People often ask me for family-friendly restaurant recommendations, and I usually launch into a list that includes La Hacienda, Kalamata's, J. Alexander's (on White Bridge), Jim ’N Nick's and a few more. My 5-year-old happens to love Whiskey Kitchen, and Whole Foods offers something for every palate, from sushi to pizza.
But next time someone asks, I'll add a new name to the list: Lucky Bamboo.
On a recent outing to the weekend dim sum service at the elaborate new Chinese eatery on Charlotte, which is the subject of this week's review, I realized I had forgotten something — my kids. Never fear, my offspring were safe at home with a responsible adult, but looking at the surrounding tables filled with ankle-biters, I wished I had the little Foxes with me.
What fun to explore the bounty of dim sum through a child's eyes! Shrimp dumplings, chicken and sticky rice in banana leaf, sesame balls ... my crew would love those delicacies. Chicken feet, beef tendon, and those purple and green cakes? Maybe they wouldn't love them so much, but at about two bucks a plate, who cares? Skip the creepy stuff and move on to something yummy. Dim sum is fun for all ages.