Thursday, March 26, 2009

Family Fun Night at Cheeburger Cheeburger

We had so much fun last night at Cheeburger Cheeburger's "Family Fun Night." We like Cheeburger anyway but this put it over the top.

We rarely go out for dinner on weeknights but since I have so much more fun AWAY from home than AT home lately, and we had a great outing last week for St Patrick's Day dinner, we thought we'd give it a try.

Brilliant idea and well executed: The restaurant gave up just 1 table for a balloon guy and a face painter, and the place was packed with families. (And, smartly, the table they were at was next to the front windows so walk-by traffic could see the goings-on.) We ran into friends and the mom said her daughter (a first grader like DuckyBoy) had informed her at school pickup time that "You promised to take me to Cheeburger!"

And even though the place was amok with little kids it wasn't bedlam, just a happy loudness, and the staff was very tolerant of every kid moving around. Which is good for us because DB has a hard time sitting still!

The balloon guy was good, too, making complicated stuff like umbrellas, helicopters (ours has lost one propeller to deflation this morning, but who cares how long they last after the night is over, right?), and a yellow character that looked a lot like SpongeBob. (I give him credit for refusing to say the name, so he didn't run into any licensing issues!)

Oh, you want to know about the food? Does it matter, when my kids is happy? But yeah, the food is good too. Burgers of all sizes, chicken fingers that DB will actually eat most of, and decent fries, onion rings. Everything is rich. But I still managed to eat/drink ALL of my chocolate-peanut butter-banana shake! For $31 (tip extra) I thought it was a good deal.

Oh, and the kids meal comes in a cardboard CAR, a plus for us, and the walls are covered with funny signs that I'm counting toward DB's reading time for the day.

Cheeburger Cheeburger
108-50 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY

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