CHEAP EATS 2013
Your child is a passport to small-plate bargains.
The Central Eastside’s hip noodle bar packs in parents and their ramen-slurping offspring, dinosaur-topped training chopsticks clenched in their chubby fists. The Bambino Bowl, brimming with aromatic broth and pulled pork, is two-thirds the size of an adult order but barely more than half the price. $6
What goes best with this brunch haven’s gut-busting Scotch eggs? Crayons, a slice of bacon, a perfectly scrambled egg, and toast. Or a buttermilk pancake the size of your tot’s head. $1–2
Sample your little one’s trio of wee-size sides (like sweet-saucy beans or mild stewed greens) or meaty pork ribs with fries at this laid-back, pig-centric Southern joint. Best of all? Free Wet-Naps mean easy cleanup. $5–5.50
At this farm-focused Italian dining room, sippy cups mingle with a full bar. Alternate mouthfuls of your hearty entrée with your tyke’s floppy-good wood-fired pizza or grilled chicken with fresh greens and spuds. Kids get free juice and ice cream with a meal, too. $6.50–7
No sitter? No problem. This inventive spot gracefully accepts adventurous little eaters, offering a startlingly rich bowl of noodles or rice with slurp-worthy broth and your choice of chicken, veggies, or a flawlessly poached egg. $1 + $1–2 per topping