The first thing you should know about Dolce Pan Bakery is that it is a delightful Puerto Rican bakery, coffee shop, and fast casual restaurant. The second thing you should know is that to find it easily, just think 2818.
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If your family hasn’t tried Earth & Stone Pizza at Yellowhammer Brewing you might be surprised to discover how family friendly it is – our resident local restaurant expert details his experience.
The new Old Black Bear Brewery is a taproom, restaurant, and coffee shop found in downtown Madison. Our family food review correspondent went with his team to check it out.
Open for breakfast and lunch Beignet Café serves up New Orleans’ favorite powdered sugar treats – read our review before you make the short drive!
A second location for a great weekend morning breakfast for your whole family – read our Parent Review before you head to Blue Plate Cafe on South Parkway!
Now, granted, Rocket City Mom is NOT a food blog. But we do love to feature local restaurants that provide family-friendly fare in our Restaurant Reviews, and we were super stoked to be asked to participate in the Rocket City Food Blogger Tour again this year!
Do you like the big city? Chicago and Toronto are the most populous places I’ve visited. I was in each for a couple of days. I enjoyed myself. And then, I was quite ready to go home. That’s my consistent experience with a truly big city. Visit? Love it. Stay? Y’all can have it. However, […]
We want to capture these fleeting moments with our children. Just how fleeting is achingly evident now that their childhoods seem to have gone to full afterburner. But that can be a trickier order than you might think. Exactly how important is this?
Picasso’s Grill is a locally owned restaurant that recently moved from Athens to County Line Road in Madison. But is it family friendly? And how truly kid-friendly is it? Our Parent Review has all the details!
When Nathan was born, my sister Jenny got excited about being a cool aunt. Clearly, part of what this meant to her was giving cool gifts. Cool, loud gifts. The Cat Remember the Cat in the Hat movie? Not the beloved TV short, but the Mike Myers film nearly no one liked, at least partially […]
I wonder, and fret some, about how our boys handle the potentially mean streets of their peers. I remember that in my childhood, a lot of it was wrapped up in that idea of “cool.” Hey, that kid doesn’t have cool shoes. Let’s make fun of him for it until he goes somewhere else. Then, let’s make fun of him for running away until he cries. Then, let’s make fun of him for crying.
If you ever visited any of the previous restaurants in this location, you’ll be amazed by the transformation in décor and atmosphere at Las Trojas Cantina in Madison. The enormous light fixtures play against an indirectly-lit ceiling that does a good sky impression. There are whimsical little touches everywhere.
The early years are special. All years of parenthood are special, but there’s something about getting your legs under you as a brand new mom or dad. The genuinely hard jobs are rare early on. Yet there are things that are tougher to understand than they appear. Here are three.
Monster Jam is coming, Rocket City Moms and Dads! Ever been to a monster truck show? The boys and I took in our first one last year and had a blast. Monster trucks have two basic tricks: running and jumping over junked cars and doing doughnuts. That’s not a very big repertoire, but if the […]
Our boys haven’t had much trouble talking to girls. Moreover, they’re mostly receptive when I have something to say about how to do it. I realize that may be a fleeting blessing as my older one pushes deeper into the teen years and I start getting really dumb. (Rocket City Moms and Dads, get to them while they’re still young and you’re still smart!)
I really reinforce only three things to them.
You’ll want to study this menu before you’re put on the spot at the counter. There are over three dozen entrées on the regular menu and five weekly specials. Our only complaint? No changing tables.
If you were born much past 1982 or so, it’s probably difficult to understand the depth of reaction to the rape and assault allegations against Bill Cosby. OK, so a celebrity is accused of sex crimes. That’s unfortunate, but regretfully, not exactly uncommon. Why are people reacting so viscerally, you wonder? So you youngsters look […]
I’m an American right down the middle of Generation X, which means that most of my why-when-I-was-a-boy stories for my children are rather tame ones of mere convenience. We’ve really had it pretty easy, you know? I mean, we were never shot at in the Pacific, and nearly none of us ever had to work […]
I am amazed at the Tennessee Valley’s apparent capacity for Mexican restaurants. Ever counted them up (or tried to)? You’d think we’d reach a saturation point sometime, wouldn’t you? With so many choices, there’s no excuse for settling. If you want Mexican food that makes you happy with no compromises, then don’t stop until you […]
“That’s an old car horn. Want to hear it?” I was 9 years old, I think, which would make it 1980. My friend David and I had just come from exploring a new-to-us area of woods in which we’d found a rotting Chevrolet from the late ‘40s, and an Oldsmobile from maybe five years later. […]