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New Service Allows Parents With Young Children To Dine At Fancy Restaurants

Bring a moody toddler to Frontera Grill

Nibble and Squeak, a dining service for parents with young children, has launched in Chicago.
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Parents of young children are often at the mercy of their offspring when it comes to dinner plans. And when it comes to fine dining, unless parents have the chutzpah to show up to Alinea with an 8-month-old, it’s probably a bad idea. A dining club for parents and their young children, Nibble and Squeak, launched earlier this year in New York, setting up meals at trendy restaurants so parents can try these hotspots with their children. The service has now arrived in Chicago.

Nibble and Squeak kicks off in Chicago with lunch on Oct. 27 at Frontera Grill. Tickets are $70 for per adult ($80 if mommy or daddy need a margarita). Kids eat free. Frontera’s private room will be overrun with highchairs, and the service aims sweat the details only a parent would care about. They’ll accommodate food allergies, dishing out courses family style. One mother remarked about how Nibble and Squeak gave her the first chance to eat a place with a cloth napkin since since her daughter was born two years ago.

While Nibble and Squeak sounds like a great idea, Chicago still has an abundant supply of family-friendly restaurants. Here’s a primer to get parents started.

Remember, don’t call the restaurant, go to the link if you’re interested.