditional is better than authentic
-Any kid focused restaurants or good "theme" places that have tolerable food.
-Thai restaurants. My wife, kids and I love Thai food. I read on the board about Madam Mam's. Do they have any non-Thai foods on the menu (maybe something Canonese my brother and sister might eat)?
-A mid-priced steak restaurant? Something better than a standard chain (Outback, etc) but not quite a Gibson's.
Thanks in advance for an suggestions!!!