Are You Eating Out With Friends?

Do you have out of town friends or family members staying at your house? Perhaps you are just meeting with friends to have a night out without the kids. Or, maybe you have a group of friends who have kids around the same age as your kids, and you often go out to dinner together. Whatever the circumstances that you are eating out with friends, from choosing a restaurant that offers customized pizzas to choosing a restaurant that offers foreign foods, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a fun event.

A Pizza Restaurant - Do you know a single person who doesn't love pizza? If so, he or she is probably outnumbered by your many friends who love pizza any time they can get it. Choosing a restaurant that offers customized pizzas is probably a very safe choice for you to make. Consider going to a pizza restaurant where customers first tell the worker the size pizza they want, then go down the line to choose anything from things like pesto, red sauce, white sauce, pineapple chunks, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, red peppers and pretty much anything else you can think of that might taste good on a pizza. And, when it's time for dessert, you can probably order pizza with chocolate dipping sauce or cinnamon pizza. The great thing about customized pizza restaurants is that they are often very affordable. And, whether you'll be there just with adult friends or with kids as part of your group, the atmosphere will probably be a casual one. 

​A Foreign Restaurant - Do you want to try something totally new to you? You've probably already had Mexican food, but have you had something like Thai food or Cuban cooking? Consider going to a restaurant that offers foods that you have never tasted before. There will probably even be a kid's menu with choices that will satisfy children who aren't quite ready for things like spicy foods. Another idea is to go to an Italian restaurant. Even though you've probably eaten things like spaghetti and lasagna before, there might be Italian foods on the menu that are totally new to you. While you are trying something like spaghetti with clam sauce or stuffed zucchini, there will also probably be pizza on the menu for those in your group who want to stick to a safe food they know they'll enjoy.