The big news in Fat City this past week was that our talented blogger, author, comedian, and adventurous eater Jonathan Bender and his wife became the parents of a very beautiful baby girl.
The birth of bambina Bender was the inspiration for this week's Top Ten list: The Top Ten places to take kids to dinner. In case we left your favorite off the list, please comment: Jonathan will need to make his own personal list soon.
This week we also learned the secret of the 12-second cocktail. And on that note, the most famous non-alcoholic cocktail of all time is named after the most famous child movie star of the 20th century: Shirley Temple. This recipe for a Shirley Temple is actually taught in many bartending schools: ginger ale or 7-Up, grenadine syrup, a splash of orange juice and a maraschino cherry. No hangover, guaranteed.
But if a hangover is a problem, consider a nice scoop of Pepto Bismol ice cream. It may not be suitable for small children.
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