Friday Night Frenzy

Dining with the kids

| by Lexi JohnsonAfter Friday night lights in Aledo, you can find everyone enjoying gourmet pizza with a cold beer in hand at Slice the Pizza Spot, which hit the ground running after opening this fall and instantly became an Aledo favorite. With large restaurant space, there is plenty of room for the kids to run around while you sit at the Airstream trailer that has been converted into a bar. Just recently, Slice enclosed its patio and added heaters so customers can come in and stay warm this winter.

Slice provides a simple menu of fresh, quality ingredients. Inside Slice, you will also find a stage area where artists play live music on occasion. Due to the success of Slice, some nights they completely sell out of pizza, but customers can still hang around to enjoy the music, atmosphere and brews.

Another great spot to take the kids on a Friday night is Uncle Julio’s off Camp Bowie Boulevard. The restaurant has a diverse kid’s menu ranging from “kidsadillas,” enchiladas and tacos to fajitas and chicken tenders. For parents who like their children’s meals “healthified,” you can order a side of fruit with any of the menu selections. Additionally, the kid’s menu comes with activities and small Spanish lessons to keep them occupied throughout the evening. For parents who also wish to eat something on the healthy side, Uncle Julio’s has added some healthier options like the mesquite-grilled salmon, which has been heart-healthy certified by the experts at the Medical City Hospital located in Dallas. Uncle Julio’s was established in Dallas in 1986, where it became the home of The Swirl. This frozen blend of margarita and homemade sangria is guaranteed to make parents smile while they enjoy dinner with the whole family.

For adults who are looking for the perfect place to cheer on their favorite sports team and entertain the kids, BoomerJack’s is the place to be. The kid’s menu includes a hamburger, wings, chicken tenders, quesadillas, home-style mac and cheese, grilled cheese and corn dog bites. Each item on the menu comes with fries and the cherry on top, an ice cream sundae. A must-try for kids and parents is the specialty cherry limeade that ensures everyone will leave with a smile.

BoomerJack’s has a casual atmosphere that is perfect for kids at any time of day, and don’t worry about the kids being too loud because noise is certainly welcome.