Looking for a fun dinner option that the kids will be talking about for days? Perhaps Tom & Chee is the place for you!
We had a family day trip to Newport on the Levee in Newport, KY this weekend. We had the pleasure of eating dinner at Tom & Chee. We each got “The Classic” grilled cheese donut. It is cheddar on a glazed donut. It sounds odd and I was skeptical at first. They were amazing! The combination of the saltiness in the cheddar and the sweetness of the donut was a perfect combination. The kids loved it! Obviously this is not good for you but it was a great treat dinner.
It’s very kid friendly. They had an outdoor seating area so we could eat, chat, and people watch in the beautiful weather. There is a television tuned to cartoons inside if that’s your thing. It’s a casual laid-back place.
The menu includes many grilled sandwich options, soups, and salads. They will add potato chips to your sandwiches as well. The prices are reasonable. Around $20 for our family of 4. The classic grilled cheese donut is $4.
Florence Nature Park in Florence, KY is a small park. It was spring and all the flowers were just beginning to bloom during our visit. The kids had a blast chasing butterflies. We watched squirrels, smelled flowers, and even followed a honey bee from a short distance. Isabella kept asking, “Is he eating, Mommy? Does he eat flowers?” Ivy was taken with the daffodils that were in full bloom.
If you happen to be in Florence, KY during Spring or Summer, I highly suggest this park as a good place to have a picnic, spend a little time with nature, and perhaps play frisbee or ball in the large grassy areas.
We were trying to find a good place to go kite flying. We came across A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria, KY while searching online. It’s a beautiful park with large open areas that were perfect for flying kites. There is also a large lake and tons of trails. We had a picnic under a large tree. The kids played on the playground. The park was clean, easy to find, and as you can tell from the photo, not too crowded. Looking for a low-key family outing in Northern Kentucky? Perhaps A.J. Jolly is what you are looking for.
Spring Fest 2015 at Kinman Farms in Burlington, KY continues this coming weekend (5/16/15 & 5/17/15). Spring Fest is being offered free this year. Yes folks, Free! Free petting zoo, Free hayrides, Free pony rides, Free face painting, Free parking. The other activities were very budget friendly. They also sell a ton of plants if you are looking for something for your garden. Our first stop was the photo booth where the kids enjoyed holding bunnies.
There is an area here to paint a flower pot for $2. We skipped this because the line was too long. The petting zoo was a hit. Isabella, 5 years old, loves chickens! She could have stayed there all day. You can buy feed in an ice cream cone for $1. We went through a few of them!
The face painting station is in the petting zoo barn. It was kind-of odd placement. The girls running it were very nice.
We grabbed a quick lunch off the grill and ate at a picnic table looking out over the lake. It was relaxed and very budget friendly. Food options are Pulled Pork $4, Hotdogs $2.50, Funnel cakes $4, Nachos & Cheese $3, and Drinks $1. After lunch we went for a hayride around the farm. This was a lot of fun. A pony ride was Isabella’s favorite part of the whole day. This family farm day was just what we needed!
Looking for a place to grab a steak and cocktail with your kids in tow? We are parents but we get sick of eating at places that advertise Kid’s eat free nights and kiddy play places. Sometimes you want to go somewhere that let’s you feel like a grown-up that just happens to have a kid with you. I know, I know. It’s a chain but this place has booth seating, good food, a great strawberry margarita, kid’s meals, and a more grown up vibe. Our children felt welcome but we didn’t feel like we were eating at a “family” restaurant. I had Flo’s filet (cooked a perfect medium rare), grilled mushrooms, inadvertently garlic mashed potatoes (They accidently brought these too but didn’t even try to charge me for them.), a Caesar salad, and a strawberry margarita. Yes, I like to eat! This was not exactly a “cheap” dinner but it was a nice family night out. Everybody needs a nice meal now and then.